Friday, March 15, 2013

Best skirts for Body type Cs Part 4: What to avoid

What to avoid:
  • Excessive material at the waist or at the high hip level. Full pleats gathered at the waist, like dirndls, or flounces in medium to thick wools, or in thin wools not stitched down to the low hip. Sorry, ladies, but all these make Body type Cs look like a puff ball, visually shortening and widening their torso.
Trends 2013: Statement sweaters
Bad Skirt Options for Body type Cs: Gathered Skirt by Caroline Grant. This puffy skirt is also short and in leather, so it almost impossible that it will be flattering to any mere mortal. In the case of Body type Cs, it will also add tons of volume and shorten their upper body. 
M Missoni Cutout Jacquard Peplum Top / Felder Felder Leather Skater Skirt / Zara Blazer / Rebecca Minkoff Flirty Handbag /  Ecco Lille Flat Shoes in Port / Therapy Knitted Snood / Asos Rosette Turban Hat / Marni Flower Brooch / Oscar de la Renta Seagrass Ring / Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Orchid / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Black Orchid.

  • Cut on the bias styles in very fluid materials. While cut on the bias skirts in medium and thick materials adds some curviness to Body type Cs hips, filmy or thin materials will, on the contrary, stick to their body and leave nothing to the imagination. That sort of materials require serious consideration because of her flat-tish bottom. There are some options out there to enhance the rear, though, in the form of padded underwear.
Best dresses for Body type C: Bias skirt
Bad Skirt Option for Body type C: Thin Bias Skirt by Caroline Grant. I had to search long and hard to find a skirt that was cut on the bias and in a flimsy material and then make it look good in one of my sets. Most designers have enough sense to use the cut on the bias on slim-cuts with thicker materials or cut generously to use the bias to give movement to a circle, semicircle or godet skirt. This one is almost a slip to use underneath your proper clothes, as it gives no protection whatsoever and will let see anything you have (or not have), plus cling to your nonexistent curves is you are a very slim or thin Body type C or your derrière is on the flat side. Avoid at all costs.

J. Crew Amanda Cotton-Tweed Jacket Jacket / Charles & Patricia Slim Bias Skirt / Alexander Wang Double-faced Stretch-Jersey Peplum Top / Tory Burch Handbag /  Etro Belt / Mary Portas for Clarks La Peep Sandals / Emilio Pucci Silk Scarf / Cora's Multi Color Enamel Necklace / Triple Threat Faceted Bangle Bracelets / Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in Corail Légende / Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin.I promised a reader I would do a post about it slimming tricks for Body type Cs middle, but alas! that was more than a month ago, and the guilt is weighing me down! It will be coming in the future, I promise.


Learn about this silhouette following the label Body type C.

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