Monday, August 23, 2010

Wardrobe styling

I have a Chinese girlfriend who always complains about her figure,actually she's very slim and easy to dress,but she is not happy with her long waist and A cup bust and keep buying the wrong colour garments for years.The following wardrobe assessment is conducted on her current wardrobe and lifestyle.

Sherry,your body type is naturally balanced- slim athletic, also quiet tiny (height 160cm) and fall into petite tendencies. Your skinny and toned frame is great to embrace many flattering runway trends. Be brave to experiment. You have broad shoulder and long waist, therefore, lengthen legs and create curve of the bust are the key to improve your frame.

Sherry, this outfit shows you are dressing ok to your shape. Skinny jeans shows off your great legs, choosing the knit wear as the top cleverly form your curve of the bust; watermelon is an easy worn colour, flattering your natural feature. V-neck shape can correct your round face and show the great collar bones part.

The whole outfit shows casual and sporty style, however it is boring and looks cheap and dated. The tired knitwear lost its shape, stretchy and saggy down, exposed the long waist and the shorter legs. The white sporty sneakers are in the contrast colour with the jeans, shorten the leg’s appearance.

You want to experience the fashion essence, dream of the stylish and feminine silhouette; you want to discover your style.

Sherry was an accountant,after staying at home looking after baby for 2 years,she decides to re-enter the working place.
•How do you describe your current style-feminine, sporty(natural),classic or dramatic?
Sporty / natural. Prefer comfortable, practical clothes and bags. I usually don’t wear dresses.
• What kind of clothing do you need?
Dress and corporate clothes
• Will it be casual, relaxed, corporate, a special occasion etc.?
Corporate and special occasion. I need Cocktail dress for party, corporate suits for interview for job(accountant position)
•What’s your dream style that you wish to achieve?
Feminine style for events. Classic and smart dressing for work. Add a bit fashion to my outfit.
• Do they admire the style of a specific public figure or celebrity?
Jennifer Aniston, Kate Moss


The garments no longer fit
This kind of knit wears amount to 50 pieces in your wardrobe. You are stuck in buying these cheap made (purchased at $20-30) in wrong colour (pastel not flatter the winter you) knit wear. They easily loose shapes, colours are fading quickly. Quality knit wear is essential staple for the slim person’s wardrobe. Made in Wool or cashmere are preferred, quality fabric would maintain the shape well, avoid colour fading. Choose the flattering design to create the curve of top. Animal print, beading, lace, ruffle will add glamour and drama.

These colourful business shirts are not suitable to wear with the suit. The dark grey suit was very formal and serious due to the characteristics of accountant job, the green-white striped shirts conflict with the neutral dark tone, failed to create the professional and sophisticated image. Besides, you have complained these shirts are too tight to wear as outfit, uncomfortably wrapped on your body and loose the casual feel.

The garments no longer like
You wear this dress to work. This dress was purchase 5 years ago in China. It was made from stiff materials. Stiff fabrics will make you look square and bulky, simply add mass not height. The design was a disaster. The sleeves shape was dated, yet the bottom tried to copy the trendy “volume” style. You do need a new tailored dress for work as the alternative to suits.

1. Cocktail dress- one for the night party, one for family/friend’s lunch recreation
2. Dress for work -you need one tailored working dress
3. Crisp white shirt- choose a sharp white with drama detailing in front, you have
plenty of neutral suit skirt to wear with it.
4. Black leather jacket- as the quality investment of a jacket/coat item, replace your cheap brown leather jacket, brown is not exciting on the winter person
5. A-line skirt—choose the one make a statement


Kachel cloud silk dress, $199, size8, David Jones, Castle Tower.

You look stunning on this silk silver grey cocktail, perfect for corporate event or friend’s party.
The icy tone is flattering colour for the winter you. Lots of features including pleating, beading can create a little curve to your body, while still keep the line of your body clear. Large and bold bead embellishment around the neckline draw attention and add drama. Strapless bodies can be worn successfully by you. Belts create waist line. icy/silver heels and crystal clutch are suggested to be teamed with for the party look.

Shonajoy nude/muti dress $220,Size 8,David Jones, Castle Towers

I choose this body conscious /sporty styled dress because it boasts your great asset-your slim frame and tone that not every one would dare to pull off. “Sporty” is one of your obvious natural characters, this dress combined natural/ sporty style with party glamour.
The bold prints of contracting colors mix add texture and create curves. To the winter person, solid or simple patterns with a few colors are better than complex busy patterns with many colors. The rich and vibrant colors are flattering to you.
This dress inspired me of resort holiday or family garden recreation in Summer. I found this scarlet red sun hat in your wardrobe, it correspond with the red color on your dress. The wide edge makes you look modern and stylish. Last, your leather black sandals complete the whole outfit.

Veronik Maine dress, $189,Size 6,Veronik Maine shop, Castle Towers

This classic tailored dress make you look sophisticated and professional yet keep your understated feminine.
Grey is a great neutral also is your flattering colour. It combined with lots of other shades such as white, black, and other shades of grey, neutrals or bright and strong colours. The refine finished fabric is comfortable to wear and easily to breathe. The pleading of the waist line formed the curve of your body, avoid the long waist look.
Silver or white gold jewellery are great to wear, adding scarlet red nail polish and peep toe heels, you become a stylish and feminine career woman.

CUE white shirt $95,size 6, Myer,Castle Towers

As a winter, you cannot go wrong with crisp white Shirts. You can choose the one with lots of panels, gathering and pleating to create volume and curve for your top. This CUE white shirt is a perfect choice. Color is sharp white, classic cut with gathering and pleating in front to create curve .And it fit you perfectly.

You can wear with a black/grey skirt for a classic corporate look. Choose the knee length skirt is perfect for your height.

SABA Marcello leather jacket, $599, Size 6, David Jones, Chatswood Chase

This quality black leather jacket is great investment for the years coming. Fine leather is soft and silky, for the winter person, choosing the fine finish garment is important. Black is your flattering colour. It can go with varies of casual tanks, jeans or dresses. Worn with navy stripe tank is a classic look (Think of Kate Moss).As a winter, you particularly wear black and white combination well. This leather jacket allows you team with skinny jeans as smart day wear. Covering feminine print dress will give cool edge. The choice is endless.

CUE floral print skirt,$155,size 8, Myer, Castle Towers

This hot pink floral print skirt made a statement. It’s a fancy choice yet looks naturally glamour on you. A-line cut shape your figure. Large floral print, bold colour creates volume and curve. As a winter you wear black and white combination very well, hot pink also is in your colour palette.

Clashed with the black and white striped T-shirt gave an eclectic look. The black belt breaks the busy print combination and defines the body shape. You may team with a blazer or black leather jacket to cool down.


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