The next element to consider in my wardrobe, after fit, is silhouette. Silhouette and fit are two of the biggest reasons clothing languishes in my closet unworn. Either is doesn’t fit or it doesn’t flatter my body.
I know what works with my body. I look best in garments with a nipped in waist. This could be because of the garment’s construction or due to a belt. I have a small waist, so this is a trait I like to emphasize.
For example, this Abigail Glaum-Lathbury shirtdress that I wore last Wednesday is fitted in the bodice, especially the waist. I don’t need the Warwick Belt from Shelter Protects You to create the right silhouette, but it adds interest to the ensemble. I finished the look with my Nine West pointy-toe pumps.
I favor skirts that fall around my knee — just above, at, or below. This is a flattering length for me. Any longer and they overwhelm me; any shorter and I feel the outfit becomes a little vulgar.
Full skirts, like the one here, are flattering and comfortable. I have a number that are variations on a circle skirt. I should remember to seek out more like this.
all photos by Travis Haughton – Wasabi Photography