|A line, vertical blocks of grey, covering the bum.|
|Layering the jewellery over simple pieces.|
|Another A line. The sheer sleeves & the |
bell shape of the sleeves adds allure.
|More formula - sheer sleeves, open neck, |
fitted boobs, floats over the hips.
|This is stunning & likely to be Max Mara. Open neck, sheer sleeves, |
embroidery creates vertical lines, A line. Easy.
|An open blouse with ruffles helps to slim her front. |
Three quarter sleeves add to the allure.
|Notice the vertical lines on the lace pattern? |
Also the band of lace that sits just under her bust
& emphasises that as the narrowest part of her torso.
This is how a "tent" top should work.
|Another gorgeous top - low cut, band under the bust & notice the |
wide paisley band on the hem?
That helps to give it an A line shape which flatters her hips.
Also love the sheer sleeve panels. Sheer stops tops being too covering up.
|Another gorgeous empire line - but this one has an issue - |
the section below the bust isnt long enough.
A one thirds to 2 thirds split is more attractive than the 1:1 of this top.
|More empire line, more layered necklaces, more flattery.|
|Another empire line - notice how this has a |
vertical centre panel like it is a top & a cardi?
Great slimming vertical lines.
|This isnt an empire line (there is no seam under the bust) - but the way |
the print is printed to reveal the white background is a terrific way of creating an A line.
|Pin tucks create a snug bust, floaty below the bust.|
Bell sleeves add balance to a large top half.
|This top is magic. |
Black upper minimises the bust, fanning into a print at her border.
Open neck as always.
|The age old trick of a scarf which isn't too bulky or wide sitting over the girls.|
|This is gorgeous, showing you that structured can work on a plus size.|
Longer line, clean lapels, contrast top.
Notice the cuffs are not too long? Perfection.
|Another stunning business look. Probably from The Practice. |
Probably expensive but stunning. The neckline, the cuffs. Perfection.
|Love the way to necklaces are layered to mimic the scoop neck of the top.|
This woman leaves nothing to chance.
|No one has fat shoulders. Expose one. |
Simple. Easy. Why aren't you doing this?
|Leave the neckline open, wear a cami underneath, |
make it a print & all lumps
& bumps are hidden/covered.
|Low neck cardigans like this with one button done up always work well.|
The shape has to be an A line, though - no straight up & down.
When you see one, grab it.
|Similar neckline cardi in a tie dye look. Perfect.|
|Low neck, fitted bust, flare under the bust, bell sleeves, |
sheer & vertical beading in your best metal.
It's a formula. Use it.
|This looks like a wrap knit, again fitted in the bust, open neckline.|
|Floaty fabric & sheer sleeves.|
|A wrap shirt (or dress) acts like an empire line as long as it starts|
to secure just under the bust & never at the waist.
|The fitted A line knits she wears on Extant.|
|Do up one button or hook. & let the sides float outwards. |
Never do up more than one button unless it's tailor made.
|Notice how she does the brocade outer up so only a small section is |
coming together? Notice how that section is just under the bust?
Totally strategic. Totally works.
|Even though orange isnt her colour, the correct shade |
of red in the jewellery & the lippy rocks this look.
|Please be really careful with high necklines. This is a pose & |
anything looks good in a pose.
The reality may be a whole other story.
|This print is fattening. The only reason she remotely gets |
away with it is b/c the pattern is printed in an empire line.
Very hard to find this in real life.
|Be careful with prints larger than the size of your fist - they can be fattening.|
|When SIA grows up......|