How can dresses help with a little extra in the middle?By...
- Choosing a straight of slight A-line silhouette, fitted, to avoid accentuating the upper body. no ice-cream cone effect). Princess seams
- Avoiding clingy materials
- Choosing a jacket in a contrasting colour.
- Colour blocking. A dress is different colours that are strategically placed can have a very slimming effect.
|Colour blocking by Caroline Grant. The lines to the sides and the middle of this dress draw the eye up and down the silhouette. Marks & Spencer produces every season a reasonable amount of formal dresses that, excellent at colour blocking and tailoring. However, they are not made of "noble materials", but rather polyblends, which means that can be used and machine washed for a season at least. I think they are OK when you are starting at a low-entry position, as that is what you can afford then... [Style: Modern Classic].|
Marks & Spencer Grid Dress / Oasis Clean Line Leather Jacket / Jane Hopkins Wedge Lime Handbag / Clarks La Cécile Ankle Boots / Marni Earrings / Lucky Brand Chunky Black Stone Ring / NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.