Monday, April 15, 2013

Building an Everyday Wardrobe......Week 1

By Elaine Scully Styling

In keeping with my new focus - showing you what you want to see - each week I will pick a staple piece for your wardrobe and I will source different styles for the different body shapes.

For our first week I have chosen the NAVY BLAZER. The blazer is a key staple for your wardrobe perfect for work, rest and play. Navy is a neutral colour that you can team with any colour, it also has the same slimming effect that black has but it is so much more flattering on your complexion than black.

The Apple Shape

The apple shape wants to downplay her tummy. Shoulder pads in a blazer will broaden shoulders slimming the tummy. This blazer is a slighter longer lenght which will draw the eye downwards again slimming your top half. It fastens with one single button under the bust rather than at the waist keeping the attention away from the tummy. You can also leave the blazer open creating a long line also slimming the problem area.

Prim LS Blazer, €39.95, Vero Moda

The Pear Shape

The pear shape wants to downplay her hips and thighs. This blazer (below)  has statement shoulders which will draw attention to the upper half (away from lower half) and also slightly broadens shoulders balancing out your broader hips

Hera gold button tailored blazer, €38,

The Straight Shape

The straight shape as the name suggests is lacking curves. This blazer defines the waist and creates the illusion of curves with the built in peplum detail just below the waist.

Navy linen blend suit jacket, €64, Debenhams

The Strawberry Shape

The strawberry shape wants to downplay her broad shoulders and/or large boobs. This blazer has soft shoulders (no big shoulders pads) keeping the upper half streamlined. Avoid big lapels and pocket details on the chest area. The pockets placed at the waist and the 3/4 sleeves draw attention to the waist and away from shoulders and chest. 

Navy sweat blazer, WAS €47 NOW €37.60, Debenhams

The Hourglass Shape

The hourglass shape is perfectly in proportion between upper and lower half with a defined waist. This blazer draws all the attention to your feminine waist

Vila Patmos Blazer, €31, Littlewoods Ireland

Click here to find out your body shape

As always any questions just message me.....

Elaine xxx
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