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Guide to right jacket style for your body shape

Here is my guide on buying the right jacket to fit your body shape. Pears: Since we are heavier on the bum and thighs and tiny in the waist and upper body, we want to draw the eye upwards with a nice ruffled collar or fur collar or some fun detailing.  The waist should be belted or have a tapered/faux waistline with an a-line or flare bottom.  Make sure the length falls to the knee!  If it’s too short, not only will you be cold, but the eye will be drawn down to your problem areas.   Apples: We want to play down our bulky or too broad upper and midsection and show off our legs.  The best jackets for this body type are structured, with little detail and an empire waist.  No ruffles or bows and etc as these will add more bulk to the problem areas. Rectangles: We want to add curves so have fun with ruffles and collars, buttons and other fun details to help give you curves.  No straight jackets! Inverted Triangles: …

the art of class - for the ladies

The Art of Class, For the Ladies

It is a Saturday night. The coolest night club in town has a crowd building outside it.  There is a buzz in the air.  I am waiting in line, keeping an eye out for my partner in crime who has yet to arrive.  My black silk cropped pants, and black tank top sprinkled with silver sequins are comfortable.  The sequins draw attention to my favorite feature, my collarbone.  Turquoise Jourdan pumps, neon orange crystal earrings and a silk shawl are my only accessories.  My hair is pinned up and I am sporting a smokey eye and nude lips.  I get complimented on my shoes, earrings and shawl. As I start to survey the women in line and on the street, I see there a theme to their attire: super tight mini-dress, platform stiletto heels and a lot of mascara.  At 36 years old, I don’t understand the new trend to expose as much of our bodies as possible in the tightest outfits.  At twenty I was always conscious of where to draw the line on how much of my body …