09 Sep 2015
September 9, 2015
Strawberry-shaped ladies have a figure that’s bigger up top than their bottom half, either because of broad shoulders and/or big bust in relation to their waist and hips. Broad shoulders or bigger bust can make you look top heavy, but there are a few simple ways to soften your shape! The least popular body shape is the strawberry shaped body.
FROM THE CARLISLE FALL & HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS:
Choose fashion for a bigger bust like V-necks (draws the eye down) and wrap tops –tops or dresses with ruching at the waist &/or along your sides work well for you as does wrap tops and dresses.
Solid colors (preferably darker colors) are the best on top.
Avoid large prints, pockets, puffed sleeves, shoulder pads, epaulettes, fluid material, and chunky knits. Aim for clean un-cluttered tops and dresses. All of these will make you look top heavy or like an ice cream cone – horrors!
Knitwear is your friend versus blouses with plackets that can gape open. Just remember no chunky knits- ie. Cable knits
You want to “open up” your chest (break up the massive bust). Show more skin…that’s why scooped necks & V-necks are the best for you.
Because strawberry-shaped ladies usually have a “tiny” waist or at least a narrow-appearing waist, you should accent your silhouette. Enjoy belts!
Avoid heavy scarves or necklaces.
FROM THE ETCETERA FALL COLLECTION:
A-line, tulip, or fuller skirts should live in your closet. Again, you want to draw the eye down and balance out your top.
Avoid Pencil (narrow skirt) or pegged skirts (a skirt with a narrower circumference at the hemline than at hipline). Straight skirts are neutral for most every shape.
Pants that are slim through the hips and thighs or straight leg pants will show off your silhouette AND boot cut, flared, and wide-leg pants offset your “top heaviness.” No tapered leg pants!
Don’t be afraid of bright color on your bottom half or statement shoes. They draw the eye down instead of up to your chest/shoulders.
Coming up next week… THE PEAR SHAPE BODY.
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