CLASSIFICATION: Business, Smart Casual, Dressy.
Single Breasted for Ellen
Jackets are an essential part of a woman's wardrobe. They instantly raise the formality of any outfit, can hide any number or torso challenges and can unite two unrelated upper and lower garments. Double breasted jackets are less commonly in fashion and have a more formal/dressy image than single breasted jackets, due to their military origin. Double breasted jackets are also not suitable to be worn open as their front panels will fall awkwardly. Single breasted jackets are by far the most versatile and have been able to be adapted to many more styles. When needing to give a business wardrobe a revamp, start with adding new tops, blouse and jackets, as they will be noticed first.
~ Jackets that have detailing at or above the bust line will take the focus off any challenges you may have below your waist.
~ Avoid jackets, dresses, vests or tops that very fitted down the back as these will emphasise your sway back.
~ When it comes to double breasted jackets ensure the fabric is medium to lightweight and smooth.
~ Avoid jackets with very rounded hemlines or those with wide inverted 'V' openings, as they will make you appear wider and heavier at the hemline.
~ For the slimmest appearance look for medium to dark colours, fine weaves solid colours, subtle patterns, non-bulky fabrics and perfect fit. ~ Addition a high placed accessory such as a scarf, brooch, necklace or detailed collar etc will place attention on your upper body.
~ Your vertical proportions make contoured jackets more flattering for you than stiff boxy styles. ~ Choose medium to medium-long jackets whenever possible.
~ Jackets with waistline emphasis will make the most of your small waist.
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