We were so thrilled not only with Stacy London’s answers to our questions about how to look and feel better in our clothes, but also the amazing sale that she and her Style for Hire team put together for Gilt.com, that we went back and asked for even more tips! Samantha Brown and Kim Naci were kind of enough to give tips on everything from slimming your lower body to creating curves. Read on and then shop on Gilt.com to find your perfect pieces!
“In order to minimize a larger bottom half, choose pieces that will keep the attention up around your face and define a waistline to create an hourglass figure. Chunky necklaces, open necklines, and belted dresses are a great way to do this,” says Style for Hire’s Samantha Brown on how to slim your lower body. She suggests looking for A-line skirts in dark colors, boot-cut jeans or trousers in dark washes/colors, tops with embellishment or ruffle detail (to keep the attention off the bottom half), shape wear or hosiery, a wrap dress with a V-neckline, and boat-neck tops. Kim Naci also tells Gilt StyleFile, that “the A-line skirt is the Hanky Panky of silhouettes in that it flatters everyone! Also try full pleats and gathers to add volume.” Naci even suggests following some famous advice, joking “The bigger the necklace, the smaller the hips. (I can still hear Fran Drescher saying the same thing on The Nanny about how Big Hair = Small Hips). Find a chunky necklace to draw eyes up and away from the bottom half.” And don’t forget about the accessories — a nude shoe lengthens the leg, therefore narrowing the bottom.
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