Women’s Fashion Accessories That Create Proper Proportions
Legendary French designer Coco Chanel once whispered the following: “Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” It’s all about creating harmony throughout your style that sets you apart from the fashion faux pas and mishaps of common knowledge. There will always be specific rules when it comes to the clothes you wear, especially to women who have a lot of things going on considering the amount and the knowledge it takes to accessorize. Add that to the fact that people come in all shapes and sizes, and you’ve got the ideal representation that fashion truly is an art form.
A different story
On the surface, ectomorphs and mesomorphs, or the svelte and athletic type women, have it easy on them in terms of choosing and wearing clothes. They can just mix and match whatever is in their closet – as long as the outfit screams luxury and fashion – and they’re good to go. However, the endomorphs, or the plus size women, have a different story. To put a number on the subject, fashion brand Woman Within defines plus size apparel as relaxed clothes from 12W to 44W or S to 8X. With this, it has become easy for ladies to be stylish without giving up comfort, practicality, and personality – they just need to add a few accessories to the equation.
Being plus size doesn’t limit you to certain aspects in fashion. In fact, size zero models aren’t all about glitz and glamor as revealed by an article on The Guardian. Staying true to Coco Chanel’s line earlier, it’s about having the perfect details that will complement your overall look. Having said that, here’s a short rundown on how to accessorize in order to achieve the right proportions.
As basic as it is, bring a bag or a purse that’s relative to your frame. You’ll know that it’s time to invest in a new design if: 1) it’s overpowered by your outfit, 2) your hand seems to cover it, 3) it feels snugged over your shoulder. The best daytime options would be somewhere between an oversized hobo bag to a cross-body bag with long straps. For evening and/or special occasion, nice envelope-style clutches will forever be the go-to piece.
Statement jewelries like stacked bangles, large pendant necklaces, and cocktail rings are the way to go, as they create – for lack of a better term – a slimming illusion. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to wear all of these at once. Just like any minute detail in fashion, control and balance will always be important facets. At the end of it all, you don’t want to look like a walking Christmas ornament.
Lastly, when it comes to belts, every inch is important to create a fabulous and stylish appearance. Three-inch-wide or one-inch-skinny belts work well with more defined figures. With skinny belts, you can sport two of the same colors in different shades. In terms of fabric, leather will always be the safest bet as it easily wraps around the body for a tight yet comfortable fit. You can also be bold and wear a jewel-encrusted sash that’s easy on the eyes and invites the right amount of attention. As for women who carry weight in the middle area, one way to go around accessorizing is by slinging the belt on the hips to reflect a more chic, boho look.
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