Love the skin you’re in: Style tips for Valentine’s Day and always

by Onyinye Fafi Obi

Wondering what to wear today? Guest writer and stylist Onyinye shows you just what to do with these simple day to night style tips.

Curvy women
Day: To work, wear a sexy yet professional look. Go for a pencil or A-line skirt, a blazer and a V-neck top which will elongate your upper body and remove the focus on your flaws.

Night: Wear a dark coloured, snug bootcut jeans and a lighter coloured top. Kick on some heels to elongate your legs, add height and give you a streamlined silhouette.

MAJOR TIP: Always accentuate your waist to maintain balance. Wear a belt when you can to give yourself a balanced look.

Petite:
Day: Wear a dark coloured trouser/pencil skirt suit for a sleeker look and kick on high heeled shoes elongates your legs and make you taller.

Night: For a casual look, go 70’s style and wear a maxi dress with volume. Go easy on the accessories to give you a clean finish and prevent you from looking too hobo-chic. For a sexy look pull on a pair of skinny jeans and a simple fitted top.  A mini dress and strappy sandals can also come in handy for a “girl night out”.

MAJOR TIP: Avoid Capri pants and large prints, so they don’t “cut” you in half and overwhelm your small figure.

Pregnant women:

Day: Go for 60’s sophistication. You can wear a shift dress and a pair of kitten heels. Make sure the shift dress is loose-fitting, so you can feel comfortable.

Night: Wear an empire waist dress and a pair of embellished sandals to pull off a look that is stylish yet comfy.

MAJOR TIP: Comfort is the key word!

Tall women:
Day: Wear a pair of skinny jeans, a fitted blouse and a pair of low heeled shoes.

Night: For a sexy look, opt for a dress that stops just above the knee to show off your long legs.

MAJOR TIP: Avoid vertical stripes, they draw out your height.

If you have…

Narrow hips: Wearing A-line, pleated or tulip skirts will make your hips look wider.

Broad shoulders: Avoid halter neck and polo tops. Go for V-necks or a fitted shirt.

Small bust: Avoid empire line clothing – they draw attention to your chest. Wear a round neck top to keep the focus on your arms and shoulders.

Photo credit: bodyshapestyle.com

One comment

  1. The title of this article should have been love the body you are in. Nice work though.

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