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Title: Dress for Success: What NOT to Wear!


1
Dress for Success What NOT to Wear!
Presented by Wendy Sledd
2
Pear Shape
  • (like the letter A)
  • TIPS
  • Bright colors and textured fabrics
  • above the waist and dark color below
  • Look for suits slim lower body and
  • draw attention to upper body
  • Keep all detail away from hip (belts,
  • jacket hemlines, buttons)
  • Draw eye up with accessories
  • JACKETS
  • Long or short to avoid hip
  • Slightly fitted, shaped, belt
  • Trench coat styles are great for you!
  • SKIRTS
  • Flared skirts NO tapered
  • Softly gathered waistlines
  • Hemlines below the knee
  • Ie. Handkerchief hems cuts
  • PANTS
  • Low-cut vertical seams down front
  • Avoid side pocketsadded bulk
  • Darker colors minimize hips, lengthen leg
  • BLOUSES
  • Broad V-Neck
  • Fancy/detailed necklines
  • NO strapless tops
  • Top length long or short to avoid hip

3
Rectangle
  • Like the letter H
  • TIPS
  • Create shape! Pleating,
  • detailing, beading, prints,
  • knitwear.
  • Round-toed shoes keep
  • legs from looking too thin.
  • NEVER wear vertical prints!

  • JACKETS
  • Tailored, flare at waist
  • Longer jacket, shorter skirt
  • SKIRTS
  • A-line, full, wrap, crossover
  • Gather at waist
  • Flowing/flared
  • PANTS
  • Avoid tapered pants
  • Pleated or flat front
  • Flared styles that hug the bottom
  • BLOUSES
  • Scooped, rounded, V-Neck, square collars
  • Ruffles or details
  • Hug waistline
  • Spaghetti straps to enhance bust
  • Long tops over semi-fitted pants/jeans

4
Hourglass
  • Like the letter S
  • JACKETS
  • Single or double breasted
  • Slightly fitted
  • Long draping coats with big lapels
  • TIPS
  • Avoid oversized and baggy
  • styles
  • Draw attention to the waist with
  • belts or wrap tops
  • Avoid thick belts
  • SKIRTS
  • Prints including floral and pinstripe
  • Long, pleated
  • Wrap or crossover
  • PANTS
  • Softly flared
  • Bold prints, skinny or wide leg cuts
  • as long as they are tailored
  • Mid-rise if you have a bit of a tummy
  • Side-zip pockets or pocketless
  • BLOUSES
  • Fluted, ¾ length, and puff sleeves
  • Avoid high neck tops
  • Deep V-Neck or wrap-around tops best
  • NO spaghetti straps or halter tops

5
Apple Shape
  • (like the letter E)
  • JACKETS
  • Sharply tailored, roomy at hips
  • NO shoulder pads!
  • Long coats that swing away from the body
  • Avoid short jackets
  • TIPS
  • Scarves jewelry that draw
  • attention to the top or center of torso
  • Avoid wide belts look for narrow
  • belts that blend
  • Handbags hip level or lower
  • Pretty skirts and ¾ length sleeve
  • tops
  • SKIRTS
  • Wear hemline above the knee
  • Tailored, avoid gathering
  • Flare or ruffle at bottom
  • PANTS
  • Flared or boot cut
  • NO pleated pants
  • NO high-waisted pants
  • BLOUSES
  • Wrap tops to hide tummy
  • SLEEVELESS is ideal!
  • Avoid tops fitted through the middle
  • V-necks that are elongated
  • Keep collars and lapels narrow small

6
Cone
Like the letter Y
  • JACKETS
  • Wear dark colors
  • Well-cut, simple with flare
  • Long coats that swing away from the body
  • Tailored, single breasted
  • Waist-length coats
  • TIPS
  • Avoid belts
  • Draw attention downward toward
  • waist, hips, and legs
  • Avoid capri pants, mini skirts, and
  • narrow silhouettes
  • SKIRTS
  • Mid-calf length
  • Bright colors, prints
  • Wrap-style
  • PANTS
  • Bright colors
  • Designs or prints
  • Lighter colors with patterns
  • BLOUSES
  • NO strapless or snug tops
  • V-neck and plunging necklines
  • No ruffles or breast patch pockets if
  • you have a full bust
  • Full-sleeved, sleeveless, or oversized
  • and off the shoulder

7
Thank you to our contributors
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