The V and the Line

Posted January 24, 2018 by Jody

Have you ever noticed at every big event like the Oscars, Academy Awards, etc, the world’s icons and female actors are dressed with a ‘V’ & — (v and a line) for their dress silhouette (or at least one of these is present.)

The reason is a balance of silhouette.

If you are a #tloybff then you know my style tip this week was around the ‘V’ & —. If not, you’re missing out!!! Sign up here or click on the picture of Shanna and myself and sign up. Don’t forget to confirm your not a robot.

One of the most asked questions I get is, “How do I dress my body shape”. True enough, there are 4 main types of body shapes, but remember that YOU are a BEAUTIFUL creation, not a FRUIT!!!

Although, dressing them is relatively the same, what you’re really asking is, “How do I balance my shape so that the larger areas look smaller and the smaller areas look larger”. We are hard-wired to want to bring balance to everything we see.

The hourglass is one of the most perfectly balanced shapes, it’s why we desire to have that shape for our bodies. The top and bottom in balance, middle beautifully smaller…balance to our silhouette archived.

 

What if your top is small and your bottom is large?

The widened ‘V’ becomes essential to bringing your shape balance. It widens the top and elongates the body creating the illusion of a smaller bottom. The — placed at the waist (high if you have a longer torso ) creates a longer leaner leg. The 1/2 tuck is your BFF.

 

What if your top is large and your bottom is small?

The narrow ‘V’ becomes essential to bringing your shape balance. It narrows the top and elongates the body creating the illusion of a smaller top and larger bottom. The — placed lower than the natural waist continues to elongate the top creating a more lean look.

 

What if your top and bottom are equal in size?

The widened ‘V’ on a small top will add width and balance. The narrowed ‘V’ will create a leaner silhouette. The determining factor is whether your shoulders are broad or narrow. Widen the ‘V’ if you are narrow and narrow the ‘V’ if you are broad. The — will fall at the midpoint of your frame, even if this is not your natural waist. Remember you are creating an hourglass silhouette. This may feel awkward at first.

 

What if you naturally have an hourglass silhouette?

Hello, Lucky!!!

The ‘V’ will follow the above rules. It all depends on the width of your shoulders. The — will emphasize the narrowest part of your waist. You are highlighting your shape.

 

The ‘V’ and the — are your key to bringing balance to your silhouette. Creating a ‘V’ is not limited to a v-necked garment. You can create it with a necklace, scarf or the design printed on the cloth. Creating a — is not limited to a waist constructed into the garment. It can be created with a belt, the hem of a shirt, or the design printed on the cloth. Once you understand this concept shopping will become simple and dressing effortless.  

I will be posting a teaching video in our #tloybff Facebook group.  “Shut the front door”!!! You’re NOT a TLOY BFF. Sign up here or click on the picture of Shanna and myself and sign up. Don’t forget to confirm your not a robot.

Beautifuls, my desire is for you to feel confident every day, understanding this concept is the first step.

Take a selfie and #tloystyle I can’t wait to see you rock your body shape!!!

YOU are the only YOU!

 

With Grace & Style,
Jody