All female and male bodies have either a natural curve or a straighter more angular shape. Choosing clothing that flatters your natural shape is paramount to looking more stylish and pulled together. Your friends wont realise what it is but you will definitely be dressing to reflect that you know your body and can reflect it in the best possible way.
So how do you know whether you are straight/angular or curved ?
For some people it is very obvious but for others, less so.
- Face- squarer and chiselled or more rounder and softer.
- Shoulders- angular shoulder line or more rounded
- waist – straight or defined
- Thighs – turn sideways are they straight or do they have a curved front
- Cuticles are generally a good indication . Straight or curved ?
So now you have established if your lines are curved or straight what does this mean in terms of clothing.
Suit square neck lines, sharp pointed V necks , slash necks, sharp angular shirt collars
Curved necklines, softer v necks, cowl necks, peter pan or softer collars on shirts.
Straighter seams, sharper cut jackets, military style jackets, single breasted. Lapels with sharp lines or no lapels with a sharp V. Wing collars.
Softer seams, gathered shoulders, curved hemlines. Softer lapels or rounded at neck/chest.
Pointed toes or square toes. Square heels or angular heels.
Rounded toes or soft pointed. Rounded heels or wedges.
Different designers or shops either cut for angular or straight shapes. here is a guide to some.
CURVED – Massimo Dutti, Gant, Hobbs, Phase Eight, Ralph Lauren, Coast, versace. M & S Per Una
STRAIGHT – Jigsaw, M & S Limited, Sandro, Burberry, Prada, Victoria Beckham.
Being curved or straight is just one of the many scientific pointers used to establish your own polished personal style there are 8 in total. So we have written about the importance of colour so this is number two on your list in the journey of style. If you want to have a preview of the ALL the style lessons in advance then tune into my style channel on youtube/c/stylelist or press the button on this page for a direct link. But here is a short video recap to help you decide straight …….or curved ?
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IF YOU FEEL YOU CANT DECIPHER WHETHER YOU ARE AN ANGULAR OR CURVED BODY THEN ENGAGE THE HELP OF A STYLIST. IT REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR OVERALL LOOK BEING POLISHED.
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