5 Proportion Tricks I Swear By & You Should Too

 

 

When I get ready in the morning, I try to gravitate toward those outfits that flatter our specific silhouettes best. And let's be real, some days are better than others. You too? Thought so. So over time, I've learned a few tricks to turn even my worst days into good days, if not some of my best dressed days! And the best part is these tricks essentially work for a range of different body types and styles. Here are 5 proportion tricks I swear by that you should too!

 

 

PAIR A CROP TOP WITH A MAXI

The simplest way to make your legs look instantly longer is to wear a long maxi skirt. The key is pairing a shorter, cropped shirt up top. Something longer that extends below the top of the skirt will only cut off the part of your legs you're trying to elongate.

A-LINE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

Toss on an A-line dress to emphasize the smallest portion of your body: your waist. It's literally the easiest way to look your absolute best—and takes little to no effort.

A HIGH BELT GOES A LONG WAY

Lengthen your frame by cinching in your waist up top with a belt. If you add a belt higher up, you'll look slimmer than if you wear it a bit lower. Above I'm wearing a custom belt with a custom dress, that I also added a criss-cross feature in the front for an added slimming effect.

OPEN UP THE TOP HALF OF YOUR BODY

If you want to draw attention away from any of your problem areas, the simplest thing to do is opt for a deep-V shirt that will open up your face and bring attention upward. Above, I made this dress with a deep opening in the front for an All White Party.

WRAP UP YOUR WAIST

If you're not feeling an A-line dress but still want to cinch in your waist, tie something around it. But that doesn't just mean a classic belt; a cool shirt tied around your waist works great, or a piece that features a built-in tie. Above, I have a custom peplum belt that works great to hide any problem areas and reduce the appearance of inches on my waist!

 


How do you dress to display your best assets? Share your favourite style tips in the comments below!

XoX,

Olivia