Despite the fashion trend this season, crop cuts aren’t all that flattering for the majority of women. Crop pants tend to cut the leg line in an area that is at its widest point. Taking a few inches off and showing the natural curve of the leg at the knee is a winning look, and all it takes is a pair of scissors!
Speaking of crops . . .
Many of us wouldn’t dream of wearing a cardboard box as a top and don it as a jacket, yet that is the illusion that these unflattering shapes can give! Often cut-off tops and jackets will create a strong horizontal line and eliminate the feminine curves that we do have, just under the bust. How do we do it without looking like a box car?
One idea is to wear a body skimming tank and add a belt at or just above your waist under the jacket – giving you a point of definition. The other is to balance the look – if your body permits – with a skimming pair of slacks and a high heel as seen in the ensemble below:
Jill Swanson, owner of Beauty Made Easy, image coach, style consultant, national speaker, and the author of Out the Door in 15 Minutes, Simply Beautiful Inside & Out, Simply Scarves, and Simply Closets.
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