In today’s styles we are seeing a lot of “H” lines looks that create a boxy effect and that tend to add pounds to anyone’s frame. Now if you look like Mary – Kate Olson, Twiggy or Keira Knightley, H-Lines can be your friend. But for the other 98% of the rest of us, we need to embrace the “Y”!
This line draws the eye to the outer edge of the shoulders and brings a long vertical line down the center of the body. Watch for it in blouses, dresses, and shirts, it will also show up in graphic prints, borders and embellishments.
Bonus tip: Unzip! Lowering the zipper below the bust line will give you the waist slimming “magic Y” effect!
For more slimming ideas – check out my book “Simply Beautiful” available HERE.
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.