Body type is only half the puzzle. I know I know that I talk about it all the time, and that’s because knowing your body type is critical, but it’s still not going to yield flattering results in your outfits unless your clothes also FIT.
And that’s where the Fashion Fit Formula comes in.
If Body Type is about flattery, Fashion Fit Formula is about fit. Which is also about flattery. You can’t have one without the other.
It’s like peanut butter without jelly.
Tuesdays without tacos.
Sundays without sunshine.
Okay, I’m getting a little carried away, but you get the idea.
Fit is everything.
The beauty of working with your vertical proportions using a system like the Fashion Fit Formula is that you can take your clothes from so-so to sensational with only one small (and inexpensive!) adjustment.
It only takes a hem!
Since Fashion Fit Formula helps you find your best lengths for clothes, the adjustments that will take these clothes to the next level simply involve altering the length with a simple hem.
In today’s video, the beautiful Ashley volunteers to demonstrate 3 different lengths of clothes:
- Neckline/necklace (not technically a length, but critical to flattery)
- Jacket length
- Skirt length
You’ll see how small tweaks can make a big difference in how Ashley’s clothes fit and flatter her!
Here, you can see the difference that the adjusted neckline point makes on Ashley.
Note: This is not the actual breastbone. This is an adjusted Fashion Fit Formula measurement based on where your breastbone is, and may be above (like Ashley’s) or below your actual breastbone.
The adjusted neckline flatters and slims Ashley overall, and it complements her diamond/round face shape.
With boxy boyfriend blazers trending, it can be hard to know how to wear these items in a flattering way. The key is FIT. If the jacket fits well through the shoulders, then everything else can be tweaked. This jacket fit Ashley well through the shoulders and torso, but was too long, and the sleeves were also too long.
I adjusted the length of the jacket to her FFF length, and I’m sure you’ll agree the difference is subtle but so much more flattering. These pictures don’t do this alternation justice, so see this transformation for yourself in the video!
Jacket Before Jacket After
The final adjustment I made in this video is the skirt length. There are 5 possible skirt lengths in your Fashion Fit Formula. They include:
- Micromini (tennis skirts)
- Mini: Casual skirts.
- Street length: Professional or church skirts/dresses
- Midi: Falling somewhere in the mid-calf area
Ashley had a casual skirt with a length that she didn’t love, and after measuring it, we realized that although the skirt is at her perfect Street Length, the casual style and knit fabric lend themselves more to a mini skirt length. But where you want to highlight/emphasize on your legs is up to you and may change over time. If you love your legs at one stage of your life, then a shorter length may be your pick, but if you find that later, your legs are no longer your favorite feature, simply adjust the skirt length down to a more flattering length.
Ashley in her Street Length skirt Ashley with the skirt at the mini skirt length
This video format is new to me, but look for clearer illustrations in future videos. I hope you were able to see the importance of making the small adjustments necessary to take clothes from okay to new favorites! For more on the Fashion Fit Formula, and to see clearer illustrations of the concept in action, click here.