Styling is my superpower. It’s my only superpower, just in case anyone accuses me of bragging. I mean, I can’t do push-ups or dance or sew or craft. I’m an average cook and a mediocre homemaker. But I can style. And write about style. It’s always been my thing.
Maybe I should get a cape…
A little much? You might not think so after seeing how a few tweaks can transform outfits on already gorgeous viewers. Viewers just like you.
Naturally, if you want me to fix your outfit in a future video, I’m here for it. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Fix my outfit!” in the subject line. I’ll feature your outfit fix in a future video.
And now, on to the outfit transformations.
Sara is just gorgeous. She has a beautiful jawline and neckline, which she should definitely consider showing off, and great legs, as well as a lovely face and hair. Like many women, Sara has some asymmetry in her shoulders which can make certain necklines a challenge, and her face shape and body type make a v-neck a more flattering choice for her. I also added accessories to these outfits to further enhance the flattery.
The horizontal neckline of this outfit accentuate the asymmetry in her shoulders, so I switched it to a vertical neckline and shortened the sleeve on one side. I also eliminated the white ties in the front. Accessories complete the outfit.
The crew neck is more flattering when turned into a V, and this can be achieved with alterations as well as quickly by adding a vertical necklace, a scarf, or a jacket to create a vertical line. Accessories for a casual daytime look are at the left and a slightly dressier look is on the right.
This is a better neckline for Sara, but a slight alteration at the right shoulder, above, will make it fit better there. This can also be achieved by adding a jacket when seasonally appropriate. Accessories round out the outfit.
Longtime Ageless Style member Kath tried on this outfit, and knew it didn’t work, but she didn’t know why. I immediately saw the problem. It is almost always more flattering to define the waistline under a jacket, and it is virtually impossible to successfully wear a long top with a long skirt. The proportions are thrown off. See the outfit transformation below!
With a simpler top tucked in (or hitting at waist level), the waist is defined and the overall line of the outfit is more flattering. The metallic shoes (or alternatively the nude shoes) further extend the leg line and create a chic look!
Which of these outfit fixes was most eye-opening for you? And which of the principles will you try in your own wardrobe? Let me know in the comments!