Most women spend most of their energy trying to hide what they think are flaws when dressing. But think about this: when someone is having a conversation with you, where are they looking? Are they looking at your challenge area, or are they looking into your eyes?
Next time you get dressed, instead of spending all of your energy trying to conceal your "flaws", I want you to dress your portrait. Your portrait is the area from the top of your head to just above the bust. This is the area someone looks at when communicating with you, so it is the most important area to dress. By drawing attention to your portrait area, you stop any challenge areas from becoming the focal point of your look and draw the eye back up towards your beautiful face.
So, how do you dress your portrait? Here are some ideas:
>> A bold necklace that sits right in the portrait area. Try one in one of your best pop colours, or your best shiny metal. Make sure it doesn't sit too low - keep it right near your face so it draws the eye up towards your face rather than downwards.
>> A beautiful scarf. Find a fun one that fits your style personality. You could try one in a pop colour, an animal print, or with a nice texture that will give added interest to your outfit. If you're an o body type (or you gain a lot of weight in the bust line), wear a patterned scarf. This will minimise your bust line.
>> Not a fan of accessories? Find a top with interesting detail around the shoulder and neckline area. Look for beading, ruffles, patterns or other embellishments. (Hint: this tip is great for a d body type - it help balance out your hips and thighs.)
So there you have it! Next time you get dressed, think about dressing your portrait. It will help draw attention away from any challenge areas and towards your most beautiful feature: your lovely face!
P.S. Interested in learning more about your body type? Click here to discover what your body type is and exactly how to dress it!