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The Draped Cardigan…Dos and Don’ts For Different Body Shapes

March 4, 2011

Draped Sweater Dos and Don'ts

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If we are lucky, the draped cardigan will be here to stay.  In many ways, I love these more than a simple cardigan because more people can wear them.  That said, there are so many styles that it’s about selecting the right one.

At the end of the day, the best option will provide a balanced shape to the body while draping gracefully in the right places.

The two examples above show the same cardigan in two different colors on two different people.  Continue reading to find out which one is Fabuliss approved.

DRAPED CARDIGAN : DO THIS

Draped Sweater: Do This

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The examples above work for different body shapes based on how they fit each body.  A few additional do’s to keep in mind:

  • A longer sweater can be more flattering on women who carry weight in the belly area.
  • Look in a 3-way mirror to ensure the back fits and is shaped to fit your curves.
  • The sweater should drape and lay well against the body and other clothing and not “stick” or wrinkle.
  • Pair with the right first layer – whether it is cotton, silk or satin – for the best drape.
  • When possible, opt for color over defaulting to black.

DRAPED CARDIGAN: DON’T DO THIS

Draped Sweaters: Don't Do This

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The examples pictured above don’t do any of the beautiful models any favors.  Avoid these mistakes:

  • Hiding out in a piece of clothing should be reserved for inside your home on a day that important people will definitely not be stopping by.
  • While some of these looks might look appealing from a comfort standpoint, they are not made to flatter.

QUICK REVIEW

Draped Sweater Review

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Now that you have seen examples of what works and what does not, let’s look at these draped cardigans again.  Fabuliss approves the cardigan on the left for several reasons:

  • The high contrast vertical stripes create a slim and tall silhouette.
  • The horizontal stripe and volume around the hips appears to balance out her shoulders and ruffle-enhanced bust.
  • The color works well with the model’s dark hair.

There are SO many options so if you don’t find what you are looking for in one store, keep looking until you find THE ONE.

This post is dedicated to Twitter fan Jessica, a.k.a. @J2Milla.

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What’s Your Best Color? If You Are a Brunette, it May Not Be Black

January 12, 2011

Brunettes in black

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People with brown hair are on the warmer end of the spectrum.  Black roots, cool skin tones and blue eyes can quickly neutralize warmth while brown eyes and olive skin will add a lot of warmth.

The examples above show how different temperatures look in black. Brown hair with cool undertones or black roots can look good paired with black but there are always alternate options.

Non-Black Alternatives

Brunettes in colors

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If you have brown hair, consider muted colors in medium-to-dark shades near your face.

Do:

  • Wear your eye color
  • Wear shades that are similar in contrast to your hair…the darker your hair, the darker shade you can wear

Avoid:

  • Bright colors that will overpower your features
  • Pastel colors that will wash your complexion out
  • Too cool of a palette – like all grey – unless you have a lot of grey in your hair and eyes

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What’s Your Best Color? If You Are a Redhead, it’s Not Black

January 11, 2011

Redheads wearing black

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People with red and auburn hair can range from cool to warm depending on eye color and skin color.

The examples above show how different temperatures look in black.  The darker the shade of hair, the less offensive black is, but it’s not the best because at the end of the day, it does not enhance features.

Non-Black Alternatives

Redheads in better colors

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If you have red or auburn hair, consider muted colors in medium shades near your face.

Do:

  • Wear your eye color
  • Wear shades that are similar in contrast to your hair…for example, lighter red hair can wear a lighter shade of grey

Avoid:

  • Bright colors that will overpower your features
  • Matching too closely to your skin color
  • Black near your face

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