Last night I met one of my friends on Facebook. The moment I said ‘Hi’ to her she poured hundreds of complaints and difficulties finding the right formal wear for her thin frame. This post is solely dedicated to her and to all the people facing the same difficulty.
Hordes of women envy your size. You are every man’s dream girl next door. You’re a designer’s live mannequin. Yet it’s often difficult to find good clothes that suit you and play to your strengths.
Few tips for your thin frame
The right colours
Current fashion is geared towards women who are thin and happy in their skin. If you want to look wider, wear neutral/light colours and play with contrast. For example wear light tops and dark bottoms or vice versa. Prints look great on you, so go for big motifs. You can also wear horizontal stripes if you are tall.
The right materials
Thick fabrics, soft and flexible knits suit you. Always play with contrast, for example team a silk blouse with your cotton formal pant or a plain cotton tee shirt with linen trousers or a satin skirt. You can also layer your clothes to fill out your figure.
The right accessories
With the right accessories you can highlight your strengths – your slim figure, elegant neck and lean legs. Accessories add volume by playing with horizontal lines.
If you have no waist, go for wide belts. If your waist is small, try out some beautiful original belts.
Scarves suit you well because they add volume and divert attention away from your figure. If you have very thin arms, wear a little scarf knotted around your neck rather than contrasting a thick shawl with thin arms.
Wooden or metal bangles add curves! If your wrists are really tiny, bangles give an illusion of volume and of softness. Be careful not to go too bling, though!
Shirts with very short sleeves
For your thin arms, they’re not very flattering. Go for ¾ length or long sleeves. – Slight V necks
These are too pointy for you. They enhance the vertical line of your figure. Round or square necks are better
Flared mini skirts
These can make your legs look even skinnier than they already are. If you like light skirts, go for long ones that flatter you more.
Plain white or coloured shirts
They can be dressed up or down for all occasions. Tuck into your trousers or into a straight skirt to create volume, or accessorise with a little pearl necklace to add roundness for a girly look.
They’re back in! Choose a pair with a good finish and large turn-ups at the bottom. They fall perfectly on flat shoes or platforms. Wear with straight long-sleeved sailor-stripe tops.
This is all I have for you. Try them and give me your feedback.