Ever look in the mirror and wonder why such a cute look misses the mark? me too! it usually comes down to proportions.
I recently rented the Adrienne Landau Spectator Vest from Rent the Runway. I’ve seen so many faux fur looks this winter and I love the color, so this was bound to be a hit!
Not exactly the look I was going for…
Starting from the top. the shoulders are far to wide for my my shape. The fur adds too much to the width of my shoulders to be flattering. Usually I like the waist to taper in at least a little, but in a look like this, it’s ok that it’s a little boxy as long as I show the shape of my legs with a skinny cut pant. What’s actually wrong with the fit of the vest is that it’s too long. If you look carefully at the photo, the vest cuts my body length almost exactly in half, which is not aesthetically pleasing.
Ok, so what do we do?
Here, I have rolled the shoulders under a bit, so they aren’t quite so boxy. I also pulled the hem up just a bit, so more of my hips are showing and the vest doesn’t completely cut me in half. It really makes a difference and it demonstrates the importance of having well fitting clothes. No matter what your size and shape, your tailor should be your best friend!. I don’t think I can keep my hands in my pockets hiking this gorgeous rental vest up all night.
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