We might have to stop calling floral prints a trend. There’s always a new incarnation of floral patterns. This season, it’s big and it’s bold, match with a simple one tone skirt and you got yourself a winning look!
Transform Your Uniform!
Are you ready for school and Yom Tov? Flatter is!
Conceptually, school uniforms can be a satisfying and confidence-boosting ritual for both mothers and daughters. We can help each girl by providing her with a uniform “tune up” so she can look forward to a predictable and flattering outcome every morning. That is, if (and only if) a girl truly believes her uniform is flattering to her unique body shape. To create a more streamlined silhouette for your body type (and channel your inner glamour to elevate a simple uniform), it is necessary to assess your own special figure and try these 4 quick ways (and search for your own as well) to look neat and attractive in a basic button-down oxford shirt and pleated A-line skirt:
1- Do something to define your waist.
The drawback to a uniform that requires a light top and a dark skirt is that it can chop up your torso, making your waist look shorter (not flattering if you already have a short waist) and can make you look shorter, especially if you’re petite. To give the appearance of a longer waist, try positioning your skirt waistband lower if you’re short-waisted or high-waisted. If you’re long-waisted or low-waisted, you may want to wear your waistband a bit higher.
2- Don’t be afraid to tailor your shirt.
To define or smooth over your waist and avoid pulling and puckering, 99% of girls should get at least minor tailoring on their shirts. Fit the shirt properly by first checking the fit across the chest. From adding snaps between the buttons to taking in the waist, it is a rare girl who can look neat in an off-the-rack shirt without even minor adjustments. For slim girls, wearing a top that’s too loose, may cause your entire look to lose definition and appear sloppy.
3- Use a monochromatic color palette.
Avoid shortening your torso by using a consistent tone–creating a unified swath up and down your body–by wearing a top in a similar tone as the skirt. For example, a light blue top pairs well with a light gray skirt, a black skirt pairs well with a navy top. A v-neck cardigan in the same tone as your skirt can work wonders!
4- Select the right skirt length for your body type.
The thing with mid-calf skirt styles is that they draw attention to the thickest part of your legs. And, the hem line cuts up your silhouette with a hazardous horizontal line—making your legs look shorter and rather, thicker. Better select a longer skirt length or stick with a monochromatic look that streamlines your silhouette.