Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.
Accessories are the finishing touch and really are important; make the wrong choices, wear too many or too few and you could ruin an otherwise fabulous look. It’s worth spending the time identifying what suits you and what doesn’t in order to reduce the risk of error.
Believe it or not there is jewellery which compliments your body shape and jewellery which doesn’t. For example a pear shape body could get away with a bold piece of jewellery which sits high on the neck to draw the eye upwards and away from the bottom half of the body, but an inverted pear couldn’t.
The jewellery should also be in proportion with your body without emphasising the wrong attributes. For example very dainty jewellery on a larger lady may not suit but big round heavy beads would also be unsuitable as they could draw attention to the wrong attributes.
Similarly body shape should be taken into consideration when choosing shoes. If you have an inverted triangle body shape then you may need a slightly chunkier shoe to balance you out but if you are a triangle (or a shorter lady) then it’s best to chose a shoe which is slightly pointed in the toe and has a V-shape on the top of your foot as this will elongate and slim the legs.
Scarves, either Winter ones to keep you warm or ones that just look pretty, should also be worn according to your body shape. If you wish to appear slimmer then wear your scarf long down the front as this guides the eye up and down the body which has a slimming affect. However if you are a pear body shape then this could draw too much attention to your bottom half and so it would be safer to wear it looped around your neck, keeping the eye on the face and upper half of the body.
Belts can hide, emphasise, slim or enlarge depending on their style, size and how they are worn. A common mistake is to wear a chunky belt in an effort to hide a bulging tummy but if you are wide in this area this can have the opposite affect and draw the eye to the very place you want to disguise!
Bags should also be purchased with caution. If you would like to appear slimmer then choose a structured bag as this gives definition to your overall look. If you have a rectangle body shape then you may wish to create the illusion of curves in which case a bag made of soft and slouchy material may be a better choice. How you wear your bag is equally important as it can add unwanted bulk to your top or bottom half depending on whether it sits on your hip or is tucked underneath your arm.
Remember, a balanced silhouette is the most pleasing – keep this in mind when making choices on accessories and this will help you enormously.