So, I LOVE the colors and patterns in this top...in fact it is one of the VERY few items that have come through my store that I paid "real" money for. By that I mean I bought it before it went into final clearance because I knew it wouldn't last until then. I was right on that front, we sold out of our stock within 2 weeks. However....I really didn't consider how this top would look ON me.
I am not a very tall woman...you can tell I barely top that armoire! I'm only 5'3, wear between a 6 & 8 pant and I have a pretty big chest (D cup). Those really aren't good proportions for this floaty top with elastic waistband as it adds a ton of bulk where I really don't need the help! Were I proportioned differently, say a hell of a lot taller perhaps, my legs could balance out the poofy. Pairing it with this length skirt was also not a good choice as my line is basically all straight and wide. But, you know what? It was 85 degrees out and I was only going to the grocery store and to pick the kids up at school. I figured, even though it wasn't a totally rockin' outfit, at least I wasn't in yoga pants. Small victories people, small victories.
If I was going to attempt to visually lengthen my legs, and I worked a very short shift, I could perhaps make this top better for my frame with this bottom:
So, I still look big on top, but at least the slim bootcut narrows and lengthens overall. Are you wondering why I would need to work a short shift? Because these pants are really long and I have to wear 4 inch heels just to get them off the ground. And, if you read yesterday's post, you know a little bit of what I have to do at work occasionally! ;o)
Kayley at Sidewalk Ready has a great post about proportions, go check it out.
'till next time,