Thursday, August 31, 2006
bottoms, fall silhouettes and what I think about them
Yawn, ho hum, this is "Whats New"?
Click on this photo to see my comments on why these made the WTNT list
Love the cardi, but these pant legs are skinny skinny
these my friends are woven fabric pants. How on earth did she get those legs over her feet. This is a silhouette that will look ok (not good mind you) on about 1% of the population.
You know what scares me most about leggings coming back? I wore them in the 80's, with long sweaters similar to this (isn't this sweater awesome?), and I know how comfy they are to put on, and wear around. I also know how bad (read awful, cringingly awful) they look on anyone with a few extra pounds, and I saw far too many overweight women at Stitches wearing them. I don't want to find myself putting them on because they are so wonderfully homey comfy, like jammies, and find myself looking cringingly awful, and going out of the house looking like that!
at the opposite end of the spectrum we have
This is a nice , less extreme version of the wide leg. Although I personally would raise this waistline a bit, I think that quite a few women could wear this silhouette and wear it well. Notice the lack of a fly front. Ladies with a little bit of belly, note that fly fronts do very little for your silhouette. We all wear them, but we would all do well to add several slacks that have side or back zips.
Contrary to Trinny and Susannah, I think this higher waist is far better on many women than the waistline that puts a strong horizontal line across a much wider section of the hips. I for one am ecstatic to see these!
Want to see my version of a great skirt wardrobe for fall? Click here