… how I cheated and fooled you all.
No, this isn’t Snow White and I’m not the Wicked Queen.
It was dumb luck that this photo had some points in it’s favor.
I’ve been reflecting on what styles would be most flattering and comfortable for
Autumn/Winter cooler weather and my current working-from-home life style, so I decided to do an analysis. The before is the colour photo on the left.
The analyzed after (right) includes a bit of dodgy playing with trouser width.
- Pinned naturally poofy hair up, and put curls on top of poof
- Wore darker shade on bottom without a stark contrast
- Had a 2/3 ratio between light top and darker bottom
- Longer, fuller trouser has vertical (natural) fold lines to visually lengthen legs
- Wore high heels with slight platform
- Pooled pants legs over instep
- Twisted upper body to show thinner side view
- Twist adds pleasing vertical folds that help balance the bolder contrasts of the top’s colours
- Arranged arms outward to add width to upper torso, and bring into better balance with lower torso
- Further emphasized face area by having camera & both hands at face level
Can you tell how much better I would have looked with a solid, fuller pair of trousers? Lots more of those vertical slimming lines, and they would have been longer.
If it had been a skin-tight pair of leggings I’d have looked like a popsicle. Definitely not the look I’m going for.
Now if I can just stop being tempted by all the wrong silhouettes . . .
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Submitted for the WordPress Photo Challenge.