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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Just Flattering Enough!

Some silhouettes are more flattering than others, and this is one combination that I feel fits the just flattering enough category.  My primary goal is to like what I see in the mirror.  



The length of the skirt and the oversizedness of the top potentially creates a shapeless blob, but the the slim line of the skirt and the pointed toe flats add some structure to the outfit creating (to me) an attractive silhouette.  
Both garments are very fluid and possibly look better in movement than in still photography.


marlini drape top : metalicus
drape skirt : laura ashley
d'orsay flats : target
clutch : no brand purchased o/s
The red clutch and the D'orsay flats are not my usual go to accessories for this look but the flats have a slight edge mixed with a lady like vibe and the clutch, being perhaps a little modern classic, was simply a fun addition for a change and were suitable for the days activities.




What are you priorities when dressing. Is figure flattery always at the forefront? Are you comfortable wearing less conventional silhouettes?

xxx Deborah

It's Visible Monday do pop over :) 

17 comments:

  1. This is such an interesting shape, but I really like it on you. Most of the time figure flattering is important to me, but I have been known to buy some flowy tunics which were not shapely yet I loved them. I do think my best looks are when the clothing is figure flattering so I usually go with that.

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    1. Thank you Pam:) I think I may be getting rebellious in my old age lol, and sometimes I am happy to sacrifice figure flattery for something I perceive as interesting.

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  2. Beautiful and elegant and flattering! Love the minimal feel. Excellent accent to your hair which looks so good tucked behind one ear. Your necklace is great too. I have you on my Pinterest page.

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Thanks so much Ann. I am missing your blog :( But note you are often busy on Pinterest:) Thanks for pinning me!

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  3. I think everyone's best looks are when they are wearing something that allows them to move freely and comfortably. You are a great advocate for fashion that is personal, comfortable, and effortless, and that is the definition of style.
    You look wonderful, keep it up!

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    1. Anonymous, thank you. That is an incredibly nice thing to say. I think you may have just made my day.

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  4. I really like the shape of this outfit and I think the shoes really help - must check those out! I mostly buy clothes that will make my upper body look smaller (I am big busted) - so black is a popular colour for me, plus slim, fitted skirts or tights. I don't like to draw attention to myself but enjoy a unique handbag, shoes or bracelet. Your hair looks great too :-)

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  5. Glad to see you back and I look forward to your looks, Deborah!
    Personally I am very much into figure flattering and form fitting clothes. But your style is unique. Not many women are able to pull that look off. You certainly do!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  6. I think the long line created by wearing all one colour creates a very elegant look that completely negates the potential "shapeless blob" effect. That skirt is perfect - great length and style.

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  7. I love the asymmetrical shapes and loose fits like what you're wearing here. I think it's elegant.

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  8. I think this shape is very elegant and not at all "shapeless". Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you always look wonderfully put-together. xo

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  9. I love this kind of dress, I think that because it is comfortable, and longer, it certainly gives an asymetrical look. Love it. I also really love the d-orsay pointed flats on you!
    from the link up, jess xx
    Please stop by,
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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  10. Awesome dress...timeless and elegant. You look fabulous in it.

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  11. Always interesting, your posts. You always posit relevant ideas, and ask thoughtful questions, too.
    Love this look on you for the same reasons that you do. Very elegant, and I agree that it is not always desirable to "flatter" the figure with body-con measures such as insisting on a defined waist. For me, a particularly annoying goal is to try to look taller. No amount of dressing is going to make me look taller. It's proportion, as you show here.
    Great post, and wonderful outfit. Love the d'Orsay flats, of course!

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  12. This is really lovely. Great shoes, too! I'd like to find a similar pair.
    Priorities: elongation of the body (I'm petite), fit, unconventionality.

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  13. This is a great look...I am going over to Target right now to see if they still have those flats...they are cool!

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