School starts in a couple of days and I’m definitely feeling on edge. I have immersed myself in mental projects to keep my mind occupied. In the spirit of back-to-school, I signed up for a few e-courses. I just completed @marieannelecoeur ‘s “French Chic Petite” and “Inverted Triangle Shape” courses. (Technically I should be doing a refresher of Canadian income tax rules 😴, but this all sounded more fun.)
I’ve always struggled with knowing how to dress my body. It’s been a process of trial and error, with many mistakes along the way! I’m always looking to improve my skills, so I was excited to go through the course material. I found the information extremely helpful and insightful. She provides lots of photos, which I found particularly useful.
As it turns out, as an inverted triangle, I am supposed to avoid horizontal stripes on top! Ouch! I could never give up my love of the classic striped shirt. The accountant in me decided to tackle this from an analytical point of view. I decided to use other techniques in the course to offset my widening stripes.
The first outfit I use the cardigan to block the view of the stripes on my shoulder. I also use a long pendant to bring the eye to the middle. In the second look, I rely on the fullness of the skirt to draw more attention to the bottom. As a petite (5’3”), I made sure to wear the same color of footwear as my bottoms (bare legs in #2 matched with tan sandals) to elongate my legs. The hat was also a tip from Marie-Anne. Petites can use them to add height!
That was my lesson for the day. Marie-Anne did I pass the test? Please let me know if you have experimented with shape dressing. 🍎🍐🥕🍌