Yes, girls I know we are still glowing under this summer heat, and the last thing from our minds is heavy, woolen, winter jacket..but didn’t a wise women once say ‘be prepared’
The new A/W 2010 is starting to hit the stores and the weather will change before we know it, so lets start saving now for that perfect jacket.
The trend for this season are 80’s and military, and leather. So if you still have that 80’s ‘working girl’ style jacket hiding in the back of your closet, get it out, brush it off and give it to the op shop! Sadly styles do not transcend decades, you can tell an original 80’s a mile off.
So a good jacket is an investment buy, thats why it is important to choose a jacket that will make you feel great when you wear it. Most of us are now well aware of our body shapes, I like to keep it simple and narrow them down to four. Hourglass, Column, Pear and Cone.
An hourglass jacket should never be too high at the neck. Hourglass figures have fuller busts and a V shape lapels is important to elongate the neckline and draw the eye to the slimmest part of their shape…the waist. There is little detail on the pockets, so thats helps camouflage the hips. The jacket is nipped in at the waist to accentuate their best feature.
Perfect for a Cone shape. The V neck again helps with the bust line and the length in the jacket balances out the hips, a column would be lost in this jacket
This is a Pears jacket. Due to the ‘hippyness’ of a Pear the less detail around that area the better. This jacket it almost a tailored copy of the soft cardigan, ( another great option for Pears)
The lapels add length to the body and help create a sense of waist. This would look great worn open or done up.
And lastly we have the Column. The body of a column needs to be given shape.
The higher collar and double breasted buttons help fill out the smaller bust of a column.
This is synched in at the waist to give added shape, and adds curves to the hips and bottom.
This article was kindly written by the lovely Gwen from GwenStyle. Gwen is a Personal Stylist and has four children of her own. Gwen deals a lot with mums trying to find their sense of style again. Gwen offers wardrobe consultations, shopping trips and workshops in the Sydney area.
Gwen can be contacted via her website or the number below.