Sunday, February 12, 2012

Collarless jacket

Photo credit: Zimbio via Pinterest

Yes, it's Olivia Palermo who has model proportions, but I picked this outfit because it's completely wearable. And you should totally try it. 

Why is she so cute?
  • Eliminates bulk from torso - This type of jacket has no lapels and no collar, and is a beautiful option to have in your closet especially if you have athletic shoulders/arms or an apple shape (heavier on top with slim legs). In general, try not to add extra bulk up top, which can just make you look wider than you are. The 3/4 length sleeve adds to the slimming effect, exposing more skin and creating a horizontal line at your natural waist - but you could also scrunch or roll the sleeves to get the same look.
  • Elongates neck - Olivia has her hair up, and the low cut collar of the jacket and her camisole make her neck seem to go on for miles. Important to this look, however, is that her camisole has the same neckline as the jacket. A v-neck would not work under this jacket, and anything with a higher neckline would ruin the elongating effect. Matching necklines makes it work perfectly together. A bold statement necklace is completely optional - if you really want to elongate your neck, just wear your hair up with bold earrings. 
  • Proportion balance - The hem of the jacket hits her at her hipbone, which is a flattering length for most women. If it were even 2 inches longer, it would hit at a wide spot. Wide leg trousers are also essential if you're an apple, otherwise your bottom half will not appear to be in balance with your upper half. 
  • Oops... Disappearing feet - I wish I could see her shoes - pointed toed shoes might help with that.

8 comments:

  1. Adorable! I would totally wear this!

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  2. Such a good review. =)

    Followed, hope you don't mind. And maybe you'll stop by me someday.

    thebookness.com

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    1. Thanks so much!! Your site is beautiful! I'm going to explore. :)

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  3. She is gorgeous no matter what she is wearing!
    I'm following your blog, visit mine and return some love back if you like it :)
    xo
    Anastasia

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    1. Totally following you now. :) Thank so much, and seriously. How awesome would it be to be Olivia P? The clothes she has access to..... sigh. ;)

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  4. I love the way you present your posts, it's so nice to see other bloggers that take posting seriously.

    That jacket is awesome, not everyone can pull it off.

    You have a really cool blog here. Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.
    Tereza
    http://drastic-plastic-fantastic-plastic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Tereza! I'm following you now, great site! And I agree, the cut of this jacket (and those infamous chanel tweeds) is a little tough, but they make ones that are easier to wear. I'm going to look for some to post here. My mom bought two collarless jackets and she hates shopping for clothes, but loves those. :)

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~emily