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and they remember the dress; and they notice the woman.
— COCO CHANEL
Dramatics are lucky: your tall frame and angular features shine in menswear inspired pieces. Make it edgy like Cynthia Nixon's look to the left with an oversized blazer (you can pull it off because of your height!) and add feminine details, like the cropped, fitted top and contrasting high waisted trousers.
Kibbe recommends dressing in a “T" silhouette for Soft Dramatics. Meaning: highlight your shoulders and carry a consistent, long vertical line down your frame. The “T" silhouette lends itself to a monochrome look. This way, the strong shoulders of the blazer create the top of the “T", and the monochrome top and pant create the long stem running vertically.
Because of your Kibbe width across your shoulders, blazers and suit-ish inspired pieces are a Flamboyant Natural's best friend. Get ready to cue the jealousy: you can pretty much wear anything under your blazer because of your angular stature and height. Blazers that hit below your hip line tend to look best (as they extend your vertical.) You can mix and match patterns or keep your colorways consistent.
With a soft hourglass shape and Kibbe width, Soft Naturals should look for a blazer with a deep neckline and slight waist emphasis. Layer tops that show off your décolletage and pair high waisted jeans or trousers underneath. This will further accentuate your waist.
As a more symmetrical body type that has a long vertical, Dramatic Classics look wonderful in a long-line blazer that extends well past the hips. This helps capitalize on your frame's symmetry. Add a high waisted trouser underneath to give the eye a natural resting point at your waist.
Your symmetrical frame insists on balance. This means you need to keep proportions top of mind. A blazer adds bulk, so pair it with a flared skirt or wide leg pant to ensure balance on your lower half. Keep your blazers and vests tailored close to your body to prevent adding bulk to your short to moderate frame.
Because of your long, straight, and petite figure, you look gorgeous in a suit set that's tailored, crisp, and utilizes staccato lines. Emphasize your lean figure with a tight, close to the neck lapel, tapered trousers or a mini skirt, and plenty of texture for interest.
Soft Gamines have a strong Yin undercurrent. Because of this, you'll want to get a blazer that has inherent curves in its cut. This means a gently curve at the outer seams to accentuate the waist, curved openings, and a tapered, smeller lapel.
It's easy for a Theatrical Romantic to look great in an oversized blazer. The bold lines look wonderful across your delicate bone structure. Shy away from traditional suit-cuts. In stead opt for a dress or trousers with a feminine edge.
My advice for menswear isn't too different from traditional Romantic guidelines. You should emphasize your waist, pick blazers that have inherent curves in their seams, and not shy away from blazer dresses or feminine shapes under suit-like layers.
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