Dress it up!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

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Let’s get dressed up! We have had so many ladies coming to us asking for a look for their next function or occasion and we hear you loud and clear. We are getting darn close to the full event season with Spring on the horizon and its time to get serious! We have consulted our resident guru Leisa to give us a guide to building a dazzling look:

The Black Skinny

Start with a black skinny leg (jean or pant) and all of a sudden your wardrobe will have an updated look! Black is very slimming and stretchy jeans are perfect for hiding any kind of lump or bump.
The next step is to find the right cut top to suit your figure: for a woman with a larger bust, a V neck or low cut scoop neck gives you the right shape up top. Having a draped fit top will also create a more flattering silhouette and have a comfy feel. For those with a slender torso, opt for a more structured and streamlined top.

To finish, a statement clutch and necklace will pop on the blacks and greys to break it up. A black heeled ankle boot works great to keep the line of the leg flowing and add that more formal height to the overall look.

Leisa’s tip: When it comes to statement jewellery, don’t go bold earrings AND necklace. It’s one or the other: a simple hoop pairs with a statement necklace; or vibrant earrings and a simple/no necklace. Of course Leisa would always say a splash of red lippie won’t go astray either!

Slimming Skirt

This look is different because we’re starting with a statement skirt but is the same in that we’re keeping colour block up the top by pairing with something plain black. A drapey top on a pencil skirt is great for all shapes but especially for the bustier lady. These blouses also have an edgier and younger look to them! 

Add a statement necklace to break up all the black and go for higher heeled ankle boots as long as the cuff isn’t baggy; a baggy boot looks very clunky on an exposed leg.
The long line cardi can also go a long way to making a short dress more formal but adding the illusion of length and cover.

Breakout from Black

Breakout from the black with drape and batwing dresses that are comfy but also a flattering cut for all body types. The V neck suits a bigger busted lady in the batwing especially because of the extra room you have in the fit. These colours (the oatmeal/beige and the light grey) are very IN at the moment as is that bigger banded navy stripe. 

This type of dress falls just to the knee and works great with either a heel or little canvas flat/ballet flat if you need something more casual. As you can see, Aly has paired each of these dresses with a new on-trend necklace that pops and ties into the popular colour scheme. 

Leisa’s Tip: Just to say it again, opt for either a statement necklace OR statement earrings then a clutch to match. Choose a plum or nude lippie depending on the time of day!

Dinner With the Girls
All 3 of these looks are made up by having a great skinny leg jean/pant and the right top to boot. The twist top is better for a petite woman looking to add more shape to her look and suits a necklace that sits high. The plain white blouse is great for petite to mid-size figures and the scoop/V neck is better for a larger bust in both that and the embellished tee. The silver embellishment on the tee adds something extra so we say skip the necklace and go a great pair of earrings instead when it comes to accessorising.

Important point: Us here at Blue Bungalow believe that white jeans are just as much a staple as a good pair of blue denim jeans. White denim works best with a darker contrasting top in either navy or black and can be perfect when you have a top that simply won’t work on any other colour.

Leisa’s Tip: White is flattering to all skin tones so don’t be afraid to try it! (Napisan will be your friend if anything goes wrong)


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