It’s Wear it Well Wednesday
Loretta from Naples, Florida had a question for me this week that I have heard from many other ladies over the past year:
“I love to wear bold prints but I am self conscious because I think they make me look larger that I am. How can I wear prints?"
Wearing a print does take courage, I know it, but it’s also extremely fun! When you put a gorgeous design on, everyone notices and it really is a moment that sets you apart. Some days I do want to just blend into the crowd and then other days I don’t-- my fashion choices are decided by my mood. When I want to stand out a bit, I throw on an eye-catching print.
Many designers don’t know how to do prints well, but if you are shopping with Bob Mackie you are not only getting a print that is a one of a kind work of art, you are also getting a design that has been created by a true artist and a man who knows how to dress women--even a woman who is more full figured.
All the tops that I am featuring below have a design that is bold and colorful, but enhancing to the figure. The same rule of thumb you follow with stripes can also be applied to patterns. In the same way that horizontal lines make you look wider because your eyes naturally follow the left to right design, vertical ones make you look leaner as the design streamlines your figure.
The ¾ Sleeve Scoop Neck Print Blouse with the Shadow Sides is a wonderful top that works with your figure:
The Fantasy Leopard print T-Shirt, has great texture that goes from left shoulder down to the right hip creating a slimming effect.
The Boat Neck Malibu Print Caftan Top offers a gorgeous contemporary use of color in a vertical upward movement with the added benefit of more color at the bottom. Nice and flowy, it hides and camouflages.
Bob Mackie’s Jewel Neck Printed Top with Split Bell Sleeves is one of my favorites for showing off a mod and sexy print. Notice the way your eye moves up and down the zig zag and flower design? They create a figure hugging illusion that make you look like you have slimmer hips. The bell sleeves also add an extra touch of fun and whimsy. I know that many women are conscious about their arms and this look shows off just the right amount of arms without being too restrictive.
I could go on and on about the way Bob Mackie infuses dynamite eye catching prints with slimming ready to wear silhouettes. There are many more choices at QVC.com. But, if you’re like Loretta and feel tentative about wearing something out of your comfort zone, try one of these looks and see what you think. Do you have any of these tops?
FYI, Bob will be back at QVC on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 5 – 7 p.m., 9 – 10 p.m. ET and I’ll be on with some of his Wearable Art on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 5 – 7 a.m. ET. See you then!
Don't forget the Mackinista Motto: Dare to be noticed! :)