The Golden Rule(r)

The Golden Rule(r)

Here we are at the conclusion of our "Body Blog," and we hope that it has been of some service to you. We, of course, want to thank all of our brave volunteers and our fabulous stylists for their help, input, and encouragment! So without further ado: the ruler. This body type is easier to style than expected and is slightly harder to distinguish from the wedge body type. The key to understanding it is that there will be little change from bust, to waist, to hips in the way of measurments. Again, as with any of our lovely body-types, it is completely about the shapes you create and where you draw attention, as well as dressing for your particular height and coloring. Our ravishing "ruler" is Suzanne; owner of SKS photo studio and woman on-the-go! Please note that we have only done "do" outfits in this posting because why end on a downer, right?

Suzanne's "Do" Outfits

For the first outfit our expert stylist Julie wanted to showcase one of our favorite designers, Brunello Cucinelli, in two ways. Both are quite beautiful, and really are fantastic on Suzanne. Here's why: The first outfit is great for a brisk fall day. The tone on tone grey of the outfit works will with Suzanne's complexion and brings a lot of attention to her upper half while giving light to her face. Keeping Suzanne looking slim as she is are Brunello Cucinelli suede leggings with a light and airy Brunello Cucinelli cowlneck silk top. This adds dimension without adding bulk. Last we pair the outfit with Schumacher open toe booties, an Yves Saint Laurent handbag in just the right shape and a gorgeous Brunello Cucinelli leather jacket with fur collar. The look is casual chic but comfortable for a busy woman. The look transitions nicely into evening just by removing the jacket and adding a handbag with a touch of glamour; in this instance it's a Valentino tote bag with sequin rose detail.

Suzanne's Outfit part "do"

We realized while putting together this post that we haven't given you any ideas for a fun and flirty evening look. While it's all about being on the move during the day, women still want to look their very best in the evening as well. Here we've decided to put Suzanne in a Marchesa cocktail dress reminiscent of what this former ballet dancer would have worn in recital. The skirt is full and floaty, made of feathers, and adds a bit of fullness to her hips; it also hits her in a really nice place showcasing her lean legs. Also pay attention to how the asymmetrical lace detailing draws your eye across the body, lessening the line of her shoulders and keeping them in proportion to the bottom half of her dress. We've carried the lace detailing into the small Valentino clutch purse and her black lace covered Valentino high heels.