This week we introduce to you the third slice of our continuing body blog: "the wedge." Opposite of the spoon body type, the wedge can be likened to an upside down triangle. There is little or no difference between the waist and hips while the shoulders and/ or bust are wider. Feminizing this shape is key since the wedge is often considered a more masculine body type.
Meet our fabulous wedge, Julie. A family member of one of our employees, Julie is a busy mother of three grown children and eleven year old twins. A devotee of comfortable and classic dressing we thought we’d take it up a notch with our resident style guru Derice putting Julie in edgy classics by Valentino and Michael Kors.
Julie’s “Do” Outfits
Keep the shapes simple, but make a statement with details like ruching, gathering, or interesting style lines. In the case of the red Valentino dress, the neckline is flattering for Julie, the gathering hides tummy issues, and the skirt floating away from the body balances out her broader shoulders. The flower detail is also a lovely feminine touch. Add in Miu Miu leopard print heels and a gorgeous Boaz Kashi ruby ring as well as Kara Ross earrings to hit every fall style note. Julies second outfit is beautiful as well and shows one how to piece separates together on a wedge. The idea is to create the shape you want. Her body hugging cashmere Michael Kors sweater shows off her feminine curves and the silhouette of the Michael Kors leather skirt is great for “giving” Julie hips. The interesting style line cutting across the body draws the eye horizontally giving Julie fullness to her hips she normally doesn’t have. Manolo Blahnik sling back kitten heels in a nude color continue the long line of her leg, and Michael Kors jacket and bracelet watch round out this fabulous and flattering fall look.
Julie's "Don't" Outfit
In this instance we wanted to show you exactly how shoes make an outfit, especially on a tall person with a wedge body type. When putting this outfit together we knew that the lines had to be kept lean but still shape Julie’s body in a flattering way. The way to kill this look is by making her appear smaller than she actually is. Almost 6 ft. in heels, Julie looks absolutely too short if you put her in these black boots. The color is too dark, and it cuts her off at the knees literally.