Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Belting for Proportion

Here's a similar belt trick to the one I showed yesterday, this time with an empire cut top. In this case the top is quite flattering by itself because of the way the drape of the fabric follows my figure, but for this outfit I needed to bring more emphasis to the waist in order to change the proportions of the outfit. Without the belt, the length of the top made my lower half look truncated. The belt brings some contrast to the top half and divides up the long stretch of black; it also relates the top half of the outfit to the bottom.

I thought the green shoes were a fun and unexpected splash of summery color. Since the recent cold weather necessitates leg coverings, I'm trying to compensate by bringing in other seasonal pieces such as open-toed shoes. The fresh green color is also a way to brighten up the somber maroon and black.

Top: Max Studio
Belt, skirt: Sunhee Moon
Leggings: Sock Dreams
Shoes: Gabriella Rocha


Marie said...

Be still my heart- those are fabulous green shoes and they make the whole outfits color scheme POP.
Love the belt- need one with my short waist and I have one of yours!

Sheila said...

I love how you've played with the proportions in this - and those shoes! *fans self*

Anonymous said...

Brill. The shoes, the belting trick ... such smart ways to customize this outfit.

Diana said...

I love the green shoes - they are the perfect touch.

elena-lu said...

love your hair in these pics! (not that it doesn always look great!)

Fashion and more said...

Oh yes, love those shoes.

Mervat said...

This is a perfect outfit: Perfect silhouette, perfect proportions and perfect shoes!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your belt. We need to see where your waist is in this outfit, especially since the bottom is choppy.