A light jacket is a spring staple, and among light jackets, a denim jacket would be a smart choice, because the stiff denim material can easily hide the flesh underneath without showing the contour of any extra fat. Better yet, this spring's patchwork denim jackets are particularly slimming. Please note that colorblocking can always create an optical illusion of a smaller total area. Patchwork does exactly the same.
I would recommend putting a patchwork denim jacket over a curved-hem collared shirt or T-shirt. Believe or not, if you try out shirts with differently shaped hems in front of the mirror, you will realize that a curved or V-shaped hem can make you look thinner than a horizontally hemmed top. This is because the curved or V-shaped hem draws attention to the center and thus generates a narrower look.
Another suggestion: get your curved-hem top in hot pink, the hottest color of the season! Hot pink, fuchsia, or magenta will not only match spring flowers but also go extremely well with various shades of denim blue. Don't worry about the bright color's optical expansion illusion if you select a cropped top, which won't cover your hips. The best length of the cropped top is right around your waist, with a curved hem that can be let out to cover the waistband of your jeans in order to flatter your figure.
Speaking of jeans, I've discussed the way my two-toned jeans work wonders in a previous post, so I'm not going to repeat myself. Now I'll just say let's be thankful that low-rise jeans haven't totally made a comeback. There are still mid-rise and high-rise jeans available this season to keep us from wardrobe malfuction.
While we love fashion, we don't necessarily have to follow every single trend. There are generally more than one fashion trend at the same time, so we can pick and choose. The most important goal of this blog is precisely to help women who are not model thin find trendy styles that can flatter regular bodies.
As the weather gets warmer, there will be more body image concerns. Hopefully, this blog will provide solutions to your problems. It's a bi-weekly blog with new posts coming out in the second and fourth weeks of the month. Please stay tuned! See you again in mid May!