How to Create Curves with Gathers, Draping and Pattern – A Brilliant Dress for Brick, Column and Cornet Body Shapes

gathered and draped dress

This dress has great principles for creating the illusion of a curvy silhouette

Photo courtesy of Rococo Vintage

If you have a Brick, Cornet or Column body shape, your silhouette is quite straight up-and-down with not much waist definition. This is great for days when you want to be all geometric and angular but sometimes we all want to turn our feminine glamour up a notch, don’t we?

Flattering every body shape is all about the art of optical trickery and this Continue reading

How to Wear Pattern and Texture

Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2013

Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2013

This week we begin our pattern and texture tutorials.

Putting patterns together in clothing is a scary thing to the uninitiated and uninformed. That is why so many women do not take risks with mixing prints and textures. Stripes with flowers, squares with circles or swirls with zig-zags may seem utterly bonkers, but when you apply it well to your outfits the results are very exciting.

When it comes to pattern and texture, take a deep breath and Continue reading