7 Fall Fashion Solutions For This 2013 Season

2013 fashion copyFashion can be fun and entertaining—but let’s not forget that it can also solve fit problems. It’s challenging to see runway models in designer fashions and translate how those fashions would work on real women with real bodies. You don’t have to do that. I’ve already scouted the latest 2013 Fall trends and found 7 fit solutions. Let’s explore what might work for your fit challenges.

Fit Challenge:

A. “I never find boots that will go over my thicker calves.”

B. “Boots are always too big because my calves are thin. There’s always an unsightly gap between my leg and the top of the boot.”

Fall Fashion Solution:

Your fashion solution for both these challenges is a second skin boot—these stretch leather boots are a great solution for athletic calves and smaller calves alike. Depending on the cut, they can provide a closer fit for smaller calves or stretch to fit larger calves while giving a streamlined clean silhouette.

Fit Challenge:

I have thin ankles and I never know what kind of shoe to wear.

Fall Fashion Solution:

Your fashion solution this year is a rocker boot—with lots of straps and zippers, these ankle length boots add volume and shape to thin ankles. Try them with skinny pants or a calf-length skirt and tights this season. If you prefer to echo rather than counterbalance, you could also try a kitten heel, to match the delicacy of your stature.

 

Fit Challenge:

I’d like to wear heels but they don’t offer enough stability for me, especially since I’ve been wearing flats for so long.

Fall Fashion Solution:

Your fashion solution this year is the ankle strap pointy-toed heel—we’re seeing heels with thicker ankle straps, almost like an ankle cuff, which helps to provide security for your feet while walking. You can also try the heeled oxfords and heeled loafers that this season brings. These have more coverage for the foot, which provides more stability and comfort.

Fit Challenge:

I have a waist but I also have fuller hips. I have a hard time finding something that shows off my waist while minimizing attention at my hips.

Fall Fashion Solution:

If skinny pants made you feel over-exposed you’re going to rejoice at the full skirts fall brings! For women with fuller hips and thighs and a narrow waist, this silhouette is great—it celebrates curves and gives you an enviable figure.

Fit Challenge:

My figure is more tomboyish but I really want to show my femininity. How do I do that with a boyish shape?

Fall Fashion Solution:

You’ll feel more feminine if you wear one of this season’s dresses. Tent dresses are chic and a great shape for straight up and down bodies. Look for them in prints or strong solid colors. There’s lots of variety! Flapper revival dresses are a gorgeous choice for evening for this body type as well.

 Fit Challenge:

I see so many dresses but they’re all sleeveless or low-cut. I end up wearing blouses and pants to work because dresses are just too revealing.

Fall Fashion Solution:

Your fashion solution this year is the modest dress—there are many beautiful dresses with long sleeves and high necks this season. This understated glamour is perfect for women concerned about their arms or who have sun damage on their décolletage. They are also great for work attire and help keep you warm.

Fit Challenge:

My girlfriends are always surprised when they see me at the gym because I have a waist. I just never define it because I don’t know how.

Fall Fashion Solution:

A great way to define a waist is with belts and this season they are everywhere! They aren’t just in the belt-loops on your pants. Jackets and sweaters can also have definition by belting. Belt tips: Long-torsoed bodies look more proportionate with a thicker belt. If you’re lower-busted or short-waisted, try a narrow belt over a jacket or sweater.

I hope you can see all the great fixes this season brings! Fall is in the stores, let’s get shopping and find your fit solutions!

I welcome your comments and questions. And feel free to leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.

Until next time,

Karen

 

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