If you’re used to trying to “hide” your tummy or thighs by covering it up with a long jacket / top then today’s post is just for you!
You see clothing and style is all about balance. It literally is all about what I call “visual harmony”.
Visual harmony is achieved when the eye sees that your outfit is pleasing. Nothing is out of place – everything is in balance.
The 50/50 ratio (or proportion) rule
One of the areas that is quite often out of balance, is the “ratio” of skirts and tops.
The ideal ratio is 50% of your outfit consists of the top and 50% consists of the skirt.
When you’re “hiding” a tum or thighs or bum with a longer top or jacket, the ratio gets out of whack because the top or jacket will actually end up swamping your outfit (and you!)
(Check out the examples below)
It is a very SIMPLE but super effective rule, so give it a try the next time you dress and let me know what you think in the comments area below!
(By the way the ratio of pants + tops is DIFFERENT so keep an eye out for that in another blog post!)
See you in the comments area below!