Body shapes can be unclear - especially if you have a mix of shapes Shepherds' is now introducing body part episodes that focus in on the body issues we all face in different ways. To do so, Marlene and Elaine worked with our staff members Debra, Lynda and Heather to find out that their style challenges are and how we can help address them .
Debra - a style consultant here at Shepherds - talks about her recent knee injury which has made it difficult to hear heels comfortably. One of her solutions has been to find shoes that are designed for comfort and support without compromising style - like our Fitflop line!
"They look great, they have a wobble board which is great for cushion to lessen the impact on my knee... and I love them!"
Debra also has a petite frame - standing at 5 foot 3 - which makes heels very useful for certain outfits and occasions. In addition, Debra also struggles to find sizes that fit her size 2 frame properly.
Debra dressed in her first Eileen Fisher outfit - a silk bone colour high neck tank fits perfectly with these jogger pants in black. We've cuffed the joggers to showcase Debra's defined calves - a feature that rarely is noticed but is oh-so gorgeous. For Debra's second look, we switched into a soft silk t-shirt from Eileen Fisher. Debra tucked her shirt in to highlight the waist and elongate her leg line - helping stretch out her petite frame. Canadian-made designers make up Debra's third look - the perfect outfit for any bigger occasion. She highlights her figure with this skirt, as it elongates the silhouette. We took our necklace from Wanted and turned it into a belt. Most importantly Debra's replaces a typical heels with a strappy sandal.
Heather - our virtual stylist at Shepherd's - feels her challenge in her mid section, where she feels thick and conscious of. Heather wore the Sympli Go-To tee to help address these challenges. Semi-fitted around the bustline but falls away from the tummy area. It's the perfect basic to add your own sizzle and sparkle to. Heather paired this tee with the high waisted pencil skirt to help minimize her midsection. Heather picks a reversable dress by azur with asymmetrical print to draw attention away from the midsection in a colorful way. By adding a necklace, Heather strategically lengthen the neckline and breakup the bustline. de-emphasizing the attention to the midsection. Finally, Heather reverses the same dress to black and adds a Claudia Cashmere topper teal - a one size piece in a number of vivid shades - which heals cover the midsection.
Lynda tells us about her body part challenges in her upper body; broad shoulders and a high breast. Shes' picked a soft cotton Waffle tunic - with a cowl neck dropped downwards - to draw attention away from her upper body's broadness. Her dropped necklace helps draw the eye up and down, minimizing her high bust line. Lynda switches her Cowl neck tunic for the Focus Supima tunic - a piece that works for a number of body shapes - to work the same magic.
Have a body part that can be a challenge to dress? Let us know!