Carol Karl and I discuss jewelry once more on this video, all about choosing jewelry to harmonise together with your physique form and options.
Physique Form and Jewelry Selections
What physique form tells us, the place to place horizontal traces and vertical traces, what the silhouette needs to be ideally. You will discover out extra concerning the affect of those totally different traces in these posts: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and curves. Physique form tells us find out how to use every of those sorts of traces to flatter our figures (and create physique concord), however physique form doesn’t inform us what we like – that’s all about character (which you may find out about right here on the video Carol and I made – plus additionally if you wish to dive deep into discovering your character model – inside my 7 Steps to Type program).
While you’re interested by placing beautiful outfits collectively, you wish to assume like a magician. Now no bunnies are harm or disappear in any of those methods, and it’s now about sawing anybody in half. When you consider the artwork of the magician, they’re utilizing two major issues:
- Phantasm – which is what our colors, traces, and scale all do in outfits
- Distraction – That is the place focal factors actually earn their preserve.
I’ve written extra extensively concerning the artwork of the magician with outfits right here.
The Great thing about Jewelry
The fantastic thing about jewelry is that it creates good focal factors.
Costume your portrait space first utilizing jewelry or different particulars to attract consideration to your face, which is the place you talk.
When deciding on the shapes in your jewelry, use your options as a information – these are known as your defining options which you’ll find out extra about right here. Straight and extra angular options look finest in additional straight or angular jewelry, while these with curved options look finest in jewelry the place the traces are smooth reasonably than angled. For a few of us, we’re a mix of curved and angular or straight traces, which suggests we will put on particulars which have each curves and angles (a coronary heart is an instance of a mix form).
Selecting the Size of Necklaces
How lengthy ought to your necklace be? This pertains to your individual options and proportions and your stability factors (you’ll find out precisely find out how to measure them right here).
The place is the point of interest you need? In the event you don’t need your tummy to be the main target, don’t put on lengthy pendant necklaces the place the pendant ends sitting in your tummy, as this creates a focus the place you don’t need folks to look. As a substitute go for a necklace that ends above the bust, nearer to your face.
Your physique proportions affect the size too – so shorter legs = shorter necklaces, while longer legs = longer necklaces.
Deciding on the Dimension of Your Jewelry for Your Facial and Physique Options
The dimensions of your options additionally impacts jewelry decisions.
Massive facial options can carry off larger-scale items extra simply.
Smaller facial options shall be overwhelmed by huge stable items, as an alternative go for bigger items made by extra smaller components put collectively.
Massive bust – if you wish to distract from this – put on bigger scale jewelry – I’ve received plenty of recommendations on find out how to camouflage a big bust in these posts, and jewelry is one in all your finest instruments!
Steadiness all of your options, bust, shoulders, and facial options utilizing the size of your jewelry.
In fact, your character comes into this equation which is why in the event you love some drama in your outfits but are extra petite or have smaller options, you may nonetheless upscale your jewelry with out overwhelming your options with the guidelines I’ve written about right here.
As you may see, there are a lot of issues to think about when choosing your jewelry associated to physique form, proportions and scale in addition to character! Don’t fear, in the event you really feel overwhelmed you aren’t alone since you’ve by no means been educated in these ideas earlier than. Because of this I created my 7 Steps to Type program that can assist you uncover what’s best for you, reasonably than taking generic style recommendation. Discover out extra right here.