It’s warming up so you know what that means: bring on the shorts, skirts and capris! These cuts are perfect for the hot days of summer. There are so many different styles of all three that you can go casual, dressy or somewhere in between.
The important thing about your summer bottoms is where the hemline hits the leg. We’ve all seen stylish ladies wearing a cute summer outfit with capris, but somehow it doesn’t look quite right. The reason her look is off is that the hemline hits her leg in the wrong spot and her legs appear heavy and/or stumpy.
The ideal placement for the hem of your summer bottoms is right in the center of the diamonds in your legs. The diamonds are the natural openings in your legs and you want the hem to fall directly in the center.
In the photo on the left her legs look heavier than they are. On the right her skirt is shorter and her legs look leaner just because the hemline falls in her diamond.
To find your diamonds stand up straight in front of a full length mirror with your heels touching. Point your toes at 10:00 and 2:00 (similar to the first position in ballet). Doing this you should see one or more openings in your legs (see the blue dotted line in the diagram below).
Eureka! You’ve found your diamonds. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- the best spot is directly in the center of your diamond
- the height of your shoe will change the placement of your diamonds slightly so try on skirts, shorts and capris with the shoes you plan to wear
- if your shirts, shorts and capris aren’t falling in your diamonds consider alterations to your items
- if you cannot find a diamond, go with the classic Chanel length – this is the spot where the knee curves in slightly and this is a flattering length for everyone
Give this a try and I know you will be amazed at the difference you diamond make! For more great tips and to complete your very own personal style book a personal style profile book a personal style appointment today! Email email@example.com or call 308.641.2068.
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