In this post, I will cover common silhouettes we should all know the proper names for. I'm using reference photos from NY Magazine Online, one of my favorite sites for up to date fashion shows.
I always think of a silhouette as the entire outfit or garment as a whole and the shape or major eye grabbing attention it brings about.
Attention to the waist can be made with a seam, belt, fabric, color change, applique, you name it.
High waist silhouette is also called Empire, which was made popular during the early 1800's.
This look can elongate ones upper body, but can easily shorten you too.
If you've got it flaunt it!
I find this silhouette works best with sheer fabrics as it still shows off your curves.
If this is your thing, you must check out Masion Martin Margiela Fall 2013 Couture collection.
Chanel consistently brings out this silhouette each season. Karl Lagerfeld must know something we don't.
Fit & Flare
This silhouette is extremely common right now. Check your closet.
Dior does this look to perfection.
Written by Sheila Wong