Don't be afraid to try a westernwear look just because you aren't size zero!
This client is a vibrant and a thoughtful writer. Her dressing before the makeover was too plain, simple and dull. She rarely experimented with colours and thought that because she has a heavy bottom, she cannot wear Western outfits.
She never tried any makeup because she thought makeup means something loud. Her hair had no structure and definition. She rarely wore any accessories.
Keeping all this in mind, I started her makeover process. I bought her tops that gave her full coverage but at the same time looked stylish. To balance the style in her tops, I gave her straight-fit plain pants with either small self-pattern or no pattern. I also kept the colours of her outfits very neutral because she frequently has to meet senior management of various companies to pitch her work.
Since the clothing colours were all neutral, I had enough room to incorporate subtle accessories like long neckpieces and earrings for a complete look.
Mascara and eyeliner with subtle lips is enough for official meetings.
I avoided buying rounded bellies for her because her body has enough roundness. Instead, we went for angular footwear to balance the roundness of the body.
For makeup, I added mascara and eyeliner for her office day look with neutral lip shades in pinks and browns. For the evening look, I bought her lip shades in maroons and burgundy to match her skin tone.
Shreya Dhingra (right) with her client
Shreya Dhingra is a certified image coach, wardrobe consultant, communication trainer and a behaviour researcher. Visit www.yourimageandi.com for a consultation. Read more posts from Shreya on her Fashion101 Blog.