Every woman has her own sense of fashion, but there’s one throughline that every fashionista can agree on: You want something that looks good on your body, but is also comfortable. While these styles may be difficult to find, fit and flare designs offer both luxury and trendiness. These articles of clothing are fitted through the waist and flare out at or around the hip area, accentuating the smallest part of your waist and hiding the areas most women are self-conscious about. Here’s how you can dress to impress in these versatile pieces:
Employee envy: Pair with a blazer
You’ll be the talk of the office when you wear a fit and flare dress into work. Make your coworkers jealous by adding a blazer jacket to make the style a little more professional. Go with a pair of neutral or nude heels to elongate your legs and mix simple fashion accessories like a metallic jewelry set to keep your outfit work-appropriate, but still unique.
“A V-neck style will highlight your neckline.”
It’s all in the details: Highlight your best feature
The fit and flare style is flattering on just about everyone, but there are even more intricate details of this look that can help you emphasize your favorite feature. Glamour magazine recommended a V-neck style that highlights your neckline. A shorter hemline will accentuate your legs while one with cap sleeves looks gives your arms a defined look.
Brave and booksmart: Create a jumper look
Switch up the fit and flare style by putting something underneath your dress – a button down shirt – instead of a jacket over it. This street style option is incredibly trendy and can be made to look even more bookish with the right accessories, including close-toe slingback heels, a nice watch and a structured leather handbag.
Set yourself apart from the crowd: Accessories are key
As with any style choice, you can’t go without fashion accessories to complete the look. These pieces have the ability to take a fit and flare outfit from day to night in the blink of an eye. It’s important that you choose the jewelry that sets you apart from the crowd. Statement necklaces will give your outfit a refined feel, while simple silver or gold pieces will help you light up a room. Your choice of earrings can also make fit and flare dresses look that much different. Gold hoop earrings, for example, are perfect for strapless options as they draw attention to your open neckline.
Finding a style that checks off all of your boxes can be difficult, but fit and flare designs likely fit the bill. Dress it up, dress it down, just be sure to make it your own!