J and A dress themselves confident for a smart-casual affairSmart-casual. Just drinks. Mingling. Three dreaded phrases that can strike fear into even the bravest. J and I get to grips with dressing our very different body shapes and very different styles for an evening of fashion and MEETING NEW PEOPLE.
J, being a vase, has slim, seemingly endless legs, a long gently sloping waist, big boobs and broad shoulders. She cleverly creates an elegant figure by wearing a skirt that flaunts her legs and a baggy jersey top that just hangs off her shoulders, skimming over her stomach and ending right on her bum adding a bit of booty. Her boobs are draped rather than drowned and her shoulders made elegant by the deep neckline of the top. Not to mention the long necklaces that draw the eye down and elongate J's figure, as well as the heeled boots which add those all-important extra inches.
By wearing styles that flatter her shape, and sticking to a casual jersey fabric, J pulls of smart-casual with aplomb.
Making the most of the variety of textures and patterns and taking something of a gun-ho approach to coordination, I rely on the quality of the fabric (pure cotton and silk) and a piece of statement jewellery to smarten me up.
How do you dress your shape for cocktails? Do you have any go-to pieces that you rely on? However you do it, the most important accessory anyone can have is a stylish champagne flute or martini glass, so grab a drink and bring on the mingling!