The Art of Wearing Hijab Part 4: Evening Wear. A Strawberry Body Type
Dressing Inverted Triangle or Strawberry body shape can come in pretty tricky yet extremely logic. The whole effort should be fixed on luring the eyes into looking up and down instead of left and right across the physic. The trick is to minimize the broad shoulders by balancing the lower body with volume and softening the shoulders area.
Basically do the opposite to what pear shapes do!
Strawberry body shape should wear:
1- Necklines that create narrow shoulders illusion (V-neck, plunging V-neck, scoop, halter, wide straps or gathered neckline formal dresses or top)
2- dark colour tops and light colour bottom
3- Diagonal cut sleeves
4- Avoid puffy sleeves and horizontal cut sleeves
5- Tops with raglan sleeves, dolman sleeves and kimono sleeves
6- Embellishment and detailing on your skirt and bottom dress (beadings, lace, appliqué, ruffles, prints or pleating)
7- Narrow collars and lapels or go collarless (Mandarin collars are your best friends)
8- Long necklaces
9- Jackets, cardigans or tops with wide collars and lapels
10- Volumized hijabis
11- Wide pants or jeans (bootlegs/bell-bottoms, flared and wide-leg pants)
12- Flared skirts and dresses (A-line, pleated, tulip cut
Strawberry body shape should avoid:
1- Necklines that elongate your broad shoulders (bateau, off-the-shoulders, spaghetti straps, square and strapless necklines)
2- Shoulder pads in tops, jackets and dresses
3- Embellishment and detailing on your shoulders and upper top (appliqué, lace, bold prints)
4- Jackets, cardigans or tops with wide collars and lapels
5- Straight cut skirts and dresses
For evening and party dresses, a V-shaped lady should wear dresses that flare out and add volume at the bottom. Dress in silhouette like: A-line, ball gown and empire. These are great choices to de-emphasize the shoulders. Bias cut and shift dress are also good options because it helps create appealing look at the bottom.
Suggested necklines: V-neck, wide strap, halter, and scoop neck.
Suggested silhouette: A-line, empire, ball gown, mermaid, and trumpet.