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Drape it on Me

Photo: George Whiteside, Styling: Meileen Son Hing While studying fashion design at Parsons, I had a real eureka moment the day we were introduced to draping. I clued in that it was draped designs that spoke to me the most. Glamorous bias cut and draped fashions from the forties have always had a special allure for me. Draping became one of my favorite design techniques and still is today. As a curvy but petite 5’1” draped clothing gently hugs and flatters my curves without any boxy volume that can overwhelm my smaller frame. Regular sized draped pieces are also more forgiving on petite frames because the waist, bust and hipline are malleable vs. more structured designs that hit a petite frame at all the wrong points on the body. These are some of the stunning asymmetrically draped items that I’m coveting right now.

Fashion Rules to Live By

Image: Pinterest Fashion Rules to Live By Don’t wear anything that feels uncomfortable, if it doesn’t feel good you won’t look good. Do wear what feels good and works with your lifestyle. Don’t buy it on a whim or just because its a good deal. Do invest in quality pieces and plan your wardrobe with care. Don’t wear what your daughter and her friends are wearing it, it’s likely not age appropriate. Do try a more sophisticated and toned down version of the trends in small doses. Don’t skip over the Petite department if you are under 5’4” Do buy Petite when you can as the proportions are cut to fit your frame properly. Don’t wear leggings as pants “Leggings are not pants!” Do buy slim cut and straight cut pants that flatter to your figure and give the illusion of longer slimmer legs. Don’t buy a size that doesn’t fit you now in the hopes it will fit one day if you loose weight. Do give yourself permission to buy the size you are …