How do you choose the print that is best for you? Do you ever feel you’re walking through minefield when faced with which print to choose?
Choosing a print that matches your personal style is one important factor.
Traditional or Classic style: Think Diane Sawyer or Princess Grace. This type should approach prints with caution. You will look best in evenly spaced prints. Polka dots can work or a simple pattern with enough background color to stabilize the look. The example has lots of background between symmetrical flowers. The hairstyle is well-chosen for a classic look. I would add some understated small to medium sized earrings and possibly a simple bracelet or medium-sized watch.
Sporty: This is the girl who might be walking through a grassy meadow with the wind blowing her hair. Think Chris Evert Lloyd. Natural flowers in a print with movement in the garment will work well. Nothing exotic or dramatic for this style. This example shows a dress with a flower that could occur in nature. The “V” neckline gives the feeling of action. A great look for a sporty type. The sleeves and skirt are perfect for and active wearer. This model’s hair looks well groomed in a natural way. I might add a hoop earring .
Romantic: Marilyn Monroe, of course. This is the woman with a softer voice and sexy walk. Her movements are fluid. Prints want to support your ultra-feminine style. This dress shows the feminine shape of a romantic with a skirt designed to accentuates movement in a sexy walk. This print says feminine. I would do the hair with soft curls add pearls and some drop earrings.
Elegant: Who would be a better example than Nicole Kidman? Many prints will not work with an elegant style but this sweater and slacks set can work. Notice that this is a total look as the elegant is not at her best in a look of separates. The floral design gives interest and pulls this simple pairing from the realm of ordinary to classy. Some simple earrings and a necklace or bracelet would finish this look perfectly.
Dramatic: Angelica Houston comes to mind. This is the decisive, makes things happen kind of woman. Notice the crisp fabric and bold print. Both support a dramatic. Prints for dramatic ladies should be geometric and bold. Structure in fabric and style is key. This hairstyle works well and I would add dramatic earrings and one or two bracelets to complete the look.
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