How To Wear A Chiffon Dress
How To Wear A Chiffon Dress
Chiffon is a delicate yet difficult fabric to wear but here are some fashion tips to make your chiffon dress work.
Hi. I'm Zoe Lem, stylist and owner of My Sugarland, and today I'm going to give you some insider's tips on how to do fashion. I'm now going to show you how to wear a chiffon dress.
So, it can be a difficult fabric to wear so you really need to get the right shape for you and also the right occasion. Sometimes, chiffon fabric used on dresses and shirts for daytime can look a bit wrong and can look a bit over the top. They can look a little bit old-fashioned so you want to give it a real great twist but you also need the perfect shape in the first place.
This dress is great, perfect for an evening do but something a bit different. This is a vintage dress, nips in underneath the bust so that's women's smallest bit so it's flattering. You've got quite a bit of fabric in this chiffon but because it's very fine and it nips in, it works.
This is a great balancing dress because, again, you've got the balance on the shoulders, you've got balance with the A-line skirt and you've got a low neckline. So, great if you've got a bust because it really cuts into that and it's got draping on the bust, because it nips in and gathers at each end, it works. Chiffons are fine enough fabric to get away with that.
So, we're going to accessorize. There's a lot going on with this dress so you don't want to go for too much, and again bring in another tone. If you're not sure what colours go together, work with tones of the same colour.
So, we're going to do another shade of blue. So, here, I'm going to pull out this really nice navy. We don't want to match the blue because it's very difficult to see at night.
It can look very wrong and to matchy-matchy. So, this great shade of navy and again with a bit of a sheen so it's a contrast in textures and fabrics. So, that's our little clutch bag.
You don't want to wear your coat or jacket over this on because it would really ruin this great sleeve. So, we're just going to go for a shawl over the top so you're doing a contrast of the navy, it's going to keep you warm but it's still going to look great and just the colours are going to work. And then for shoes, rather than matching all of that, we're going to go for nude.
A nude shoe is really flattering. These shoes are by Har and they're great. They've got concealed platform which means the elevation of the foot is not high and they've got padding all the way through so you'd be able to dance all night and wear them all day and it's not going to hurt because that is one of the biggest nightmares of high heels.
The nude is very lengthening. You can see that it just becomes an extension of the leg so if you're wanting to look taller, if you're more petite, a nude shoe generally is really great for day or for night. So, the nude shoe.
We're not going to do a necklace because this neckline becomes our necklace. We're just going to go for some great earrings, again a bit of shine and sparkle, bringing out another tone so it's a more purple-y colour we're going for. So, you've got a bit of shine on the ears, you don't need a necklace, and a fab hairdo and you're good to go.
And this is how to do a chiffon dress.