Put enough questions together and sooner or later they starting answering one another, right?
Like this one from Bonnie:
I am nursing and have a very large bust (about every other year it seems. I think Iâ€™ve been pregnant or nursing for the last few years;). Anyhow, my waist is smaller than my bust, so when I try on jackets they generally look too big- but theyâ€™ll button. If I choose the more fitted look, they wonâ€™t button. What would you suggest?
And the lingering questions in my mind about why the column effect fashion lab didn’t really work with me, when I know that technique is fabulously slimming on others.
My conclusion: When shape at the waist is necessary to achieve the shape of the silhouette – as in Type X, the hourglass and Type 8, the figure eight, or Type V, the wedge – the jacket should be fitted and may need to be buttoned or belted for that to be achieved. Other figure types may benefit from the column effect created by an open jacket. I don’t suppose it would make a bit of difference on a pencil.
What do you lovely ladies think? Am I on to something here?