Centuries-old textile as it dates back to the Byzantine Empire brocade pieces channel some renaissance feel. The thick, elegant, and metallic fabric is perfect for the fall season and anyone can wear it. Just keep on reading to make brocade pieces flatter your shape.
If You Have a Straight Figure
Brocade is a thick and heavy fabric that can do the tricks for you. If you have a straight figure and has a tall and lean frame, fake your curves just like wearing a loose blouse with a brocade miniskirt that fit on your slim waist that will balance the billowy top strategically. To avoid looking boyish, skip anything boxy, and stick to contoured styles. You may opt for a brocade blazer that will add some volume on your top, but balance it with a pair of boot cut pants to smoothen out your silhouette. You may also go for cuts that hug the body and use volume strategically for metallic accents add extra dimension to your slim frame.
If You Have a Tummy
Be careful about wearing shiny, attention-getting brocade around the stomach. The trick is to opt for silhouettes that are not too loose or too lean. If you have a tummy, you may still hide it in a dark colored outfit and a brocade blazer or coat that will create a vertical line on your midsection. Or, resort to brocade tops like peplums, cropped jackets, as well as a sheath dress that highlight the middle in a flattering way. If you lack curves yet has a tummy, better go for a shift dress that stands away from the body, skimming over your midsection.
If You Have Full Hips and Thighs
Remember, brocade is a thick fabric, so skip pants and narrow skirts, which add inches to the lower half. Instead, look for styles that show off your waist to help balance your figure. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may opt for a lightweight style of a dress that plays up the torso, while masking your fuller thighs. Skip those busy designs, and stick to black or muted shades. Remember, a larger-scale pattern looks more slimming than a tiny one. You may still wear a brocade dress, but slim down your figure with a structured coat like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni did.
If You Have a Large Bust
Remember that brocade collars or wide lapels will only exaggerate your chest, so better wear brocade below the waist. Brocade pants made of a non-clingy, lightweight fabric can be great to draw the attention away from your top. You may go for a sheer blouse if you wish to add some sexy vibe on your looks, bit balance it with a high-waist brocade skirt that will make your figure more proportioned. By heeding these simple tricks, you’ll be able to wear brocade pieces in flattering style for you.