This episode is about ways to look a little longer, thus looking a bit leaner in the process. A few tricks to get this look?
1) Don't cut yourself in half:
Tried of me talking about this...than save yourself from the tops, blouses, and tunics that cut you exactly in the middle of your body vertically. Still love the oversized look and comfy feel? You can get pieces slightly longer or shorter than your vertical half way point AND THEN add a finishing piece (jacket, cardigan, vest, or tied up tee, chambray shirt, or blouse) to add waist definition and lengthen the whole look.
2) Skirt Length:
Without getting too much into ratios and fashion math let's just go by these flexible guidelines - shorties that are 5'4" or shorter skirts look best when they are an inch or two above the middle of your knee. Average gals between 5'5"-5'8" skirts that are at your knee. Tall honeys 5'9" and up skirts look best when they are around an inch lower than your knee. You'll look longer, I swear. This can be fudged here or there when maniuplating the silhouette to balance other areas, but that is advanced math ;)
3) Jacket Length:
When using finishing pieces like jackets, it's important not to lose yourself, especially if you're wearing those oversized tops or dresses. Try to stick to this general guideline - if you're wearing it with the jacket with pants of some sort it should land at or just below the hip. If you're wearing it with and oversized top or tunic or a dress the jacket should end somewhere between the smallest part of your waist and your hip. This will raise your leg line and elongate your whole look.