Hello, Darlings! Today’s topic is How to Wear White Bottoms In The Summer. This can be hard if you are a Pear or d Body Shape where your challenge area is the hips and thighs. White is the #1 color on the Color Attractiveness Scale, which means the eyes go straight to any piece that has white on it. This is why white can be challenging when putting together an outfit that is balanced.
Fabric Is Important
When choosing a white pair of pants, jeans, shorts, or skirt it is important to take fabric into consideration. Unfortunately, because the eye goes straight to any piece that has white, lumps and bumps can be very noticeable, if not accentuated. EEEK!!! So look for thicker fabrics such as a Ponte Knit or jean material. For skirts, a flowier skirt that does not hug the body will be your best choice.
Balance The Bottom Half By Adding White On Top
The easiest way to help balance an outfit with a white bottom is to add white on top. This helps draw the eyes back up top, away from the hips and thighs. Remember as a Pear or d Body Shape our goal is to create a balanced look by de-emphasizing the bottom half and drawing the eye UP and OUT.
Adding a top with a white background or print will help bring the eyes back up. Another way you can do this is to add a layering piece in white, such as a white sweater or printed sweater with white in it.
Use Accessories To Bring Eyes Back UP
One of the easiest tricks to help create balance when wearing white bottoms is to wear white accessories such as a necklace or earrings. Not easy to find, but a pair of white earrings can be a great tool to have in your wardrobe. You can also achieve this with gold/silver jewelry, but just not as effective.
Use A Layering Piece Such As Camisole To Draw Eye UP
Another trick in the balancing book is to use an inner layering piece, such as a camisole in white to help draw the eyes back UP. I don’t like too many layers so I will use my sports bra to function as both bra and camisole. People will not know unless you tell them. You can find a great selection of colorful sports bras, some with details such as lace that can function as a camisole.
Create A Column Of Color
When using the principle of Column Of Color, you can either do Inner Column Of Color or Outer Column Of Color. The best one for the d Body Shape is the Outer Column Of Color, but I have found both to be effective.
Inner Column of Color is created when your pants and top are some color, or the background in a print is the same. The Outer Column Of Color works when the pants/bottoms and the outer layering piece are the same color. Both Inner and Outer Columns Of Color will help you look slimmer and taller.
What Shoes To Wear When Wearing White Bottoms In The Summer?
Because we want to de-emphasize the bottom half of our body and draw attention UP towards our face, the choice of shoes is important. Choose shoes to match the white bottoms such as a pair of white trainers or white sandals. You can also go for nude color shoes or metallic ones and still achieve the same goal.
If you are wearing white shorts the best color would be nude or metallic because it will make the legs look longer and you will “appear” taller.
More Examples Of How To Wear White Bottoms
Check out my earlier blog post, Tips For Wearing White Jeans
Long Hot Summer
So much has happened this summer and I have needed to re-focus on the family. I hope to have more posts up soon and I will share some good and sad news. More to come…