All our Tips for Wearing Prints Well
The print trend has been in the spotlight lately, with ever more choices and creativity that continue to seduce us. This is why a fundamental question arises:
How to wear prints while avoiding the fashion faux pas?
From Aztec patterns to floral prints, flashy stripes or even safari or graphic prints… it's not always easy to find your way around . Fortunately, with the few rules and advice that we have concocted for you, you will be able to take out your prints in peace!
Rule #1: Find a balance
Your printed piece will be the star piece of your outfit. For the rest of your body, bet on sobriety to remain elegant. The bolder the print, the more restrained the cut should be. Avoid ruffles, frills and overly complicated details at the risk of weighing down your silhouette and your style. We love our prints so much that sometimes we want to wear them all on the same day...and then it becomes the Dunkirk carnival! Unfortunately, you will have to be patient girls. Choose between top and bottom.
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1/ Tropical prints
Palm trees, foliage, pineapples, ice cream, parrots are very "heavy" so go for it really in small strokes (up or down). If you choose a dress, prefer one with flowing material.
2/ If you like big patterns
Prefer them on clothes with clean lines or light like a kimono or a summer shirt. Again, it's all about balance!
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3/ The colors that go well
An easy tip to match your outfit is to:
Also, consider the stripes a neutral pattern because it goes very well with all prints (animal, floral, tropical. everything!)
Otherwise, grey, black, white, cream, camel or nude are your best friends! Remember to always have some in your wardrobe ;)
Rule n°2: Choose a print adapted to your morphology
The 5 morpho tips to remember:
1/ Slim guys can afford just about anything but watch out for vertical stripes!
If you are tall and thin the vertical stripes can make you look too skinny or too slender, at the risk of completely erasing the pretty curves of your body and making you look masculine. So prefer horizontal lines to give volume to your figure.
Conversely, if you are round or petite, it is better to avoid horizontal stripes (especially wide ones) because they compact the silhouette. (That said, a delicate marinière is still very pretty)
2/ Small and close prints reduce volumes
For those with rather round body shapes, small checks, polka dots, small flowers, delicate tropical prints will suit you perfectly! And no color restrictions! (When you're plump, you don't just wear black!)
3/ Large and/or spaced out prints add volume
If you are not comfortable with the curves of a part of your body, avoid XL prints in this area such as large Aztec patterns, large watermelon and lemon prints because they tend to
4/ Animal patterns suit everyone and are not necessarily vulgar!
Whether you're curvy or skinny, animal prints work great. Due to their rather "heavy" appearance, we suggest it on the upper body for curvy people, and lower body for thin people. For curvy women, with a slightly V-neck to enhance the bust and lengthen the silhouette, and for slim lower bodies to give a rounded effect to your buttocks and highlight your legs .
As an accessory, it is also perfect for enhancing an outfit. It also goes very well with tropical patterns!
5/ The kimono suits all body types.
Many benefits to the kimono. It feminizes all body shapes and outfits, it's elegant, it keeps you warm and will save you the day if you haven't had time to think about your outfit of the day! ;) To counterbalance its loose fit and patterns, wear slim pants or skirts and a sober outfit. For round people or people with an unmarked waist, wear it open with a long necklace to slender your figure.
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Rule n°3: Choose the material of your clothes, the right reflex to adopt!
Knowing the rules of printed matter isn't everything! The choice of your materials is also essential. For the curvier ones, bet on fluid fabrics, in jersey, and/or with a vertical fall for the top and your dresses in general. For the bottom, you can very well choose more tight-fitting materials made of elastane in order to sculpt your shapes. Avoid materials that are too stretchy and favor high-waisted, solid-colored pants to harmonize hips and love handles (again, don't be afraid of colors!)
Below is a perfect example: fluid top with closely spaced prints + a more rigid bottom to smooth out the shapes while highlighting them :)
For thin ones, bet on textured fabrics or shiny to create volume and thus feminize your figure. You can also wear fabrics with ruffles, fringe, thicker, looser fabrics (velvet, satin, wool, XXL knits).
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Here you go girls, with these tips, you'll have no trouble venturing into the wonderful world of prints!
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