This post is for you if you want to go from frumpy to fabulous with just a few tweaks to your clothing.
You will learn how to look less frumpy.
What is it that makes someone frumpy in the first place?
Frumpy is the opposite of stylish.
Frumpy means you’re feeling old-fashioned, you don’t think your outfit is modern, and some of the designs you’re wearing aren’t particularly contemporary.
I’m talking about how you can go from frumpy to fabulous with just a few tweaks, and one of those tweaks is using the rule of thirds.
This is fascinating since it does not need a great deal of effort or financial investment. It’s just a minor adjustment that you may do right away. Right now, I’ll show you how.
Let’s get started on transforming your frumpy ensemble into something fantastic.
I’m concentrating on one particular aspect of your outfit that can take it from drab to fabulous.
And it’s all about proportions and ratios.
Because it gets quite specific when we talk about certain body shapes, lateral proportions, and vertical proportions, I’m going to offer you a general summary here. It changes.
But for the time being, we’ll only talk in broad strokes.
We’ll start with a broad overview of the rule of thirds.
If you’ve been dressing in a one-to-one ratio, it’s time to switch things up.
What I mean is that when you dress in the ratio of one to one, your top half, whether it’s a shirt, a jacket, a sweater, or whatever, is in equal proportion to your lower half, whether it’s jeans, a skirt, or pants.
This is something that a large number of individuals do. They typically do it to hide their stomachs.
But, in my opinion, this is where your top meets your pants or skirt, creating a horizontal line across the middle of the body that actually highlights that region of the body because that’s where the horizontal line is, especially if the two colors are contrasting.
You’re also shortening your appearance.
If you’re mindful about your height or don’t want to lose inches unnecessarily, you should avoid cutting yourself in half by drawing a line right across the center of your torso.
It also gives a frumpy, ill-considered, and poorly styled appearance.
This might make your attire look plain, monotonous, and uninteresting. This isn’t what we’re aiming for.
We’d like something a little more polished.
How do we go about doing that?
I’d like you to begin thinking in thirds about your body.
You’ll divide it into thirds on top and two thirds on the bottom, or vice versa. Two-thirds can be on top and one-third on the bottom.
You may change it up and have fun with it.
Let’s talk about having one-third of the body on the upper half and two-thirds on the lower half.
Depending on how big or little your bust is, we’re talking about from the shoulders down to under the bust or onto the waistline. You might go beneath the bust or around the waist.
As a result, a one-third upper percentage is created.
Then you should consider how you’ll construct two-thirds of the bottom half with just one piece of apparel.
This can be accomplished in a variety of ways.
You could achieve it with a high-waisted skirt or a pair of jeans that cover two-thirds of your lower torso.
You can wear a crop top or, if your top is longer, a French tuck with a small tuck up into the center of the jeans. Alternatively, you can tuck towards the side by creating a diagonal in your tuck.
This entails shortening the upper third and lengthening the lower two-thirds.
Do you see how this has a little more style than simply cutting the body off in the middle?
You could take it a step further by layering a longer jacket over it, making two-thirds of the upper half and one-third of the lower half with the remaining exposed jeans or skirt.
Once you’ve mastered the one-third, two-thirds rule, you may start layering on top of it to create a truly unique design.
What if we wanted two-thirds of the upper half to be on the upper half and one-third on the bottom half?
You can now experiment with how much space these thirds take up.
A pair of shorts or a shorter skirt, for example, could make up your one-third. It’s possible that’s your one-third. Your top would then be your two-thirds. Your two-thirds would be from your shoulders to your waistline.
Alternatively, if you were wearing a dress, you might wear it as a one-piece outfit from head to toe. So, how are you going to spice things up?
Always add a belt to the waistline to highlight the waist, and you’ll be generating one third on top and two thirds on the bottom, and you’ll be taking it to a new level of style that it wasn’t previously.
So, can you see how this has changed things?
It can make all the difference if those proportions are balanced in a way that isn’t one-to-one, but rather one-to-two-thirds or two-thirds to one-third.
It might be as simple as tucking your top in the right spot and layering it with another two-thirds on top, such as a kimono, duster coat, or even an overcoat.