In the Evening Times today! A huge thank you to Marianne Taylor for an amazing piece and general support and also to the talented David Stanton for the lovely images!
You can also read the article online here: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/lifestyle/14964935.There__39_s_more_to_Christmas_party_style_than_a_little_black_dress/
By MARIANNE TAYLOR
With Christmas party season in full swing, we asked Glasgow-based stylist and author Numba Pinkerton to give us her top three tips on choosing the right out t for your big night out.
Not everyone looks great in gure-hugging party dresses. It’s up to you to understand your body shape and what styles work best for you. Triangle body shapes look great in A-line styles, hourglass figures in
more fitted styles and rectangle or round figures in shift style dresses. Wearing an outfit in the right cut will greatly enhance your appearance and confidence.
Dress: Topaz textured Fit and Flare dress, £110, Reiss.
Most of us are tempted to opt for extravagant looking footwear even when they feel uncomfortable.
The truth is, no matter how expensive your shoes are they will never look flattering on you if you cannot walk in them. Striking a balance between comfort and style is best. Use your footwear to either enhance your outfit by opting for nude colours or tone down extravagant or patterned outfits by opting for more colourful or unique footwear.
Shoes: Natural cylindrical heel sandals, Tetal velvet, £68, Offce.
IF YOU KNOW BLACK DRAINS YOU, WHY WEAR IT?
Contrary to popular belief black doesn’t looks good on everyone, and neither is it the only slimming colour.
Navy blue is much more attering on most complex- ions. For evening wear there are a lot of alternative deeper shades that have the same slimming effect as black, such as navy, burgundy, aubergine or bottle green.
Numba’s book, The No Black Project Style Book, is available now on Amazon. For more details visit www. thenoblackproject.com