Check out these pictures of Katie Holmes and hubby Tom Cruise while the two attended the National Movie Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London last May 26:
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at the National Movie Awards at Royal Festival Hall, May 26
What do you think of Katie’s Holmes & Yang Chevron Printed Maxi Dress? It looks ok from that view, right? But what about these views:
Is it just me, or do you also think the print on her dress made her hips look wider? And I wonder what went through her head when she decided to wear those clip toe booties because I honestly think it’s a bad match. The maxi already covered her from the neck down, the least she could have done was show the skin on her feet by going for sexy strappies.
Anyway, if I were to be very objective about it, I think bold prints like that should only be placed on areas that you want to enhance and should be avoided on areas that don’t need further widening.
Katie’s body is shaped like a pear, so the print worked for her bust but it did the opposite for her hips. A print like that would look good on a woman with very narrow hips and bust, in other words, a stick of a model.
If I were to pick out a striped print that Katie could wear, it would be a one-way diagonal print because that would suit her body type.
O’Neill Mod Dress, on sale for US$49
Wearing an all over stripe printed outfit can be very tricky, especially if it’s vertical, horizontal, or chevron like Katie’s. Contrary to common beliefs, even repititive bold vertical stripes can make a thin woman look fat. Basically, you have to be sure your body type can handle it.
Now if you’re into prints and you think you have the figure to rock it, you can try these stripe printed dresses:
Ella Moss Liberty Maxi Dress, US$181
Roxy Sunset Maxi Dress, US$50
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