How to Wear Brocade
If You Have Full Hips and Thighs
Look for styles that show off your waist to help balance your figure. “Brocade tends to be a thick fabric, so bypass pants
and narrow skirts, which add inches to the lower half,” says Gregg Andrews, the fashion director for Nordstrom. Darks are
The Head-to-Toe Look
The fitted bodice of this dress plays up the torso, while the swishy skirt masks fuller thighs. Since the design is busy,
stick to black (but not boring) accessories.
To buy: BB Dakota polyester-and-rayon dress, $110, bbdakota.com. Margaret Elizabeth black onyx and gold plate earrings, $158, margaretelizabeth.com. Noir acrylic clutch with crystal and glass stones, $428, anthropologie.com for stores. Nine West satin pumps, $69, 800-999-1877.
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