Work the voluminous trend the wrong way, and even the leanest twig will look bloated. If you have any semblance of hips, you’ll seem pregnant at worst and gassy at best. Unless you are aiming for Zeppelin chic, avoid these faux pas:
The metallic enchilada The top placket of this Daryl K top tricks the eye, making los boobitos look like they’re veering east and west. The sleeves are nicely poofy, but the droopy shoulders lend a Quasimodo look. And I think we all know that low waist + elastic = Sta-Puft Marshmallow man.
The headless horseman: First of all, it helps to have a head to wear any dresses these days. Then again, who can be blamed for not wanting to be seen in this Marie Marie dress? The weight of it is going to give you pancake boobs, and the bottom… remember when Oprah dragged out those huge bags of the fat she’d lost? This dress reminds me of that.
The buggy jumper: At first glance, you’d think this little sweater would snugly skim the body before flaring out a little, and it does. But look at the strap area: Because it’s more narrow than the rest of the jumper, it creates a pear shape, and from a distance the skinny little straps might look like antennae. Ruh-roh, Rhaggy!