Friday, February 15, 2008
Gretta's Got It: Miracle Outfits
Putting together an outfit that makes you look good is a struggle for a lot of women, but there are some miracle outfits that look good on everyone. Seven's style expert Gretta Monahan has details in tonight's Gretta's Got It.
WSVN -- Gretta Monahan: "We all have heard it before: dress for your body type, but, here's the thing, not every style works on every body. So I am going to show you three key styles that work on every figure, in every size."
Gretta Monahan: "Bree is a size two, Vanessa is a size six and Jenny is a 14. They are different shapes and sizes, but that won't hold them back from wearing the hottest trends."
Gretta Monahan: "Looking for a miracle? Then the first thing you'll need is a wrap dress. The look took off in 1976 by famous designer Diane Von Furstenburg, and it's been working miracles ever since."
Gretta Monahan: "And here we see each of the girls is wearing a colorful printed wrap dress in a different size. We paired this look with black tights and black pumps. It works because it ties or fastens to the side, and this crisscross diagonal always minimizes the waist. And a little secret for you small busted girls, always get some help with your favorite push up bra."
Gretta Monahan: "A few more tips when you're out there buying a dress, number one, on length, always just below the knee. Number two: on the sleeves go three quarters length, it always works. Number three: you want to go a-line every time, it's always sexy and always flattering for both fuller and slender figures. It creates curves where you want them."
Gretta Monahan: "My next miracle: the pencil skirt."
Gretta Monahan: "We went for basic black pairing it with a fun and fitted gray leopard print top, black tights and black pumps complete the look."
Gretta Monahan: "In this season's high-waisted version it will even make a petite girl look long and tall. For the most sexy slenderizing look around, carry your pencil skirt with a black opaque black tight. It's a great look for the office or after work night out."
Gretta Monahan: "Everyone knows that no wardrobe is complete without a perfect pair of black slacks, and my favorite pair that works wonders every time is the editor pant by Express. The fabric and cut gives you a flawless fit from size zero on up."
Gretta Monahan: "Our perfect pant works wonders with a white collar shirt and a red fitted v-neck sweater, and hot ankle boots makes this look modern and hip."
Gretta Monahan: "For curvy girls I am anti-pockets. Why add the bulk? This way you are long and lean hip to hem."
Gretta Monahan: "This pant works on everyone from petite to tall. It hangs beautifully without being over-sized or frumpy."
Gretta Monahan: "So now you see you don't have to be a perfect size to be a perfect 10. I'm Gretta for Gretta's Got It."