We can use asymmetrical colours and shapes to highlight or disguise certain parts, slimming the figure or accentuating our best bits! Knitwear designer Marianne Henio stated as she talks about her new book  ‘Love Your Body: What to Wear for your Body Shape’

Knitwear designer Marianne Henio  talks about how we can use asymmetrical colours and shapes to highlight or disguise certain parts, slimming the figure or accentuating our best bits! in her new book  ‘Love Your Body: What to Wear for your Body Shape’.

Read the press release below.

Flattering stuff!

When I wrote about the rectangular body shape in my new book Love Your Body: What to Wear for your Body Shape‘, I stressed how flattering the asymmetrical garment style was for this shape…”With both tops, dresses and bottoms, asymmetry, either in the cut or the pattern, is a miracle worker for the rectangle.”

But we can all utilise asymmetry and create beautiful garments. I’ve used it quite often with much success. I’ve even altered patterns so that they use this neat little flattering trick! A beautifully draped diagonal hemline instead of a straight across cut creates the impression of a longer leg. We can use asymmetrical colours and shapes to highlight or disguise certain parts, slimming the figure or accentuating our best bits!

We are drawn to asymmetry as it cries out: “I am different. I don’t need to be like everyone else!”

If you fancy adding some asymmetry to your wardrobe then try these patterns…

Hand knitters may like the Bonnie Jacket or the Jackie Brown Sweater

Machine knitters may like the Aquarius Jacket or the Grace Top

Happy knitting!
Marianne x

 

 

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