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I don’t know about you, but I’m all the time reading a fashion magazine, book, or some other publication. Recently, I’ve been skimming That Extra Half an Inch by Victoria Beckham. It’s not a new release, but it’s new to me, so I thought I’d share a few of her best tips in the book.
Beckham is a style icon in her own right, and her book definitely shows off her fashion smarts. She talks about everything from pants, to tops and heels, accessories, bags, and more. Her taste is pretty classic, with a little vintage and a little girliness thrown in. It’s refreshing to see a star that can dress sexily and elegantly at the same time! That’s why the tips in her book are so valuable – they’re honest and down to earth, like the woman herself.
1. Tops – Beckham has an entire section on tops, but she skims over a part I’d really like to emphasize - the cut of t-shirts. Tees are generally basic affairs; they’re a shirt that you wear. Simple, right? Nope, not one bit. There are lots of cuts to t-shirts, and the one you choose is really important. Boatneck tops are those that have a straight neckline that shows a minimal amount of collarbone; they’re very vintage-looking, but are extremely flattering on women with smaller shoulders. I don’t recommend wearing this if you have wide shoulders, though. Scoop neck and V-neck shirts are universally flattering, as they elongate the neck and draw the eye upward to your face. These kinds of cuts are more casual than boatneck-ed shirts, and I recommend styling them with jeans or a cute skirt.
2. Bathing Suits – This is one of my favorite parts of the book, because Beckham hits home on a mantra I share as well – triangle tops. They’re just not flattering, in my opinion! And while Beckham doesn’t dismiss them the way I do, she mentions that wearing a triangle top that’s deliberately too small is extremely unattractive – thank you! I think it’s amazing to see a celebrity that says, “Hey, beachwear should be classy, too!”
3. Beckham goes on to mention she’s guilty of wearing open-toed heels in the winter, but that it’s more practical to wear pointy, closed-toed boots/heels. I completely agree. Nobody wants to get frostbite or chapped toes!
These are just a few of the things Beckham has to say about the fashion world. You can purchase the entire book on Amazon for a really good price because it isn’t a new release. I hope you enjoy these tips, and stay classy!