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As a reminder, the five lettered lines referred to below are:

Line A The Chin,  Line B The Garment Neckline,  Line C The 'Detail' Line,  Line D The Bustline,  Line E The Garment Hemline. Example of a Zone: Zone A-B is the area between Line A and Line B.

     Why This Outfit Works:                                 
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The C-line (necklace fob) is below the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The pocket detail and long necklace fob are low, near the bustline.

The long sleeves extend the D-E zone well below the bustline (D-line). 

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                       
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The button closure detail on front distracts from the bustline.

The white sleeves and narrowing of the vest at top visually lower the shoulder line, visually raising the bustline. 

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                    
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The fabric pattern distracts from the bustline.

The 3/4 sleeves end below the bustline. 

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                           
 

Removing the white under-sweater, changing the necklace and adding a dark over-sweater to the outfit above changes the outfit but it still works.

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The Longest necklace diaracts from the bustline.

The fabric pattern distracts from the bustline.

The 3/4 sleeves end below the bustline.

The over-sweater has a narrowing effect.  

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                  
 

Just tucking in the blouse, adding a vest, and changing the necklace alters the combination again, but it still works.

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The longer necklaces and the neckline of the vest suggest an extremely low neckline (B-line) which raises the bustline.

The button closure detail on front distracts from the bustline.

The 3/4 sleeves end below the bustline. 

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                            
 

Now add an over-sweater...

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The longer necklaces and the neckline of the vest suggest an extremely low neckline (B-line) which raises the bustline.

The button closure detail on front distracts from the bustline.

The 3/4 sleeves end below the bustline.

The over-sweater increases the D-E zone.  

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                                 
 

The large collar becomes the A-B zone, which creates a virtual B-line and attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The long necklace with the fob on the bustline raises the bustline.

The shawl over the shoulders covers any nipple exposure and it has a narrowing effect.

  

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                         
 

The red neckline becomes the C line so now the   A-C zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The C-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The protruding sleeves of the under-shirt extend the D-E zone.

The 3/4 sleeves end below the bustline and the hemline (belt line in this case). 

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                    
 

The A-B zone and the 'triple neckline' attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The pleated detail  on front distracts from the bustline.

The zipper pull is below the bustline and distracts from the bustline.

The sleeveless vest has a narrowing effect.

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                          
 

The virtual A-B zone created by the long necklace attracts the eye from the bustline and raises the bustline.

The  virtual B-D zone is MUCH smaller than the D-E zone.

The lighter blue scarf draws the eye past the bustline, extends the hemline, and covers any nipple protrusion.

  

   

     Why This Outfit Works:                       
 

The larger collar in front and the necklaces create a virtual A-B zone that attracts the eye from the bustline.

The virtual B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The longer necklace reaches to the bustline, raising the bustline.

The darker sleeves of the under-shirt extend the E-line (hemline).

The 3/4 sleeves end below the bustline. 

   

    Why This Outfit Works:                               
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The 'over-thrown' print distracts from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The 3/4 sleeves extend below the bustline (D-line). 

   

    Why This Outfit Works:                      
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The double open button closures draw the eye down past the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The double-layered effect well-hide the bustline. 

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    Why This Outfit Works:                           
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye away from the bustline.

The cross-over style suggests a lower neckline and distracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The 3/4 sleeves extend below the bustline (D-line). 

   

    Why This Outfit Works:                      
 

The virtual A-C zone extends nearly to the hemline (E-line) and attracts the eye from the bustline.

The C-line (large necklace fob) draws the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone (white neckline to bustline) is smaller than the D-E zone.

The belt/closure detail is below the bustline.

The 3/4 black sleeves end below the bustline.

The long sleeves help to extend the D-E zone below the bustline (D-line). 

   

    Why This Outfit Works:                        
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The C-line (red neckline) is near the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The pocket detail distracts from the bustline.

   

   

    Why This Outfit Works:                         
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The bright-colored under-shirt and necklace emphasize a large A-C zone.

The C-line is near the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The button closure detail and belt are below the bustline.

The 3/4 sleeves end below the bustline (D-line). 

   

   Why This Outfit Works:     
 

The A-B zone attracts the eye from the bustline.

The B-D zone is smaller than the D-E zone.

The ruching detail below the breasts:   

  • provide some definition to the figure.

  • help prevent breast movement.

  • causes ruching in the nipple area to hide nipple protrusion

  • slims the figure and emphasizes the waist, which raises the bustline appearance.