Style anatomy: Farah Vayani

Published: December 11, 2016
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Farah Vayani, style consultant at Misha Lakhani and the Karachi editor of Weekend magazine, talks to us about the silhouettes that suit her body and teaches us why dressing for your physique is always key

Understanding your body is the key to looking good and a trait found amongst all impeccably dressed fashionistas. While people shy away from talking about their bodies, these brave souls explain how they work their anatomies to their advantage

How would you describe your body type?

I would say I’m petite and slim.

Has your body type changed over the last five years?

With my habit of inhaling desserts and cheese, my body type has definitely changed over the years. I’ve gone from a size zero to a size four.

How has your style changed over the years?

I have definitely added more colours into my wardrobe, and have embraced wearing flats, as opposed to opting for heels all the time.

How do you dress your body according to your body type?

I go with what I can pull off, rather than keeping up with the latest trends. There are different variations of cuts, so I stick to what is flattering on my body type.

In your opinion what is your most troublesome area?

My thighs.

In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing here?

Not dressing for your body type. It doesn’t matter if it’s in style or not, an individual should avoid what doesn’t suit them.

Which silhouettes suit your body the most?

Kaftans are my recent go-to! Also, tapered maxis and fitted pants with oversized tops.

What is the one piece of clothing that you shy away from wearing and why?

At 5’1”, I avoid anything that cuts my height. I also avoid body-con dresses.

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