The fashionable face of the Dubai-based blog, JMode, and celebrity stylist, spills all her styling secrets. Find out which silhouettes she can’t get enough of and ones she can live without!
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 fall in the pear-shaped category of body types. My upper body is tiny and my hips are a bit broad.
Has your body type changed over the last five years?
My body has dramatically changed over the past five years and it’s all because of my change in lifestyle and nutrition. After I started working out, I’ve seen such a huge change in my body, it hasn’t just made me look good, but most importantly it makes me feel good. Now, that’s a feeling I always want to wake up with.
How has your style changed over the years?
My style hasn’t really changed over the years, but it has just progressed with time. I like dressing for my age and don’t like looking older or younger than I am. I always maintain a signature ‘Jannat’ style mantra, which is: dress to impress and less is more. I like to be understated, chic and classy.
In your opinion what is your most troublesome area?
My most troublesome area has to be my hips and thighs. Not so fun!
How do you dress your body according to your body type?
I prefer high-waisted trousers, skirts, and silhouettes that accentuate my figure. I love anything that starts at my waist. Because I have a tiny upper body, I highlight that area the most and tend to go for cuts and shapes that make my body look proportionate. I am a huge fan of crop-tops, high-waisted bottoms, and of course, heels to give me some height!
In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing here?
I have always believed that less is more. Over-dressing can really kill your outfit and I think that keeping it simple and classy is the best way to step out. Don’t go over the top – it really doesn’t do anything good for you! Simplicity is the smartest form of elegance.
Which silhouettes suit your body the most?
High-waisted trousers, skirts, jumpsuits, crop-tops and pencil skirts.
What is the one piece of clothing that you shy away from wearing and why?
I’m not a big fan of low necklines and mini skirts – I like straight cuts and most importantly I like being, feeling and looking comfortable yet classy at the same time. Attitude is everything, and that is what shows most in any outfit you wear.