I say she met her goal of matching her outfit to her shape, coloring and personality:
- Working within your natural silhouette is usually the most slimming. The reason: most techniques for changing the silhouette involve adding to it; which makes sense, how hard it is to subtract from one's figure. This dress is an A.
- From looking at this picture, I would never guess Beth is over 40. The harmony between her dark hair, eyes & glasses, and dress is very flattering. This would be considered a mono-chromatic look, because it's all based on deep reds, similar to the example back here.
- Elusive as her natural personality blend (most people are a combination) has been, I'm going to take a stab at it. No contest she is a Contemporary Classic, but I'm going to suggest Timeless Classic as #2 (lipstick, pearls, perfect hair).
And I wouldn't rule out Romantic Natural as #3, based on the Marilyn Monroe flavor of the dress. Marilyn, after all, was the Queen of Romantic.
Open, of course, for discussion.