Very few women have that “hour glass” shape. Be it the third grade teacher, the accountant or the advertising executive. World famous supermodel Tyra Banks will tell she does not have it either. We’re all different and come in different sizes. Some of us are pear shaped: large hips and small waist, some are apple shaped: thick waist, full bust etc. The list is infinite. As Jay-Z, popular rap artist would say we have 99 problems and size IS ONE!
So what am I getting at? As women we have been trained to shop by numbers. You know what I mean. I am a size X, always have been, always will be. When will we realize it’s all relative. I was with a young lady the other day and she was expressing her frustration to me about her dress size. Apparently, while out shopping she discovered she was two sizes larger than she thought she was. You know what I told her “SO WHAT”.
There are so many tricks in the world of fashion that it is hard to discern what a woman’s true size/shape is. Some women hide their entire body under layers of fabric because they don’t like their “love-handles, or their breasts are too large/small. What they don’t think to do is accentuate that part of themselves that is really great. They could have a slim waist, great thighs or a coveted back side, but you would never know because they walk around in a circus tent.
“Preaching from the Pulpit Time”
In order to look your best, you MUST be honest with yourself and your body shape. You may not like it, you may curse your ancestors for those large hips, but you can’t change it. The first step is accepting who you are and figure out what your best attributes are. Once you figure that out, you can start to buy clothes that work for you. Everything else will fall in place.
Learn to work with what you DO have.
Tip: It’s about FIT not size. Remember it is just a number. Nothing more, nothing less.
Until next time – Live your Passion Thru Your Fashion!!