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Do you know how HARD it is to find dresses? Almost impossible, especially in the winter!
I'm ruler shaped and wish I was more bottom heavy so I suppose wearing light colors on the bottom and dark on the top will give me a more pear like shape. =D
I have a high waist, therefore the only jeans that fit me well are high waisted. So I guess that means my butt looks big, huh? Haha!
Apparently, the only accent colors that draw attention to good features are yellow, orange, or hot pink. Not too helpful for those of us who don't look good in those colors. :-P
Not a very helpful article in general, sadly...
It really bugs me that this article generalizes that all women are the same shepe - ie smaller waist and bigger hips and bottom. I've got news for the author - some women are built like me, meaning that our hip/bottom to waist ratio is much closer. My waist is only a couple of inches different from my hips whether I am at ideal weight or heavy. This is even after having two kids. In the past I used to wear men's Levis, as women's got too big in the hips and thighs by the time I got the waist to fit. Please don't promise advice for all body types if you are going to leave several out. Not very helpful.
The vertical stripe theory. Whenever I see women wear vertical strips I think she is trying to look thin so she must be big! Crazy I know.
Ladies, make sure you wear a properly fitting bra. Weight loss WILL effect your size, and choosing the right bra will make your torso more proportioned. Also, choosing the right band measurement will help prevent a busty muffin-top.
And Men. My only real thing about menswear is:
Sagging was never cool. No, not even in the 90s. It wasn't cool. Pull up your pants.
ha ha - have to find that body part that I REALLY like I guess.
As for the males
no pleats please EVER unless you are a schoolgirl wearing a private school uniform or a lampshade!
That is male or female!
They gap - they bunch - they make your middle look chunky....yuck!
The only ones who could pull it off on a pair of trousers was Katheryn Hepburn or Cary Grant!
I work in a clothing store. I try really hard to help people find clothes that look great on them no matter what size they currently are. I find that the two biggest factors are:
1. Fit. Buy clothes that fit you now. Don't buy clothes that are too tight hoping you'll lose the weight. Yes, you will lose the weight but you can always have the item altered later. Clothes that are too tight as well as clothes that are too loose add pounds.
2. Color. Wear clothes in colors that look good with your skin coloring. Some people look fabulous in green, others look washed out. Ask your friends which colors make you glow. Black or gray allover can have a slimming look but if those colors are not the most complimentary then thing about added a scarf in your favorite color (or shirt or tie for the men) to brighten it up.
But by all means dress nicely, like you care about yourself, at any weight. I've seen women come into the store in sloppy sweats complaining about their weight whether its an extra 10 pounds or 100 pounds. I've seen other women at the same weight trying on clothing that flatters them and they look fabulous.
Black makes me look slimmer
Pleated pants?!?!? LOL . Yeah I admit I was a bit miffed I though the frst time I read it it was gonna mention some ideas for the guys. No such luck.
as for the men, don't wear pleated pants, just like the article said! And careful with those prints... All we have to do is take note of what applies to us. ;)
@JUMU1969-- Yeah, as a man, I'm a bit miffed--I would like some tips, too. I guess we don't care what we look like. :-)
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