I AM CONFUSED
You look fab body type post
Angie States,"Over the years I’ve placed less and less emphasis on the importance of body type dressing guidelines. When YLF first got started almost 8 years ago, body types were all the rage. These days the idea of sticking to a prescribed way of dressing for one’s shape seems like a dated concept. We want to celebrate our freedom to wear what tickles our fancy."
I dont get this at all. Why I like her blog is because she seems to be able to figure out the proportions of the new looks and can apply this information to her clients. Now most of her clients she posts are usually pear shapes or hourglass shapes. Even her plus size models are hourglass shaped. I feel these people have the easiest time finding and adapting the new styles to their body types.
I am a short waisted inverted triangle I infrequently see anyone using these body types as makeover examples. The ones who did were Clinton and Stacy on What not to Wear. They are off the air now but I learned alot from them. Problem was they always suggested the same styles for this body type.
1. Get a good bra fitting
2. Wear a tailored jacket to 'lock and load' the girls.
I like Angie's blog because she uses a lot of menswear fashion and utilizes the classic pieces. I like her style aesthetic and can relate to it. She also doesn't always spend a fortune on all of her pieces.
BUT and this is the big point she follows the rules and that is why her clothing looks so good on her body type. So how is ignoring the rules going to help me. That is what I did before I started this 4 year campaign to improve my style.
I have learned to dress my body type better.
I have learned which colors are more flattering in clothing and makeup and haircolor.
I have ditched my frumpy factor which was a big problem for me as I am aging.
I hope I have improved my taste level which was another problem for me.
I have also begun to realize that spending a lot of money on cheaper clothing in the long run is wasted money.
I have become so much pickier when I buy clothing.
I have gotten rid of so much clothing that I can't believe it and yet I have so many more combinations out of fewer pieces.
I am revitalizing my sewing skills so I can make more better fitting clothing( this is still a work in progress).
So now I am going to go back to wearing whatever moves me and hope I look good....this doesn't make sense to me,