The Illogical face of Fashion and the importance of finding your style that fits your body.1
Fashion is an impressive industry. Every five minutes, it seems, something new is ‘in’ and something that was considered so hot it sizzled yesterday is suddenly ‘out.’ But have you ever stopped to consider how illogical that is?
Think of something you find truly beautiful. Your children’s smiles, your partner’s bottom, a bunch of flowers, your favourite painting or photograph. Will you stop finding those things beautiful tomorrow, or the day after? Of course not. True beauty doesn’t stop being beautiful simply because time passes.
So considering that, how can it be that what looks good on you one week looks awful the next? How can the dress that flattered your figure and showed off your legs last night be hideous tomorrow, just because the fashion world has decreed it?
But that is not the only illogical turn fashion takes. Look at skinny jeans; because they have been ‘in,’ everyone wears them. But do they truly look good on everyone? We are all different, after all, and we all have different body types.
Body Type Styles
My body type, for example, is an hourglass – and a pretty full one, too! Skinny jeans are a nightmare on me – they emphasise the size of my bottom and thighs, and draw attention away from the big advantage of my shape – my chest! Wide-legged trousers are my friends, and tops that skim my stomach but accentuate my shape are perfect.
Often, I find myself breaking the mould and buying tops that fit quite snugly, which are quite tight without making me look like a sausage in a too-tight skin.
Of course, they show off the fact that I am not precisely the skinniest, daintiest of ballerinas… But they don’t make me into a shapeless lump or make me look like I’ve tried to force myself into clothing that was several sizes too small.
Dressing to your Body Shape and Size
In that sense, dressing to your shape and size, you can help yourself feel more confident in your body and make yourself a lot happier in the process. Nothing helps you feel as good about yourself as dressing in a way that helps you accept your own body, foibles and all.
So next time you go shopping for new clothes, try looking for things that make your shape of your body look good – rather than looking for whatever happens to be ‘in’ today. You’ll find yourself looking and feeling much better when you flatter your body the way it is, rather than dressing as though it were something else.
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