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I agree with the earlier comment that dressing for both fit and styling is not a bad thing. It’s often the combination that makes someone stand out.
For me there is a difference between something being unflattering and something that doesn’t highlight my assets. The first makes me look bad, the second just is just kinda meh (neither here nor there, but usually comfortable).
Every time I’ve bought something that fit poorly and was unflattering I’ve regretted it. It doesn’t matter how awesome that shirt/dress/whatever is, if it doesn’t look awesome on you it’s a waste.
There have been many times when I really loved something or was intent on fulfilling a certain trend, and my attraction to the color or details prevented me from acknowledging that it just wasn’t right for me. Then a year later I look in the mirror and notice “this makes me look like I have no chest and a big waist as well” or “this makes my butt look flat and my legs look short on top of it”. And cringe that I’ve done that.
Now I don’t need my clothes to always try to improve my shape or “fake it”, but I can’t see any reason for my clothes to make me look worse. Being comfortable with your shape is good, but that doesn’t mean you have to actively choose things that spite your proportion or fitness/weight issues.posted over 4 years ago
Good question. In the past I certainly bought items just because they were trendy or I loved the design, print, or colors, and I didn’t pay any attention to whether or not it looked right on my body. Now I am more aware of what works for me and I skip the trends that aren’t flattering for me. For example, I’m very thin and as a result, it is hard for me to find dresses that I actually “fill out.” I know that I have to try on dresses and blouses before I buy them just to make sure that it doesn’t hang on me. If it’s not right for me, then it isn’t worth wearing.posted 6 months ago
hah! everybody denies it, but everybody does it. the thing is people who deny it are basically the ones who find clothes which flatter them despite the fact that the rules suggest they won’t work for her body type. the thing is to be able to find the right silhouette, the right fit, the right length. i have this top which sort of skims over and falls straight down from my chest which kind of gives the expression i don’t have a waist which is not so “flattering” for my someone of my size. but hell i wear it anyway and i love it.posted 6 months ago