Just in time for warmer weather (ahem… are you listening, Portland?), I give you this wonderful slideshow from Refinery29, featuring summery frocks to rock every figure!
Aside: I have to admit that I’m uncertain which category I fall into; am I a Carrot, an Hourglass, or a Botticelli Babe? (And is it wrong of me to prefer the latter, just because I like the sound of it?) Is a Botticelli Babe a cross between a Carrot and an Hourglass? But seriously… I often find it difficult to put myself definitively into one specific category, but maybe that’s because I don’t like being easily defined. Is it just me? End of aside.
Here’s one of my favorite looks, even though it’s not for my body type (or is it?):
I’m personally most intrigued by the tips for using strategic placement of prints and color-blocking (you know that’s my favorite) to instantly change how you perceive your proportions; looking great in your clothes is, after all, much more about proportion than about size. Really.
Reminder: As of this week, I’ve decided to alternate my Makeover Monday and Thrift-Shop Thursday posts on a weekly basis. This week was Makeover Monday week, so next week, you’ll find a Thrift-Shop Thursday post on (you guessed it) Thursday. Don’t miss it!
June 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm
I really like that dress! I tried to figure out my body shape from the slideshow, but I don’t really know. I’m in the process of recreating my entire wardrobe, so it’d be interesting to know.
June 14, 2013 at 3:57 pm
Well, since I firmly believe that clothes should always make us feel good, I’m thinking now that maybe working backwards from our clothes might help. In other words, pick a garment that makes you feel wonderful every time you wear it, and try to analyze why; this should give you a starting point. For example, if you have a dress that makes you feel super-long-legged, is it because it has a high waist? If so, it could be that you’re in the short-torso category. After saying all that, though, I do think it’s possible that many of us don’t fit perfectly into one category or another, so I would consider those categories to be general guidelines, not rules carved into stone.
June 15, 2013 at 12:17 am
Great dress and interesting looking at the slideshow – thanks – I really need to clear out some clothes from my closet!
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