Thursday, April 28, 2011

stop snickering

I have a question for y'all.

(well, aren't we needy? Here we are, a full 13 days after our last post, asking for, yet again, advice. It's just Me Me Me all over the place.)

So, I have to give a 15 minute presentation on "dressing in a flattering way for your body type" (and just clothing concerns in general) for an upcoming Relief Society activity for my church next week (stop snickering you old high school friends of mine.  I flatter myself that I've come a long way since then...or at least I have everyone fooled into thinking I have). I have some ideas floating around in my head, but I'd really like y'all's input.  What are some of the issues you have with dressing your bodies?  Do you know what body shape/type you are or would you want me to provide a quiz or something to help you identify it?  Any other questions, concerns, etc?

Help, please!!!

Ok, let's sweeten the deal a bit, shall we?  You help me and I promise to post a general review of the 15 minute discussion after the big event.  Now isn't that tantalizing...


  1. I'm sorry I won't be able to see you give your presentation! I have really no good ideas on this subject, but I have found a fashion blog that explains the body shapes really well, I think. Check it out:
    She's LDS and in AZ, so all of her advice is pretty modesty-oriented as well. Check out the buttons on the left side for each of the body types. I hope this helps.

  2. I am busty and always thought that button down shirts were the only thing that looked good. I have learned since watching what not to wear that there are other clothes out there that look even better and make you look less busty. I would love to have someone help me shop for jeans. anything in that area would be nice.

  3. I like those articles/sites that tell you how to accentuate or hide features when picking a swimsuit. There are some on how to choose jeans too-leg style, pocket placement... Maybe a general thing on necklines and capri/skirt length would be good. I've always thought a color analysis would be really neat b/c a certain shade of red or yellow or whatever can make you look washed out or really great.
    As far as body concerns, the most common are probably hips, chest, and tummy. Maybe next would be butt & legs. Some people think they're too big, others too small, so a few tips both directions might be good.
    You could also hit on how something like accessories, a different hairstyle, or new make-up can boost confidence. It's a lot easier to find a cute necklace than it is to lose 10 lbs. I cut my hair about 6 mos. after having J and I felt so much cuter after the frustration of stretch marks and major weight fluctuations.
    Good luck!

  4. I just reread mine and was going to clarify the neckline and hem length part. I meant that some people look good in scoop neck, some in v-neck... As far as capris, I'm short so mine need to be closer to my knees, where some people can have theirs several inches longer. I think how big your calves or ankles are also determines a flattering length.

  5. Oooo, I l.o.v.e topics like this, as I am sure you already know. I've led you to all my helps...but, if you need anything more, I'd be happy to help out!! You'll do famously!! btw, you haven't fooled them into anything--you just ARE that fabulous!! :)

  6. I wanna know how to look nice, without sacrificing comfort and still realizing i am a stay at home mom, where slobber, boogers and poop are daily things, so dry cleaning doesn't do you bring together comfort, slobber, boogers, poop, and something other than sweats and a tshirt??? :)

  7. And how to you dress a woman with a man's body. I am blessed with the dreaded hispanic genes where skinny legs, a nice face, and a big old round man belly reside. I dream of the day the hip to waist ration actually shows the hips within 4 inches of my waist. They call my shape an apple but i call it beer belly without any beer, how do you dress it?

  8. I do not like anything tight around my thighs, and I get self conscience about wearing snuggly shirts yet I'm tired of baggy shirts. Don't forget about us women who are in their 40's and 50's.