Friday, June 3, 2011

stop snickering, part II

So...remember this is post forever ago?  Well, turns out I actually ended up MIA and couldn't end up going to the activity and presenting on fashion and dressing for your body type.  boo! to that!  Instead I got to drive for in the car to southern Idaho for a funeral.  double boo!  Anyway, despite my lack of presentation, I'm still gonna give y'all a little summin' summin' about dressing your bodies.  These are the different websites I found most helpful in my research and (as an added bonus) they'll answer a good chunk of the questions that y'all asked in the previous post's comment section:
This one was my favorite link.  It does a lot to describe what types of styles work with different body shapes. I particularly like the sidebar feature describing different types of clothing for different shapes.  The quiz is great too.
This was helpful for figuring out body types using measurements.
A friend of mine directed me to this blog and I love it.  Not only is the fashion advice fabulous, but if you click on the fruit/body shape on the sidebar, it'll lead you to all sorts of great shape-specific advice.  She's also a member of the Church, so the stuff is modest.  I love how she emphasizes (and re-emphasizes) that one is never supposed to accessorize their fullest assets (so if you're hippy, then low-slung belts are death, etc).

One last note:  I cannot emphasize enough how important fit is.  If the clothing is too bulky and baggy, then the wearer ends up looking over-sized themselves.  On the other hand, if clothing is too tight, not only does the wearer end up looking a bit skanky, but they often end up looking bigger then they are as every bump and ripple is showing (eww).  It's a common misunderstanding in the church that fitted = immodest.  So not true.  Just make sure you hit a nice balance in fit and don't end up with something too tight.  Just remember, Girls, fit is everything.

Sorry, I know it's not in-depth as you might've hoped for.  I didn't have a chance to delve as deeply into the subject as I would've preferred myself since I headed out of town instead of presenting.  Hopefully the links provided answers at least a few of your style and body type questions! Feel free to drop me a comment if you want a more personalized answer for any of your style questions :)


  1. My fashion sense is severely lacking and my clothes never seem to fit me right. Hmph. I will check out one of your links.

  2. Love those sites! I also love this article by Trinny & Susannah, the original hosts of the BBC What Not Wear - they go into even more detail on body types.

    Another key to fashion is creating a balance. If you're top heavy, avoid white on top and black on bottom (unless you have invested in super tailored pieces that fit you perfectly), if you have chubby arms, go for three quarter or longer short sleeves and steer clear of cap sleeves, etc.

    And I fully agree that while fitted isn't immodest, but skin tight is. If you can easily see your belly button or bottom ribs, the bottom of your butt cheeks, or heaven forbid, your pubic bone, it's too tight :)

  3. Love it - and I will definitely check out all of the websites. I agree about the fit thing, I just need to figure out the new "fit" for my body, if that makes sense.