This is what I love about fashion. Everyone has a different shape. Everyone (meaning women) wants a lovely hourglass figure. Body types change in terms of what's in "style". This is what has given us what I call, "80's Boobs". These are breast implants that look like two, round water balloons stuck to the front of a woman's chest. When it comes to implants, we've come a long way, baby.
Right now, we're into the slightly muscular, ab-ridden, hourglass figure: see Jessica Alba. The fact is though, we can only be the kind of body we are. We have to make the most of what God has given us. And this is why there's fashion.
Example: booty-fit jeans -- for us girls with tiny waists, but sizable backsides. Now, the fashion world has given us booty-fit yoga pants. Don't let the name fool you though. These have small waistbands, but they're really made for girls who have no backside and don't want to smoosh theirs in yoga pants. I'm all for the smooshing.
But most people don't know how to fix their body types with fashion. And this is why there's "What Not to Wear" and makeovers. When I'm in the mall, I totally want to grab up some people and introduce them to the architecture of good underwear. Not because I have an issue with the way they look, but because I want everyone to feel like a million when they go out the door. And fashion can do that for you!
If you have a huge chest, hike the girls up! It makes your waist longer and makes you appear thinner. If you have no chest, cinch up that waist. My secret weapon back in the day was jeans. What's your best feature? Show it off! (Not tackily, in a TMI way, please.) It doesn't matter that you haven't been blessed with Jessica Biel's figure, it's all about confidence. Here are some of my fashion heroines:
The fact is though, you can have a great figure and do it an injustice. Cases in point: The Kardashians and their love of fabric used like sausage casing. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, J. Lo -- Beyonce is really hit and miss. She needs to stay away from Mommy's fashion line, I think. So who is your favorite style icon? And what do you steal from them?