Clothes Make The Man- Proper Fit- Day 1
Well friends, we’ve talked about hygiene. You understand now that there is no beauty without proper grooming, don’t you. Lipstick can’t do it’s magic over yellow teeth, highlights are useless in dirty hair… you get the idea.
You know a little bit about makeup, and hopefully I’ve pointed you to a couple trustworthy sources where you can research different techniques to your heart’s content. Please don’t go TOO crazy with your makeup. Remember that the idea is to look like YOU, only better. Natural is ALWAYS ladylike.
It’s time to start talking about clothes. You know that phrase “Clothes make the man”? Well, it’s not true. But it’s PRETTY true! So listen up, girls and guys, ’cause these tips are essential for anyone.
TIP #1- FIT: We’re going to start with the very most basic facts that are crucial to know. Let’s pretend that we live in a world where there are only white shirts and blue jeans. Ignore styles and colors for now. The most important thing about your clothes is how they fit.
Clothing that is too tight makes a person seem larger than they really are. It squeezes chub in an unattractive way. Girls, clothes that are too tight also send a message to the boys you’re with. It doesn’t say, “Check me out! I’m such a desirable girl. I’m so hot.” That’s what you’re hoping it’ll communicate. It actually says, “I’m REALLY needing you to check me out right now. Pleeeease check me out. I’ll accept any attention you can give me.” Remember that when you pick out your clothes.
Yikes, I hate seeing people in clothes that are too big. Baggy clothes are just so awkward looking, and they appear sloppy no matter what. Let’s look at some examples of clothing that is too loose:
Wanna find pictures of people wearing clothes that are too big? Google “frumpy”. You’ll hit the jackpot!
Let’s talk about how to buy clothes that fit properly. The first thing you need to do is take your measurements. Now is not the time for wishful thinking. No, you cannot subtract 3 inches from your waist and add them to your bust! Naughty, naughty! Let’s be accurate, folks. Once you’ve looked at a few sizing charts, you’ll have a pretty good idea if you’re a small, medium, size 0, size 14, whatever.
Regardless of your size, you need to buy shirts that are long and lean. Short, boxy-looking shirts make for short, boxy-looking people. So if you’re an XL on top, you need a shirt that is long and skims your sides. If you’re an XS on top, you need a shirt that is long and skims your sides.
Pants are tricky, but that’s what sizing charts are for. Find your proper size and try it on in the store. Does it feel too snug? Ok, buy one size bigger. Too loose? Try a smaller size. You’re not going to notice anything crazy fit-wise unless you’re buying clothes that are several sizes too big/small.
A WORD ON MODESTY: “Modest is hottest”- I agree with that, ladies. I really do. What I don’t agree with is girls feeling like their body is something dirty that needs to be hidden. Your body is a lovely thing and you are allowed, even encouraged, to be attractive to boys. You will develop a bosom, and that’s exciting! Love your bosom! It’s so feminine! When you turn to the side, does your shirt squeeze the life out of your bosom? If you can see the underwire of your bra, that shirt is too dang tight. Does your shirt rest loosely on your bosom and then drop off straight to the floor? That’s a wee bit loose, my friend, and it’s not necessary.
When you turn to the side, your shirt (if it’s a tee-shirt style) should follow the curve of your bosom and then lightly skim your waist, and end somewhere below the button of your jeans. That’s a very proper, modest fit.