Coco Chanel once said:
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
Make small decisions toward your ideal look. Buying clothes over time can add up, but you’re going to buy them anyway so it’s time to invest in smart decisions. You’re investing in proportions.
First, you need to know your measurements, not your size. I don’t care if you think you’re a 4, a 10 or a 15. That’s not important. Your size is not a determination of your worth. Besides, companies use vanity sizing so it’s tough to figure all of that out anyway.
You need to learn your body’s natural silhouette.
Once you know this, you can begin to work on just one item at a time that highlights your best features and camouflages the features (and we all have them) that are less than our favorite. Then purchase clothing, regardless of what size you think you are, with enough fabric to cover your body.
If it’s tight on your boobs and loose in the belly, the shirt is too small. Go up a size and then have a tailor customize it for the rest of your body. If it pinches, squeezes, or you’ve got to put it on wet and let it dry on your body, there is not enough fabric to cover you.
Knock it off. You’re only fooling yourself.
Once you really embrace that size isn’t a matter of self-worth, you’ll start seeing big changes. For some women, it began to boost their self-confidence; for others it saved their marriage and still for other women with eating disorders, they learned to take a step in the right direction and embrace their healthy bodies.
Need help figuring this out? I know just the person to call.