The Spice of Life

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Women’s bodies really do have a lot of natural variety. It’s one thing to know that on a philosophical level, and another to really see it. Two women of the same height and size may be built totally differently, and look good in vastly different styles. Too often we beat ourselves up when something doesn’t look good on us and blame our bodies, when really it’s about figuring out the brands and shapes that are cut right for our unique physique.

~ From this truly fantastic post by Deja Pseu of Un Femme d’un Certain Age

Image courtesy Orin Optiglot.

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  • Deja Pseu

    Awww, thanks!

  • Rosie Unknown

    So true! It's like, I'm an inch taller than my mother, but if she weighed the same amount as I did, she would be skin and bones, cause she has a different body structure.

  • Iris

    Very true. What may look great on of my my girlfriends, may not look great on me. About a year or so ago, I was watching the show "What Not To Wear," where they suggested a website called http://www.myshape.com/ . You'll have to go through their process of answering measurements questions, but once you're done, they suggest clothing that fits your particular size, shape. I go to the site every once in a while. They have nice clothes, though a little pricey. You may want to check it out sometime.

  • Rosie Unknown

    I know I already commented on this post, but i wanted to let you know that I have given you an award.

  • fröken lila

    this is so true! my best friend, who is actually a good inch shorter than i am, never needs to shorten her average h&m-pants and jeans. apart from that my butt (which is not that much bigger, but built in a different way) not even fits a size bigger than the size she buys, i also have to shorten my pants and jeans by a good 2 inches. so while being one inch shorter than me, her legs are 2 inches longer than mine.. on the other hand, i have a nice hourglass waist while her waist is barely visible.. so, she looks good in totally different clothing, and every time i buy something unsuitable for me i can be sure it suits her perfectly…

  • dapper kid

    It is so true! Infinitely more important than striving for the perfect body shape, is learning to work the body we have. I think the journey of finding what works for you, is really a life long one. We are constantly changing and evolving, and our style has to do so with us. It takes time and experimentation, but it definitely worth it.

  • Make Do Style

    Finally! Yep it's not you – its what you wear well! Everyone is unique so good shout for this and of course to Deja Pesu

  • Libby

    I totally agree.

  • Diana

    So very true!

  • The Seeker

    True, must be said to be interiorized!!!

    xoxoxo

  • iz

    I agree with everyone! & thanks Iris for posting the myshape.com link.

    I was just thinking about this a few days ago when I posted a little blurb with my wardrobe_remix pic about dressing for pear shape, but I also thought about how reductionist that is, because there's also the SHAPE of my body parts and length of my legs/torso/arms that will make a HUGE difference.

    You know what I REALLY want to see? When I pick up a magazine and they have articles about what to wear for your body shape — what about showing the clothes on women with the ACTUAL BODY SHAPE it's supposed to flatter, rather than putting them on a bunch of model types?? I want to know how the clothes would look like on ME, not on a lamp post!! agree?? 🙂

  • Charlie

    Thanks for bringing that to my attention it's a great post – anther great line -"Personality matters" too true

  • Sheila

    One of my friends is a couple of inches taller than me, she's got skinnier hips, slimmer legs, broad shoulders and smaller boobs. And we can trade clothes – we wear exactly the same size and our clothes fit each other perfectly. It's so weird, but it really makes me realize how different everyone is.

  • Juliana Noronha

    so beutiful!!!!

    versatilidade: junoronha.blogspot.com