Over the years, I’ve given Audi this top:
And this dress:
And this skirt:
And probably a few other things I’m forgetting. She’s given me this scarf:
And these boots:
And a sweater that hasn’t gotten worn in ages, but is totally gorgeous. And probably a few other things I’m forgetting.
Audi and I have virtually opposite body types. I’m 5’5.5″ and curvy. She’s tall and lean and relatively curve-free. And yes, I tend to send her things that are a bit small, and she sends me things that are a bit big. But we also wear the same sizes in many things, and just accept that they’ll hang differently on our frames. For instance, this top:
Was purchased during a trip to San Francisco to visit Audi. It fit both of us. I tried it on myself, wasn’t sure, handed it to Audi and she pulled it on. She said she liked it better on me, with my curves, and I bought it.
Having Audi as my style swapping buddy has been such a fabulous part of my sartorial life. Since both of us have extremely varied taste, since both of us are willing to try just about anything, and since both of us fit in the same rough size range, just about everything that gets pulled from my wardrobe as a potential donation piece first gets the once-over for Audi. Would she wear it? Would it suit her better than it has me? If I have photos, I’ll send them to her and ask if she’s interested. But some things just get mailed on a whim. And it’s such fun to see how she styles and wears pieces that have stymied me for ages.
Do you have a style swapping buddy? Or trade clothes among a group of friends? Anyone else have a long distance swap partner, like me? Ever successfully swapped with someone whose figure seems very different from your own?