Is there a better way to determine garment look and fit on your body type?

"How come I am a size 0 in brand X but a size 4 in brand Y" and it still doesn't fit right. I became so focused on this long standing problem and think I have created a solution and need feedback. So I am writing here to ask for your help.I am posting a link to a quiz/survey to get your anonymous opinions. Please help me today and I may be able to help you tomorrow. The link is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BKL9XNWI am very interested in opinions regarding this idea.Sincerely and thanks in advance...more

One Dress that Fits All Body Types!

Is there a type of dress that fits all body types and you can’t go wrong with it? Yes, there is! It’s a wrap dress! Designer Diane von Furstenberg first introduced the wrap dress in 1974 and it hasn’t gone out of style since. Not only is it very stylish and easy to wear, it can come in handy on many occasions. Why do wrap dresses fit all body types?...more

the perfect dress for your body type

Dress season is almost upon us and we must be diligent about shopping for styles that jive with how the good Lord made us.I've wanted to do this post for some time now. I recently became acquainted with the Eloquii line of clothing by The Limited. I really love some of the pieces and their concept behind wearing clothes for your body type....more

Why I Don't Watch My Kids' Weight

I don't worry about my kids weight or their body shapes, because I don't want them to. I make sure they know that bodies come in all sizes and that theirs are perfect just the way they are. And then I make sure they have access to bikes, I save one dollar bills so they can go swimming all summer, I make sure they have free access to nutritious foods and I get out of the way....more
New way of thinking. It does make sense.  Thank you for the great post!more

Fashion Friday: return of the natural waist

There is cause for celebration in the fashion world my friends. That cause is the return of the natural waist in dresses! Whoo hoo!No longer will those of us who have womanly figures (and not those of a pre-pubescent boy) be subject to empire waists! No longer will women who are "pears" or "hourglasses" be subject to looking like a shapeless blob of fabric! No longer will we worry about appearing "in the family way" because of the cut of the dress or the waistline! (Can I get an AMEN?)Why?Because of the return of the natural waistline to dresses....more

What's YOUR Body Type? And How Do You Know?

I know you liked watching Tim Gunn's guide to style as much as I did.  The thing that I was most envious of, besides the participants getting designer dresses, of course, was the body scan.  I wonder if you wouldn't be willing to write a bit about HOW we determine our body type.  It seems like most articles and shows just say that if you are pear shape, wear this, apple then wear that, short torso/long, long legs, short, etc.  But I'm not sure what I am and it seems based on the reactions of most of Tim Gunn's participants, they didn't know their shape either. -- Pamela ...more

Good tips!  I think figuring out if you're a pear, apple, etc. is really a matter of looking ...more

"Why Can't I Wear The Skinny Jean?"

Ok, I'm out shopping for my grandchildren at one of my favorite retail stores, when something tells me to checkout the women's department...What an aha moment I think as I sail through the 50% off rack of women clothing...Those darling grand girls of mine would have to wait a sec...I needed a moment! THe clothes seemed to fit my newly formed fashionastia's sense of style, acquired juust over a year ago when I was told in no uncertain terms how this grammy needed a makeover, by my 13 year old granddaughter... ...more

[my] girlfriend's closet

Soon to come …. what’s in your closet? Please send in photos along with pertinent commentary of your favorite items and/or new purchases to share with the [my] style files community. You will be featured on this page, launching October 2007. Don’t wait a second longer, email today to mystylefiles@gmail.com. ...more

Brow Wow

I have such brow envy it's not even funny. "C" hears me talk about it often, as she has awesome brows. She can do practically anything with them, too. When thin, sleek and arched is in - she's there. When thick and serious is in - she's there. Because she can. And I am jealous. See, I don't have much to work with. In fact, my eyebrows are translucent and you would never even know they were there unless I dyed them. On top of having barely there brows, they are low hanging. With lengthening mascara, my lashes touch my eyebrows. ...more

You Did Not Wear That!

All right, here we go. Back on professional attire - what is appropriate to wear in the workplace and what is not. I am here to tell you that apparently, women in the Human Resources field (not you "S" I promise) do not know what is appropriate. Let me clarify. I attended a health care conference last week for human resources professionals. ...more

I work at a VERY casual Green Nonprofit. We wear jeans in the office, and I cannot remember the ...more