DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY?
I don’t know about you, but my weight tends to fluctuate. With that in mind, how does it affect your psyche when you go out shopping for clothes? What body do you shop for? Do you shop for the body you used to have; you hope that if you filled your wardrobe with clothes that suit that body, that body will magically return? Or do you shop for the body you want to have, next week, next month or next year? I used to oscillate between those two, but now, I simply dress for the body I have today, regardless of what state it is in. It is my body, I am the one carrying it around with me, so why not dress that damn body appropriately.
PLEASE LISTEN UP!
Now, big ladies, you need to hear me when I say this, because it is made in your size does not mean you should buy it. Yep, I said it! I dropped the mic and walked out the room. The fashion industry does not care about your body the way you do. Let me get personal here. I am big and with that size comes a few lumps and bumps; some very welcome and others not so much.
Over the years, I have being able to understand what sorts of fabrics and clothes flatter my large but proportionate body. It would be helpful if you could find out the sorts of fabrics and styles that flatter your body too. My body shape tends to agree and love rich thick fabrics that have been properly lined. Oh, I tell you, a properly lined outfit will do wonders for your curves, lumps and bumps. The richer the fabric, the better.
The dress has been made in such a way that it completely flatters my body type. I even managed to get away with a belt without exacerbating my non-existent waistline.
I completely owned the look and decided to go retro with a pair of white Converse. Comfort over fashion was the idea, hence I dumped my heels for a pair of good old converse hi-tops.
Without a belt, the dress still hides a a multitude of sins..lol
PLAY AROUND WITH DIFFERENT LOOKS
Different evening, different look. Same dress different story.
Learning how to use a sewing machine has a lot of benefits, it can save you £££s in the long run, plus you get to wear the clothes that fit your body type. You don’t have to make your clothes all the time. I probably make about 2 or 3 dresses in a year for myself, I cannot dedicate that much time to make a new wardrobe for myself, however I love to do a lot of creative alterations, I take some of my old clothes (some of which have never been worn) and turn them into new styles.
This dress took about 2 days to complete, in between all the other tasks I had at work, so it was not bad. The dress is fairly simple easy to sew.
It is not a bad dress for beginners as well. At some point in the next month, I will be running a tutorial on YouTube showing you how to make simple and classy looking dresses for an evening out with your friends.
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