For centuries, women have fought the battle between tight and baggy and there doesn’t seem to be a truce anywhere in sight! When clothing items are too tight, we have to not only worry about circulation but also all the rumples and bumples that rear their unflattering heads. Now, when clothing items are too baggy one has to wonder what could possibly be hiding in your shirt and also if the weather turns frigid you have room to keep a small army warm! So, as you can see this battle is ongoing, and the only way to stop it, is making an effort to pick items that fit and flatter. Here are some tippies below!
- Buy your size, I have said this before, but its so, so, so, true! Trust me its amazing what your true size can do for your body and overall look.
- Pick shirts that are long enough for your torso and that have a little bit of give in the fabric. Shirts should hit a few inches below your hip bones and have just a touch of extra room so it skims your middle and sides of your torso gracefully. You should be able to breathe with it on!
- When something is too tight on a person it shows, so wear things that make you look and feel comfortable. If you have to keep pulling a skirt or shirt down, its too tight.
- Look at the fabric, if it looks teeny weeny on the hanger, chances are its going to be tight and unforgiving, so opt for more flattering materials like silk, cotton blends, and rayon blends. Jersey and satin are more unforgiving and will show lumps and bumps!
- The same goes for baggy items, you should wear your clothes, not your clothes wear you! If you could pitch a tent with your shirt when its raining outside, then its way, way, way too big!
- Something is too baggy if it adds visual pounds to your figure, so stay away from balloon type shirts, trapeze jackets with flared sleeves and dresses that have no shape!
- The more baggy something is, does not mean the smaller it will make you look!
- Stop being so hard on yourself! This is a big one because women tend to nit pick every ounce of their bodies, we are all guilty of this, yes even skinny people! You are your own toughest critic, instead of scoping out all the flaws, look for aspects that are great about you! And yes you have them, everyone does, stop being a Negative Nancy!!!!