Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Defining your body shape

To define your body shape you can seek professional help from a personal stylist if you can afford one. Alternatively you can book an appointment with a personal shopper at one of your larger or well established department stores. This service is free and is usually available to customers who want help shopping for special occasion outfits or are updating their wardrobe or simply want to shop the new trends. Your personal shopper should be able to assess your body shape and select outfits that are flattering to your size and figure.

But there is always the DIY method. For the do it yourself method, invest in books by known style gurus like Gok Wan and Trinni and Susannah. Even if you are seeking professional help in defining your body shape there is no harm in being proactive and doing your own research. Use the buzz words with your stylist so they know that you are not a complete novice when it comes to fashion. Once your stylist or personal shopper realises that you do seem to know something about fashion and body shape then the challenge is theirs to show you how to make outfits and looks work for you in ways you had not imagined or read about.

Check out the following books:

trinny and susannah body shape bible
The Body Shape Bible: Forget Your Size, Discover Your Shape, Transform Yourself

gok wan how to look good naked
"How to Look Good Naked": Shop for Your Shape and Look Amazing!
Work Your Wardrobe: Gok's Gorgeous Guide to Style That Lasts

gok wan work your wardrobe
Work Your Wardrobe: Gok's Gorgeous Guide to Style That Lasts

style clinic
Style Clinic: How to Look Fabulous All the Time, at Any Age, for Any Occasion

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