Sometimes the fashion world forgets that we’re not all 5’10 supermodels. In fact, some of us are pretty damn tiny! And thanks to Refinery29 and their petite shopping tips, we can stop toeing the line between Talbots twinsets and the kids department and start looking like the stylish, modern women that we are. There are three key principles to shopping when you’re on the smaller side: first, know your body type. Are you petite all around or just on top? Are you small framed or just short? Defining your body type will help you better understand what shapes and styles work for you. Second, understand the benefits of fit and proportion. Just because something covers your body doesn’t mean it fits correctly and just because crop tops are all the rage doesn’t mean those proportions are meant for you. Think about waistlines, pants length, and silhouettes as you pick and choose. Lastly, remember that tailors exist but they’re not magicians! Some things (hems, darts) are easy, inexpensive jobs that make certain garments totally worth the trouble and money. But a $300 dress that needs $200 worth of alterations certainly ain’t worth it, honey. Especially if you don’t have a tailor you trust with your life! So all you diminutive dames, keep these tips in mind and you’ll be better than any 5’10 supermodel—you’ll be the best you!
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Style is so much more than expensive clothes and of-the-moment trends. Style is an extension of you, a representation of you… and a damn good excuse to look good! And while some people find their personal style all on their own, others need a little guidance to get them there. Well, look no further than Fashion Societe for that shoulder to lean on. Our much-anticipated upcoming seminar, What’s Your Style Type, is sure to give you all the direction you need in uncovering your own unique flair. With an esteemed set of image consultants leading this structured, high energy forum, you will find your style while considering lifestyle, color palette, and body shape. In anticipation for this event, take a minute to check out 10 Easy Ways to Transform Your Style by fashionindie.com. Whether you’re in a style rut or need a starting point, this article is sure to give you some great ideas on how to reinvent your look and kickstart your style. And don’t forget to check out our site for the knitty-gritty on What’s Your Style Type? and more!
We’ve already written a few blog entries on the topic and we’ve also hosted a successful seminar on dressing for your body type. Now we’ve got another reference for all you ladies out there looking to find the perfect style and fit for your form. Real Housewives of New York star Cindy Barshop wants you to embrace your shape with a few of her silhouette guidelines. Busty, boyish, apple, or pear, in this article Cindy gives clear and concise tips on how to accentuate the positives and avoid trend pitfalls (busty girls should not be in babydoll tops!) From choosing the right undergarments to finishing with the proper outerwear, this mini tutorial takes you from bottom layer to top. And she isn’t just spewin’ words—Cindy is a whiz at all things beauty thanks to her successful chain of national spas, Completely Bare. Take a moment and ask yourself, what is my body type? Then, use Cindy’s advice as a guideline for defining your best assets. What a difference the right clothes make! Still think you need a little more practice in this department? Stop by the Fashion Societé website and learn about our upcoming seminars, body type lessons included!