6 Style Tips for Short Waisted Women

Quite honestly, before I took my initial image consulting training, I was simply clueless about the term “short waisted.” What was even crazier was that my mom, who had taught me tons about style, used it all the time! But once I was able to understand it…a whole new world of dressing opened up! I’ll also admit that learning how to dress for this body type and lengthen my own short torso helped me feel better about my sometimes-chubby middle. This post explains how to determine if you’re short waisted, or you have a short torso and longer legs; or [..] read more

3 Ways to make your waist look smaller

No matter what body type you have, you’ll always look slimmer and shapelier by creating the look of a smaller waist or hourglass figure. Here are 3 ways to try out: 1. Look for garments with seams at the waistline. I know it sounds counterintuitive to point to your waist if you don’t think it’s as small as it “should” be; however, it draws the eye inward to the middle of your body and creates definition. Here are several fantastic examples on my Pinterest board of how a seam can whittle your waist. And a few examples of what not to [..] read more

5 Secrets to finding your perfect pair of jeans

Shopping for jeans is my favorite hobby…said no one ever! I have an inverted triangle body shape (wide shoulders, smaller lower body,) so I actually have a harder time finding tops than bottoms. Nevertheless, like you, I have my challenges finding the perfect pair of jeans. Here are a few tips, some based on my personal experience, to help you find your denim for fall! 1. Don’t be afraid to experiment Quite honestly, I don’t really need another pair of jeans. I have a few, and I actually don’t wear jeans all that much. In the summer, I never wear [..] read more

Spring dressing for your body type

Yes, it’s important to shop for your lifestyle and personal style, but a big component of looking great and feeling confident lies in dressing for your body type. We’ve been in winter clothes for a while and now that spring weather seems to be here to stay and we’re shedding the layers we felt might have hidden our bodies, it’s more important than ever to understand how to dress for your body type. First I’ll define the body shapes, and then give some basic easy to remember guidelines on how you can dress your body to flatter yourself best. Not [..] read more

Flatter Your Body Type: semi-fitted tops

As you can probably guess, one of my favorite television shows is TLC’s What Not to Wear. One of Stacy and Clinton’s favorite mantras is when you wear clothes that fit your body, you look smaller. In other words, wearing loose or baggy clothes will make you look larger than you are. Within the realm of “clothes that fit your body” there are many variations. One of the fits that flatters most bodies is semi-fitted. For today’s post, I want to sing the virtues of the semi-fitted top. “Semi-fitted” is just what it sounds like. It’s not tight and it’s [..] read more