Many of us fashionistas read fashion magazines, filled with the latest and super-chic styles, and often we attempt to emulate the designers' artistic visions on our daily wear.
But if fashion and styles are, in fact, a form of art and reflect how we express ourselves, why are we trying to copycat?
Imitating the rich and famous, is that a fashion do or is it a don’t?
In my book it’s a don’t!
That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t follow fashion trends or draw inspiration from the new styles, it's a fine line between aping and getting inspired and we should be careful not to cross it. Consider this: it’s very hard to look exactly like the air-brushed models or celebrities in their mini-minis. What will look good on a glamazon won’t necessarily look good on a 5 foot-tall-curvy-girl, actually it might look caricature-like.
Rule number one of style is to dress your body type not just the fashion, and rule number two should be: be yourself (your style says who you are).
"Style is primarily a matter of instinct" (Bill Blass)
When wearing something tailored to your body type a few wonderful things happen to you:
Don’t feel the need for plastic
surgery or some bad eating habit.
Attract good attention and feeling
observed doesn’t really bother you.
Feel glamorous: it lifts your
self-esteem and self-worth.
People will respond differently,
giving you more importance.
If you don’t believe me, try it!
Personal Style is: "Accepting who you are and then going with it - which means know who you are, what you like, and what your assets are." (Diane von Furstenberg)
So, look out for trends, especially the Don’ts, and do pay attention to what you should wear according to your body type, but don’t ever let the magazines dress you.
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Image source: "Following the Fashion" 1794 caricature by James Gillray.
Quotes source: "Harper's Bazaar Great Style". Jenny Levin, Hearst Books, New York.