Full Figured Woman’s Fashion Independence

Some people view a full figured woman as being less competent, less intelligent than a thin woman. But a full figured woman is a valuable person with a lot to give her family, friends, and community. When a woman realizes and accepts that fact, she will be a much happier person.
The essence of a woman is not her looks; it’s an attitude, flair, a presence. The way a woman carries herself says to the world what she thinks of herself. This study is not written about dieting to change your life style. It is to help you find the YOU inside yourself that you may not have discovered yet, and to help you make the most of what you can be. Many full figured women seem to be masters at mediocrity, spending time buying, dressing and looking the way they are expected to. You may feel stuck where you are, but you can change, and making changes is the only way to accomplish what you want. It is my sincere wish that I can help you master the art of ‘Fashion Independence’, and that you will enjoy every moment of the experience of accomplishing it.

Do you know your ‘Clothing Personality’? We all have one, but many of us don’t know how to identify it. That’s what this study is all about. Helping women come to terms with who they are, and making the best of themselves in a ‘fashion sense’. As you read, you will begin to see yourself in one or another of the ‘Personalities’, and hopefully learn to make the most of what your have to work with.

A few years ago a study was made that found the impact we make on each other depends 55% on how we look and behave, 38% on how we speak, and 7% on what we say. So if you expect someone to believe you are successful, creative, approachable or whatever, your image must say this before you even open your mouth! If your image conflicts with your message, you will have a huge chore getting the right message across.

At some point in our life, we all have to look at ourselves and make hard decisions about who we are and what we really look like. That’s the hard part. Facing reality…admitting we have those extra pounds that make us ‘Full Figured’. For some of us, there’s no struggle with the admitting, we just look down and there is this big body we have to deal with every day. And the best way to deal with it is to make the most of what you have! Just because your body isn’t ‘Ideal’ doesn’t mean you can’t look perfect.
Start with an honest look at yourself in a full length mirror. Stand in your bra and panties. It may not be a pretty site, but you can see everything that make you…you. I have to say at this point that you need a good bra to begin with. I know personally there is nothing sexy about support bras, or what I call ‘Industrial Strength Bras’. They are not light and lacy or very fancy, but if you need a support bra, and don’t wear one, no matter how nicely you are dressed, it really takes away from the look of being well dressed. There is nothing sexy about a large busted woman with her breast hanging nearly to her waist! It’s fine to wear lacy undies in the bedroom, because you don’t need support in bed. But being all loose and floppy can ruin the effect of an outfit you spent good money on!

Now, look at your body. Is your neck long, short or average? Are your shoulders square, or sloped or just rounded: are they wide or narrow? Is your bust average in proportion to the rest of your body: or small or large: are your breasts close together or far apart?

How about your midriff? Is it one continuous line from your bust to the top of your legs? And what about your hips-round, or flat? Your legs, are they longer from the knee to the hip; or longer from knee to the ankle? Or are they average?

You need to learn how your body features can help you arrive at the best look for you. The sooner you understand and accept your body type, the happier you will be. Trying to wear boy-cut clothes when your figure is shaped like an hourglass can result in disappointment. You will look your best when you dress to enhance what you are instead of trying to be what you are not. Make the most of your uniqueness!
Part 2 will be ‘Fashion Personalities’.