I am fortunate to have the best BFF in the world… and fortunately for you, my BFF and I
- are the same height
- are the same age
- are within 5lb of the same weight
- wear the same size clothing
- look good in exactly the same colors
We’re taking as many variables out of this figure analysis as we can, and hopefully this will help you see how very important proportion is – and why we almost never share clothes.
In the pictures above, K and I are wearing *exactly* the same shirt, purchased on the same day, in the same size, and our respective versions of blue jeans. (K needs to stand up straighter… and I need to use hairspray before photo-ops. Oh well!) On the left, we’re wearing our shirts and denim in the correct proportions for our body types. On the right, we’re not.
These are K’s new clothes. I think her husband owes me flowers for how great those jeans look on her… but the same outfit on me? Oh NO! I look stubby and I could barely walk.
Oh, but let’s try my new sweater and skirt on… Why does K look so out of proportion? Is it because the skirt hem is set to balance my wide shoulders and create hips, when she’s got hips from God instead of the closet?
I don’t know that I can more clearly explain to you that your clothes look good (or bad) on you because of proportion and personality, not just weight and age.
Please stop beating yourself up in the dressing rooms of the world. Just because you and the clothes don’t work together doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. It’s the clothes, dahling.
Let me know in the comments if this helped you.