CAROL’S CORNER

Welcome to another edition of Carol’s Corner. I actually had this started last night and thought I saved it, but guess I didn’t, so now I have to start over. Oh well, such is life. My picture for this one is another dress that was packed away where I didn’t realize it was. I love the colors. I had jewelry already made, that went great with it.

Here’s my FitBit pictures. The band itself is really cool and the clasp covers are cute cause I can coordinate the colors.

Tonight we will be doing the first of the hourglass shapes, The Neat Houglass. I think this is what I am, we shall see. Don’t forget to look in the mirror and follow instructions found at the beginning of this series, to help you decide if you are this body shape.

DO YOU

Wear the same size top and bottom?

Have a clearly defined waist?

Have a clearly defined bust?

Have a curved bottom?

YOUR BUILD IS CHARACTERIZED BY:

A defined bust

A defined waist

A neat bottom

Neat hips

OTHER BODY SHAPE TENDENCIES

If you have gained or lost weight your body shape can change into another one. Read below to see what other body shape tendencies you might have.

Extra weight around your hips can make you lean towards a pear shape.

Extra weight around your waist can make you lean towards an apple.

A fuller bust, hips, or tummy can make you lean towards a full hourglass.

GENERAL RULES FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE AND HOW TO CREATE VISUAL BALANCE

You need to wear shaped and fitted lines to in order to follow your body lines.

Follow your body line-that defines your waist, enhances your bust and highlights your hips and bottom.

This is the classic feminine shape and is most flexible when it comes to wearing different shapes and styles in clothing.

YOU SHOULD AVOID:

Any styles and shapes that hide your body shape. They will add extra volume to your waist.

THE BODY SHAPES AND THEIR CLOTHING LINES

Every body shape has its own characteristics and silhouette, which needs to be addressed when choosing your clothes. The aim of choosing the right clothes is to balance your silhouette. You may not be able to follow all the fashion tends that are out there, but nowadays there are so many trends in fashion that there is something available for every body shape. So, don’t get sidetracked by falling in love with a style and look that doesn’t match your body shape:

NECKLINE FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

Very flexible- as long as you don’t have a wide or short neck.

SLEEVES FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

The choice is yours. They all work for you.

TOPS AND SHIRTS FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

Your choice is versatile as long as you opt for fitted styles. Wraps, waistcoats, layering and crossovers will highlight your shape and waist.

JACKETS FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

Fitted line with waist definition-again the choice is yours e.g. shoulder pads, single or double breasted, belted or empire line, lapels, breast or hip pockets.

COATS FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

All shapes as long as they have some shape at the waist or a belt.

DRESSES FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

Any style shaped or belted, short or long will work.

SKIRTS FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODYSHAPE

Again you can be very flexible in your choices. You can wear straight , A-line , pencil skirt, panelled, flip, drop waist, bias cut, pleats, waist bands, full skirts, etc. as long as they have waist definition.

TROUSERS FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODYSHAPE

Any type will work for you whether long or short, wide or narrow; pockets or none; pleats or plain front; with or without turns up etc.

JEANS FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

The choice is yours, but watch it when choosing a waistband.

SHOES FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

Petite/medium size details in shoes are best, but otherwise most things will work.

BAGS FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

Any choice will work.

SWIMWEAR AND BEACHWEAR FOR NEAT HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

No restrictions here, but keep in mind, the best styles are the ones that underline your feminine shape and curves.

So that’s a wrap on the Neat Hourglass Body Shape. Tomorrow will be our last one in this series and then on to a new topic. As usual here’s the link to the main page of the Joy of Clothing Website. Enjoy looking around at all of the interesting things. http://www.joyofclothes.com/

I think that I am right in that since I lost all my weight that this is my body shape, which is pretty cool because it basically says I can wear most any style. Clothing really has been amazing since I got rid of the excess weight. Just know that you all can do it. Want it bad enough, work as hard as you can, and you will achieve whatever place you want to end up. Don’t let the ups and downs of this journey discourage you. Just keep on keeping on. Till next time, God Bless.



















 

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