Is that a look I can pull off? With a big, chunky cardi?
Well, according to fashion mags, this is the look that supposedly makes you look taller and slimmer, elongating your legs (especially if you wear heels).
Sure it does. If you’re tall and slim to begin with.
But what if you’re short and stumpy? Is this really the miracle outfit that makes a curvy girl with a big booty and short legs look like a supermodel?
Of course not: no outfit will do that. But if I find a pair of trousers that can accommodate my big booty and my thunder thighs and fit around my waist, I will buy it. You see, most trousers that fit around my hips have a gap big enough to fit two or three of me around the waist…
But I’m not fooling myself: wide-leg trousers were not designed for a body like mine, and therefore it’s not the most flattering outfit I could wear (If I wanted to dress with a wow effect, I’d wear a pencil skirt). But on a cold day I want something warmer, so trousers it is. I’ll make it work.
cashmere cardigan: Brora (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer / t-shirt: Mango jeans (old) /
shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana / bag: Chanel
Do you ever dress against body type?
PS: Have you seen the latest DILETTANTE ARTIST post? A rose by any name…
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