When you look at models dressed in a magazine, what size do they appear to be? Open a fashion magazine and look……
Dressed, models usually look like they are a size 6 to 8. Well, we know that fashion models are really a size 00 – 2, so the clothes in magazines and on catwalks visually add 3 to 4 sizes to their frame. So, if you wear the same looks/combination of styles…those clothes will add 3 to 4 sizes to you. If you are a size 6, you’ll look like a size 12 to 14 and if you are a size 14, you’ll look like a size 20 to 22.
Wipe your tears. Take a breath. It’s not your body, it’s the clothes. The fashion machine is for tall women who are a size 00 to size 4. For the rest of us, fashion magazines are for inspiration not imitation.
If you are a size 4 or larger, it’s time to quit taking general dressing advice written by people who have never seen you and stick to the styles that flatter your figure and free your spirit.
6/23/14–Note – Size 4+ can definitely wear high-fashion…it just needs to be worn and styled a different way.