Remember my friend, Carrie? I first introduced her here. Carrie has lost a lot of weight and yet, as I mentioned before, she sees herself larger than what she is. She came in wearing this outfit yesterday and looked WONDERFUL! She mentioned that the shirt was a bit big on her. I told Carrie, "You're NOT as big as you think you are AND tall doesn't equate to BIG." When she was showing me to top, I saw that her skirt has a belt detail on it. So to illustrate to her how small her waist is, I got her to tuck in her shirt. Now I have to tell you, for Carrie, this is WAAAAAY out of her comfort zone. She told me she hasn't tucked her shirt in in YEARS! So, granted, she was expecting the worse! Well, you be the judge:
Carrie always thought she was pear shaped. Full hips do NOT make a woman pear shaped. It's when one's shoulders are very narrow disproportionately to her hips. For years I thought I was pear shaped (and there's nothing wrong with pear shaped if that's what you REALLY are). But that was during a time when it wasn't cool to have some hips. Thankfully Ms. Lopez and Ms. Beyonce changed that for us! Carrie is clearly an hour glass coming in at the waist and basically the same in the shoulders and hips. She has a FABULOUS shape!
Carrie tried to cover what she considered to be her flaws. I'll say again, "FORGET YOUR FLAWS....OR WHAT YOU THINK THEY ARE!" Just put it out of your head! Look for what is GREAT about your figure, because I'm telling you....I PROMISE you.....IT'S THERE! Carrie has a wonderful waist line, but because she was self conscious about her hips and tummy, she tried to cover it all up. When really, she didn't need to. She's got it so FLAUNT IT!
Those parts of us that we try to use our clothes to camoflage? It doesn't work. They're still there and while we are trying to hide them, we're also hiding some of the best things about us! So rule of thumb: FOCUS ON YOUR ASSETS AND EVERYONE ELSE WILL FOCUS ON THEM TOO!