With Kori Kovacs
Well, except for the obvious reason that running around naked would probably get you arrested, and at the very least, a few awkward stares…. Why do YOU wear your clothes? Before you answer that, let’s take a look at history. Cave men and women used animal skins and furs to keep themselves warm (although maybe someone should have told that to Raquel Welch — tee hee). Tribes in Africa and the Middle East have worn various strips of cloth on their head to protect them from the sun. Sailors in the Royal Navy wore a flap on the back of their uniforms to protect their shirts from the tar in their hair and bell bottomed pants to roll them up easier when swabbing the decks of the ships. Broken down to the very basic parts… clothes keep us warm, protect us from the wind and sun, and serve a purpose for whatever task we are accomplishing. <yawn> How boring is that? Who’s to say that clothes can’t go beyond just the bare necessities? They should!
Clothing is actually the most underutilized tool at our daily disposal (IMO of course!)…. So often do we just go to the store, find our “size”, throw it in the cart, and hope that it “fits”. Will it meet the bare necessities? Most likely, yes. Will it be comfortable? Maybe. Will it flatter you? Well…. probably not, unless you get really lucky (refer to my first post, Rule No. 4… Try EVERYTHING on). What a lot of women don’t realize is…. clothes can actually make us look better! The color, the shape, the fabric itself…. all of those factors can be used as tools to enhance our natural shape, whatever that may be. And, of course, once you figure out what works for you, then you can truly develop your unique style.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to talk about body shapes and how to identify your specific type. This is usually one of the first things I do during an image consult with any of my clients…. but I don’t mind sharing some pointers with you wonderful ladies! Make sure you stop by The Sophista Project next week to read about the first shape: The Hourglass!