TIP NO 71 –YOUR FIGURE
For many years now we have been brainwashed into thinking that skinny is beautiful just because we see and admire flat-chested, narrow-hipped models in fashion magazines. It is indeed nice to be slim, but skinny is not beautiful or attractive.
Gentlemen do NOT prefer scarecrows. A very thin woman may look well in clothes,but without them she doesn’t offer much to hold on to – is that maybe why some men prefer heavier women?
What is more important than being slim is to be well proportioned. If you wear a size 10 on the top and size 12 or 14 around the hips, exercise is the only thing that will correct this. Dieting alone will make you lose weight all over, where exercise will take off the bulk where you don’t need it.
And when getting older being thin is no advantage – because when the skin starts to sag and the bones begin to show a woman will certainly look older than she is. In moderation a few extra pounds will make you look younger and more feminine.
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TIP NO. 66 – NOT TO BE WITHOUT!
A WHITE BLOUSE – is an absolute must. It is one of the most adaptable garments you can own. It is suitable for any time of day and coordinates well with all colours and styles, and is the natural partner of suits. It will always be the answer to any emergency or unexpected invitation, and makes any woman look younger.
To avoid being without a white blouse (because it is being washed or dry cleaned), it is a good idea to have two – or more. Since you will wear this is a garment more than others, it will not be a wasteful duplication.
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TIP NO. 33 – SHAPING UP.
As a reminder and incentive to lose the few pounds you might have gained over the winter months, I suggest you wear the ‘smaller clothes’ in your wardrobe.
I know from my own experience and from looking at my client’s wardrobes that we all have clothes that accommodate a few extra pounds – and then we have our ‘ideal weight clothes’ which we ignore when they hug us too tightly.
Now is the time to get out the latter and start wearing them, because nothing helps you keep your appetite in check as much as a tight waistband. If it pinches long and hard enough, you will eat less and soon fit into it comfortable.
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Today we are going to finish reading the Introduction to
Now to your body. In order to know what to do about a large bust or thin arms, you must first be aware of your assets and liabilities. And so to help you to get to know yourself well, I would like you to fill out the chart below. Standing in front of your full-length mirror, pull in your stomach and stand straight. Start with your shoulders; don’t accuse them of sloping when bad posture is the culprit. Examine yourself carefully and circle the appropriate adjectives.
And please don’t forget to answer the last two questions, regarding your best features and what you don’t like about yourself.
When you have completed the list, check it thoroughly. You will find that you have more assets than defects. And don’t feel depressed about something like heavy thighs; most defects (or what appear to be defects) can be corrected or minimised through diet, exercise, better posture, better care, or more attention to detail. There are very few things that are impossible to correct, and even those are easier to live with once you know them. Being aware of your body will help you buy the clothes that will make you feel and look more attractive and confident.
This is all for today – please come back tomorrow and read about THE IMPORTANCE OF COLOUR, PRINTS, AND FIT.
Until then STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST