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Your Horizontal Body

When we talk about measurements around our bust, waist, hips etc. this is called our Horizontal Body. Everyone's measurements are different and there is no right or wrong size to be.

The only limitation of course is if you're trying to buy clothes off the peg and you're stuck with the manufacturer's interpretation of how you're supposed to size up!

Do you sometimes feel you're the only woman who can't find clothes to fit? It's frustrating to say the least, but there are very few women who can buy ready-to-wear clothes that fit perfectly.

Does shopping make you feel FAT, SKINNY, TOO SHORT, TOO TALL! No wonder so many women have a complex about the way they look! 

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Sizing can be difficult

  • Different methods of sizing are rarely consistent
  • Garments manufactured/distributed around the world have no size regulations
  • Millions of women wear the same size but their measurements will be different
  • Don't get hung-up about the size label 
  • Aim for a good fit and be prepared to size up or down if necessary 

You can target any specific spot!

Measurements and sizes mean nothing...  it's how you FEEL that counts. One woman may enjoy having a large bust, another may want to minimize her assets. 

The way you use Color, Shape and Style can visually change your body shape. You can choose the parts of your body you want to accentuate and those you'd rather camouflage. No matter your size if you want to look taller, slimmer etc. you can always do a bit of visual cheating...

10 ways to look slimmer

Forget the diet! We need instant visible results following lockdown, staycations, baking marathons and the necessity for comfort food!

We all have times when we need to lose a few pounds but a few simple styling tips will slim your silhouette!

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Body Type & Weight Gain

Is there a connection?

Yes, there is a connection between body type and weight gain but only as much as where the weight is stored.

Your body structure or 'frame' usually determines where you will initially carry any excess weight. 

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Narrow/sloping shoulders

NARROW or sloping shoulders can spoil the way your clothes hand, it's ageing and it distorts the figure.

Fortunately this is one of the easiest shapes to balance...

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Dress broad shoulders

Although this is often a hugely attractive feature it can be a problem for some women.

There are ways to soften and minimize the width with just a little care when choosing styles and shapes. 

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Flatter a small bust

Small breasts? A few style tips will allow you to ENHANCE and APPRECIATE your neat figure.

There are certainly many advantages and clothes will hang much more attractively on your frame than on your more voluptuous girlfriends. 

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How to dress a large bust

Heavy or large bust? Do you want to camouflage it or flaunt it?

One woman's assets are another woman's problem. Often, the biggest problem is to dress attractively without appearing to be overtly sexy.

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Disguise Upper Arm Fat

As we age fat does tend to settle in the upper arms however conscious you are of your overall health and weight but age is not necessarily the culprit.

Even young women can feel conscious of their arms but there are easy ways to disguise...

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Hide tummy fat

A bit of a 'pot' ... whether it's a little or a lot, is a natural part of being female - and it can be caused by losing muscle tone, childbirth, weight gain, natural ageing or just being allergic to exercise like me!

But there are ways to disguise...

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How to flatter wide hips

Many women are over-sensitive about Wide Hips and Thighs whereas they are usually just CURVY HIPS.

This means that you have either an Hourglass or a Pear Shaped Body which is considered a sexy and voluptuous figure.

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Body Shapewear 

Without the rigid construction of previous generations, modern fabrics and sophisticated techniques have produced light and comfortable products. 

Smooth, seamless and even SEXY products will firm, lift and slenderize with instant results. 

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