Your Horizontal Body
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When we talk about measurements around our bust, waist, hips etc. this is called our Horizontal Body.
Every person's Horizontal Body 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 garments off the peg when we're stuck with the manufacturer's interpretation of how we'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.
Of course these are also the measurements you're concerned with if you feel the need to streamline your figure.
Address any area that's a 'problem'
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
Check out Styling Tips for...
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.
you're incredibly lucky, or a martyr to the gym, most of us... read more..
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...
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.
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
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
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
Even young women can feel conscious of their arms.
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...
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.
The widest part of a Curved Hip is usually at the thigh area.
the rigid construction of previous generations, modern fabrics and
sophisticated techniques have produced light, smooth, comfortable,
seamless and even SEXY products to firm, lift and slenderize with
Many of us would like to dress to look slimmer - and with a few simple tricks you can visually streamline your silhouette.
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