They were really polite, so I obliged immediately. Or the next morning.
And checked out a BIG pile of new books ('new' meaning, I haven't read them yet)
One of which was this:
I love T&Ss TV shows, and thought the book might be interesting, but I actually learned quite a lot from it.
It turns out that I have an hourglass figure. (think Nigella, or Marilyn Monroe! isn't that good company to be in?!)
Big boobs, short waisted, waist (relatively) small, big hips and generous thighs.
I sound like a box of chicken, don't I? all breasts and thighs...
(both times then, I typoed 'things' instead of 'thighs'. Wouldn't THAT have given you a giggle?)
So -- now I know my body shape, and the type of clothes I should be looking for, and what I should be avoiding (which seems to be most of my wardrobe).
I should avoid pointy shoes (YAY! HATE them!), big prints, frills flounces and bows (again YAY!)
I should be shopping for pencil skirts (awesome), nipped-in waists, V-necklines and dresses that lengthen my waist.
Any suggestions as to where I might find those items, ladies?
Because the shops around here are filled with cheap (or not cheap) trends, not actual clothes that people might like to wear for more than one season.
If I was rich, I would hire me a tailor. But I'm not, and so I'll be looking in op-shops and on eBay for more classic styles.
I'm not much of a fashionista.
But I'm tired of looking like I've been dragged into the day, kicking and screaming. I'd like to look 'nice' instead of merely 'dressed'.
I'm going to start making a little more effort with what I buy, and try *gasp* throwing out the clothes I have that I don't wear or that don't suit me.
Have you looked at this book? do you have a good idea of what styles suit you and what you should avoid? and are you tired of stores stocking clothes that really don't suit most women? Let me know what you think.