This week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. This is a site that covers it all. It offers beauty, nutrition, health and especially exercise and fitness advice– all keyed to looking and feeling ageless. I love this concept and I have learned to trust Jackie’s advice. She does extensive research and has a wide network of experts for genuinely helpful advice. For example her advice on vitamin B12 virtually changed my life. I had a muli vitamin that had vitamin D and could not understand why by vitamin D numbers were so low. Jackie insisted that I try a tiny B12 pill that dissolved in my mouth. The difference amazed me and my doctors. Yes, Jackie is that smart.
IMO The Art of Dressing Curves is the best style book I have read in years. It drills down to provide genuine and always helpful real life style. Although I wear size 8-10, clothes shopping for me has always been stressful and discouraging. I could go through rack after rack in store after store– only to go home empty handed. I thought it was because I was petite at 5’3 and had a few curves. The Art of Dressing Curves, while aimed primarily at plus size figures, is actually a total guide of style advice for any women who eats more than yogurt and lemon water for lunch. Her chapter on foundation and body shaping is alone worth the price of the book. Every year I make yet another stab understanding shapers and give up, sweaty ad gasping for air. Author Susan Moses breaks down shapewear into 11 basic types, explainng what each does and what it offers your individual body type. With her book in hand I recently marched into Bloomingdales and knew what I needed– and left with the first body shaper I ever loved.
The Art of Dressing Curves divides real life bodies into what Moses calls Body Typology, five basic shapes eg Triangle, Hour Glass, and Oval. Other stylists use similar categories, but this is the first book to show it applies to women with curves. Turns out I am an Oval and I carry my weight up front in my belly. It is also one of the hardest shapes to fit and it explains why shopping for me seems like a blood sport. For example, a single sentance on bathing suit advice ” look for ruching across the middle” changed forever my relationship with swimwear. In the past I would try on dozens and leave a dressing room depressed and discouraged. Now that I know what to look for, I am able to oder bathing suits online. Seriously!
To bottomline it, if you are larger than size 6 this book will give you self confident style while saving you time and monry.# plusizestyle,#susanmoses