The weight battle is a battle that many women, especially after age 40, are fighting. I am not here to tell you whether you should or should not fight it. Rather, I believe you should be happy with whatever decision you make. And when I discovered that my choice of clothing can support my decision, whichever side the pendulum was swinging, I couldn't believe the results and the positive effect it had on my life.
The internal battle eases when you can stand in front of a mirror and feel happy and comfortable with how you look, right here, right now. Are you happy? I really hope you are. But if you are not, and not everyone is, I have some tips for you to visually correct your natural body figure and achieve that "weight loss" look that you want without having to shave the extra pounds.
To start, you have to assess your figure objectively. Know your assets and imperfections to determine what features you want to emphasize and which you will disguise using a proper choice of clothing.
An objective assessment of our body shape is difficult, given the fact that we can't see ourselves outside our own bodies from the eyes of a stranger. The tools that we use to assess ourselves, such as a mirror or scale, do not provide an objective and coherent picture either. Why? Because the most important thing is not your weight or waistline – it is all about your proportions!
It is the harmony of proportions in your body relative to each other that make your figure more appealing. In the mirror, we see a distorted image because we are typically standing too close. A scale and a measuring tape won't help us either.
Professionals use a methodology called the ideal proportion test mannequin that allows you to assess your figure from the outside and assess your unique proportions. At home, taking a full height photo will help get a similar result. No one is perfect, and the figure of every woman has strengths as well as room for improvement. Therefore, the first step is to objectively assess your figure.
The second step is to define which areas of your body you will use visual "tricks" and "illusions" to either draw attention or conceal! Perhaps your best feature is a slender waist and beautiful neck. By selecting a fitted silhouette and accessories close to the neck, you draw the eyes of others to your most attractive features. Treat your "accent zone" as an opportunity to use bright, bold accessories!