Need personalized fashion advice for my unique body shape
March 12, 2012 9:36 PM Subscribe
I need a source to help me decide best dress shapes and styles for my body.
posted by primate moon to clothing, beauty, & fashion (14 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I have never worn dresses before, only pants and occasionally skirts, but I want to try out dresses now. I am plus-size and there are very few brick-and-morter plus size stores, and the ones there are carry increasingly smaller inventories of styles, especially in dresses (by the way, I'm in a large metropolitan area, but the options are still very limited). I have seen some really nice online sellers of dresses (notably, eShakti), but I don't know where to start with shapes and styles that will flatter my body.
I have searched MetaFilter for previous questions similar to mine, and have seen many references to various websites or blogs with advice on finding styles to suit different body types. But it's frustrating because my body doesn't fall into any one category or is just unlike the body type descriptions included. For example, I might be an "apple" or a "rectangle", but every single description I saw of these noted that these body types have slim or thin legs and arms, so one should dress to flatter those body parts. Well, I don't have thin arms or legs, so very short dresses and sleeveless or very short-sleeve styles don't flatter me. There are other issues as well.
I know that, even with some personalized fashion advice, there will be some trial and error (meaning buying and returning) involved in looking for dresses online, but I need to narrow down the field at least a little.
I'm specifically looking for a source where I could send pictures of my body and perhaps some description of the kinds of styles I like and get some truly personalized advice of flattering shapes? Thanks, all!