So....I've lost a lot of weight in the past year, after being fairly heavy most of my adult life. Yay, etc. I have a bit more to go, but my progress has been pretty steady and I anticipate I'll be shifting into maintenance in a few months. Which means it's going to be time to buy a shit load of clothes pretty soon. Not super-surprisingly, I used to dread clothes shopping and did it pretty rarely, and I feel like I'm basically starting from scratch here trying to develop some actual adult style. Also, my body is now a different shape, and I'm trying to figure out how to make it look good.
So I've been looking around, trying to sort of get some inspiration of body types that sort of match what I'm working with here so I can figure out how to dress it, and so far what I've landed on is old-school Taylor. I don't have her waist, but the shoulder/neckline I think is kind of similar
. It's a bit pointless to give any measurements at the moment, but basically I've got a medium sized rack (C-cup, I think? a proper bra fitting is on the list), fairly broad shoulders and a long torso and stumpy legs. Average height. I'm in my 30s.
I tend to be drawn toward more structured
things, and dislike the flowery
, the frilly
and the fro-fou
. But like I said, broad shoulders; I don't want to look mannish, either. So I'm trying to find sources for clothes that have some of that classic profile/cut, but aren't the full on house-wifey style. More Joan Holloway than Betty Draper, and more modern than either. Suggestions? Anyone out there who can tell me what sorts of necklines/hemlines etc. to avoid and which to favor? Or have sources for blogs and things that can help the hapless with that stuff?