Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Body! Oy!

I really like this dress (BWOF 09/07 #129). It looks like it would be easy to make and to wear. It's a popular style - I'm seeing it everywhere- and I would feel very "current" wearing it. The problem? My body! I see styles I really like but I'm not sure how my body will look in them, and, frankly, I get a little depressed. I know I shouldn't, but I do. The problem is I can't decide if I'm an inverted triangle or a rectangle. If I'm an inverted triangle, I should be "balancing out my figure with full skirts". * If I'm a rectangle, I should be choosing "body skimming styles with minimum shaping".* According to these descriptions, I should be able to wear this dress in either case, right? Maybe I can wear it without the belt. It's all so confusing! I'll do some snoop shopping and try on a dress like this. If it looks good on me, I'll make the dress and feel very smug and satisfied because I made it and it cost much less that the RTW dress I tried on. If it looks bad, I'll be depressed and probably go to the nearest Baskin-Robbins or Friendly's for ice cream and do even more damage to my inverted triangle/rectangle figure!

*Source: Vogue Patterns Fashion Workshop


  1. I think you should make that dress. For either figure type, it would look good; the belt would probably be better for the rectangle to create an illusion of a waist. Yes, try one on and see if you like it - these dresses are so easy to make and you'd save a ton of money!

  2. Make the dress! If you have broad shoulders it will give the dress a great place to hang from and if you are a rectangle (like me) it will provide a slim fit that will make you look slimmer providing you use a darker color - no prints. I think you will be surprised how good you look in this dress but fabric type and whether you make it in a solid or a print will definitely be a deciding factor!

  3. I think you should make the dress, too. I can't figure out my body type either. I don't really fall into hourglass (too much glass for the hour) but I'm not small busted, so I don't think I'm a pear. From the pix I've seen of you, I think this would be a flattering style on you. Go for it!