Embrace and love your body, it’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever own.
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In my previous post (Haven’t seen it? Click here!), I’ve talked about my outfit of the day of one of my beloved long wide pants; However, it took me times to figure out what kind of long skirts and wide pants suits me the most. For today’s post, I’m going to share you all my personal reviews!
Some of you might say we should wear whatever we like and whichever we want, every piece of outfit suits us if that’s what we like. It’s true of course, although, I still prefer to put on the outfits that fit me the most because to me, outfits that are appropriate to my body will bring me more confidence.
With so much being said, I guess it’s time for me to just start sharing my rules!
First of all, it’s the basic rule.
Learn your body shape.
I don’t own the model-like body. I’m not too thin, yet, with regular exercises, my muscles are tight enough, and doing tons of ballet, tap dance and Taekwondo since small, plus, I’m naturally big-boned, my shoulders are a little bit wider than other girls at my height; inherited from my mother, I don’t have extreme thin waist, luckily (?!), with my wide shoulders and chubby butt, they help me to create the illusion of thinner waist. Last, my legs are quite a bit longer than my body, my ankles are pretty thin and my legs are shapely, the body proportion of mine is 6:4, nevertheless, looking from the side, they are kind of strong.
Now that we’ve learnt our body, we can start looking for the suitable long skirt and wide pants!
With or without elastic band.
The “with” and “without” I’m talking about here, is how the designer put the elastic band. According to my character I mentioned just now, my butt is chubby, hence, the way elastic band is put plays an important role.
If the elastic band is sewed on the top of the bottom wear, it’ll make the fabric puff out at the edge of the elastic band and the skirt, that’ll make our hip looks wider. Recently, I found out that with the elastic band folded inside, it’ll make the outlook of the long skirt/ wide pants slimmer and straighter; there wouldn’t be a curve between our waist and thighs.
Show your ankles.
I think long skirts and wide pants with the length to the feet look really romantic, unfortunately, those pieces don’t suit me well, put the extreme length on me will make me look shorter and wider, it won’t make me petite but hefty instead.
As I said, my ankles are thin, showing these thinnest parts can modify the tubby look caused by the long and flappy outfit. An important thing to know is that, the length of the long bottom wear shouldn’t be shorter than your ankle because for big-boned girls, middle-length bottom wears will cut our body into several short pieces.
So far, those are my simple rules to choose my ideal long skirts and pants; nevertheless, I follow these rules only because they’ll make me happier and am more confident, feel free to agree or disagree with my tips. Every girl is beautiful; you don’t need to pursue the specific guideline if you don’t feel comfortable with.
Create your own happiness and beauty!