The Gored Skirt
The Empire Dress
The Straight Pant
Few of us look like runway models. We all have different body types and different "fit challenges." We may have a large chest, curvy hips, a petite frame, long legs, etc. Those things don't make us imperfect; they make us NORMAL! We don't need to be critical of our bodies, we just need to be WISER in our clothing selections. Taking a photo of ourselves in a particular outfit can help us to view it more objectively.
One reason for ill fitting garments is because we are trying to wear styles or trends that are not suited to our body type. We need to be wise and learn what looks good on us and how to adapt the trends. For example, even though I am small (size 2-4) my "fit challenge" is finding pants and jeans that fit my small waist, curvy hips, and "bigger than normal" thighs. I have learned that Misses sizes are more accommodating in those areas than Junior sizes. I know that straight leg or slightly flared pants (not skinny) are more flattering on me. And even though skinny jeans are the trend (and I have found a pair that fits me perfectly), I am smart enough to know that they are more flattering on me if I wear them with a longer tunic or jacket.
Finding flattering clothing can be frustrating. But we need to be patient and buy only what makes us look our best. If we are smart about our clothing selections, no one will ever know we have a "fit challenge."
What's your "fit challenge?"