July 15th, 2008
Today, we’re taking a break from our regular fashion advice to spotlight an excerpt from a very smart reader comment on our Figure Flattery Guide: What to Wear to Flatter a Large Bust.
“The trouble with formulaic rules is that they are in conflict with the uniqueness of each person’s body and so are completely unreliable. Better to do as the Europeans do - dress from your heart and your increasing knowledge over time about fabrics, colour tones, textures and drape (how a fabric hangs). Find the styles that suit you by trying on everything until you know what principles - not rules - apply to your unique shape.”
Beverley is questioning the "rules" that we provided to flatter a large bust. And she’s right–the advice we shared was not meant to be rules to be taken as law. Rather, we intended for you to take the advice as a guideline.
It’s our philosophy that you should dress based on your holistic body type, instead of merely concentrating on one part of your body (e.g. large bust, short legs, etc). Furthermore, only by trying a bunch of stuff on (yup, trial and error) do you find out what really works for you–-for silhouettes, for fabrics, and for colors.
Please take our advice as a starting point in your fashion exploration. Your body will change over time, as will your tastes, and as will fashion. Excuse the cliche, but finding what styles and colors work for you and what doesn’t–it’s a journey, not a destination. So get out there–try stuff on, both items in your closet and new items in stores. Find what’s right for you. And please continue to share what works (and what doesn’t) for you with the rest of the Omiru community!
Trisha and the Omiru Team