Proportion Control

26 Oct

One-size-fits-all = we assume you know better. Please stop trying to pack your lard butt into clothing you obviously cannot fit.
Just because an article of clothing can zip or button does not mean it fits.

When it comes to style, shopping and getting dressed people number one mistake is proportions.

People are in skinny jeans without skinny legs, lying about their waist size resulting in muffin tops as well as buying tops that either fit like sheets or bacon wrap beanie weenies.

Women normally make this mistake however; I’ve been seeing an abundance of men dressed like stuffed sausages.

Fit is one of the most important factors about style next to color and appropriateness. Who care how much you spent on a garment or who made it when the threading is stretched and flesh is oozing out?

Women are delusional about their size period but men are just clueless about fit. This I know because I use to be the type of dresser that if it was clean and match that was all that mattered, until I realized how ridiculous I looked.

Men here are 10 tips whether you’re a guy just experiment with fashion or a victim of SSS (stuffed sausage syndrome.) Also, for you women who have been lying to themselves can apply these same tips and we all know you do the shopping for the guys in your life.

  1.  Stop lying about your size: The moment you’re honest about not being the same size in high school is the moment you will stop having to grease yourself into those jeans.
  2. Get Measured: Go to a tailor or seamstress and get your measurements. I have my own measurement tape to measure myself daily for vanity reason.
  3. Neck, shoulders, arms, chest, natural waist, waistline and inseam: Knowing these measurements will guarantee a good shopping experience and resulting in looking sharp every time
  4. Create a waistline don’t hide it.
  5.  Identify your body type: Apple, pear, banana, muffin or full.
  6. All designers are not created equal: Being a size M in one store will not guarantee that same size in another brand that’s why it’s important to be honest about your size.
  7. Shut your mouth: You don’t have to be ashamed of your size if you don’t tell anyone all they are focused on is how fantastic you look in your ensemble.
  8. A belt is to cinch not to be a prop: I hate when guys have on belts and I still can see crack same for women, a belt is to bring in your waist not sit on top of your belly.
  9. Create dimensions: Dressing is about illusion like; layering, wearing open or v-neck top to create a long neckline, dark denim make you look thin, metallic or neutral colored shoes creates length and playing with tone can confuse the eye so that onlookers won’t be able to focus on one place. Same with belts sometimes a belt can be helpful by simply breaking up a monotone outfit so you won’t look like a solid brick.
  10. Shop alone: It’s fine to get dressed with friends but not to shop with friends. They are only worried about themselves, you’re rushed and how can you be honest about your size when your friend is watching you dig at the bottom of the jeans stacks.

Proportions are important for two reasons; Ill fitting clothing can make you look bigger than you are even if it’s too small or too big and Ill fitting clothes can age you. The next time you’re getting dressed or out shopping consider these tips.

Also, ask the sales associate for input they are there to help… well some of them but I’ll cover the dangers of a shady sales person in another post.


7 Responses to “Proportion Control”

  1. Tiffany October 26, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Great article! Loved the comment about the belt and skinny jeans. Very true and needed to be said.

  2. Mockingbird October 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    Skinny jeans are no longer for the skinny! Also, how is it that I can never find extra small on the rack but looking around all I see are fat people? Yes, I think somehow this article needs to be brought to the masses.

    • BougieHippie October 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

      you can’t find it because some dilusional fat so is running around in it pretending that their sexy

  3. kristina@beancakes ★ October 28, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    great tips!! and i was just talking today to someone about how clothes can deceive your look and make you look bigger or smaller depending on what it is that you’re wearing. . . and i loved the “shut your mouth” part – funny!
    xx ~ ks

    • Bob May 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

      American huh. Figures.Stop obsessing with your wieght. Just keep healthy. Trust me, if you want to be an intelligent happy person, this is how to live your life. That’s why american’s are so frequently mocked, they’re so self absorbed. If it isn’t wieght, it’s their nose or their eyes or whatever.

  4. Kiah October 28, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    These are wonderful tips. I have a huge problem with men who misunderstand “fitted”. Fitted does not mean so tight you can’t breath. If I can clearly see certain parts of your anatomy that should only be revealed in private… then those pants are too tight!! lol If the buttons on your shirt look like they are begging to break free…err ahh umm…too tight! lol Thank you so much for your comment. As far as my eyebrows are concerned, I got a really really bad wax job a few months ago (too thin) and have been growing them out ever since. For my jumpsuit look, I wanted a bit of drama with the brows so I filled them in. I will be the 1st to admit that I am not very good at filling. haha As soon as they are back to my liked thickness, I will get them shaped again. I must have thicker brows because thin does not look good with my wider face frame. Trust me, I know. lol Hope you have a great weekend Sweetie! Kiah

  5. Amanda October 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    ha…this is awesome!!

    TWEET Me!

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