We’ve come across a recurring theme in customer comments that has us feeling kinda down…
“I need to stop eating.”
“Too bad I’m short and have stubby legs.”
“My feet are freakishly big.”
“I wish I had smaller boobs!”
Why do these sentiments make us sad? Because we (ModEmployees) are just like you — a spectrum of sizes and shapes! Whether you consider yourself petite, tall, slender, voluptuous, average, or anything else, we think you deserve to look and feel your best with whatever you’ve got today. So, we want to show you how we, in the famous words of Tim Gunn, make it work!
Does the gal above look familiar? You may remember her from our Size of the Times series, or you might have recently chatted her up, or seen her picture on our site. Her name is Mandy, and she’s one of our marvelous ModStylists, and a plus size model, too! Naturally, size, shape, and style are topics she’s quite well-versed in. So, let’s see what makes Mandy feel confident and oh-so-cute!
“At 5’11”, measuring 36”-32”-46”, I am and have always been a tall, curvy gal. Growing up, I listened to my peers talk about extreme diets and exercise, and I was very self-conscious,” Mandy says. “But when a petite girl in college said she was jealous of my body, my perspective changed. I realized that insecurities were a waste of my time!”
Today, Mandy focuses on highlighting what she loves — not what she’d change.
One of her favorite features to show off is her décolletage. “There’s something effortlessly feminine about a pretty top or dress that displays your collarbone,” she says.
Mandy recommends bateau necklines (also known as a “boatneck”) with interesting embellishments, like the Tri Every Angle Tunic above, for a lovely look that highlights your clavicle.
Her second confidence-boosting wardrobe weapon? “A flirty dress with a fitted waist!” Mandy exclaims. “A dress with a tailored top and waist, and a flared skirt is like a figure-flattering no-brainer. Even if you don’t have much of an hourglass shape, it creates one. Belting your outfit is another quick, easy way to create shape, and I also love tying my cardis at the waist, rather than buttoning them, for a cinched-in look.”
Mandy’s final piece of advice? “Always check the ‘Details’ section of our product descriptions! That’s where you can find the fabric content, which lets you know if there’s any stretch. Plus, it lets you know if a garment fits big or small in any area, and that can help you decide which size will work best!”
Love Mandy’s tips ‘n’ tricks? Then you’ll definitely want to check out her wishlist, which is chock-full of handpicked items that help her feel confidently cute. Or, if you want a li’l one-on-one clothing consultation, you can schedule an appointment with Mandy, or any of our other fabulously fashionable ModStylists right here!
So, do you have a fave outfit that makes you feel your very best? Or, do you want to ask Mandy for a few feel-good fashion pointers? Post your burning questions in the comments section, and she’ll dish out astute advice!