Steal Her Style Article

Started 2 years ago. There are 12 replies by 4 different members. The latest reply was from wonderer.
  1. Hi! I loved the article about "Steal Her Style". It makes so much sense to find someone whose style consistently grabs your attention and then just try to follow it. What I had hoped to see was a little more direction on specific celebrities/models in the different body types that would be good "models" for our attention. For example, it looks to me that Cameron Diaz is a Body Type A and Melissa McCarthy is a Body Type E. Can anyone give some other examples of celebrities in specific body types? For example, I'm a really tall "B" and would love to have some ideas of who to watch - or clear ways to identify these ladies. I think there were some "B's" in the article, but their names and specific body types weren’t called out (which I should probably know, but I don't). I have a hard time identifying the different body types since people are so unique. Thank you for your time!!!

  1. I had the same difficulty with the article. Sounds like the lady in stripes on p. 8 is closest to your body type, but I'm not sure who she is. However, here are the ones I could identify. p. 2 (type A) - Cameron Diaz top left, Blake Lively top right. p. 9 (type ??) - Mindy Kaling, Queen Latifah (?). p. 10 - Queen Latifah again. Can anyone else help with names?

  2. i am looking for a celebrity B with undefined waist, but i m french and i don't know the name of those people I think the type and the name of each celebrity would be fine!

  3. I certainly don't follow celebrity styles. They have personal stylists at their beck and call to design their clothes, shop at the best stores, and put the outfits together. To me, following a celebrity because of the way they look will only lead to frustration.

  4. Renee, I think the idea is that *because* celebrities have personal stylists to work with their body types and make them look their best, if you follow them and copy their outfits, you're getting some of the benefit of having a stylist yourself. Obviously our budgets aren't anything like a celebrity's budget, but often it's possible to put together a similar outfit using MUCH cheaper clothing.

  5. There is no celebrity whose style I'd copy. I prefer conservative clothing. I'm the woman who still wears hose (stockings) with skirts and dresses. The so-called trendy clothes today are not designed for real people unless you're 5'10" and thin or 15 years old. Sorry, but I more resemble the Goodyear Blimp.

  6. If the clothes on celebrities don't make you feel good about yourself then don't use this approach. Renee you have been putting together outfits that sound very stylish (what I am wearing today thread). I hate hearing you being so down on yourself. As for hose, they are still part of my wardrobe although I have learned to love tights (so much warmer). Are you challenging us to find an older, plus size, conservative celebrity! Are you a D or E figure type?

  7. When I think of celebrities that look good, I think of Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney. They don't make them like that anymore. As far as my size, I really don't know exactly what I am. The profile said I'm an E, but I don't always have to buy plus-size clothes, so it was changed to a B. I don't really fit into any category. For the most part, plus-size clothes are not very stylish. I choose plus-size tops because they are longer and I don't have to worry about them riding up. But they are casual and not what I would consider dressy tops.

  8. Now I see your problem, not being fully regular sizes or fully plus sizes is a challenge I was there 2 years ago. I was shopping at Penningtons (Plus size store in Canada with pretty stylish clothes) and sometimes the smallest size was too big but when I shopped at regular size stores the largest size was just a little tight or not quite right. Have you checked out the new line from Melissa McCarthy, it might be a bit casual for your liking but there is some very pretty stuff there. Here in Canada it is exclusive to Penningtons and only in plus size but it is suppose to be available in all sizes so I am guessing the stores that carry her line in the US might have all sizes which might give you the fit you want. There is a metallic midi skirt on sale for 49.99 Canadian that is just gorgeous trendy and classy all in one! Also found a long pencil skirt that I would love but I think I am too short. HSN (home shopping network) also carries her Seven7 line.

  9. Renee, if those are the celebrities whose "looks" you admire, that means you have a classic style! Your sizing problem sounds like a tricky situation to be in -- no wonder you're frustrated. No good advice here, just sympathy.

  10. Renee, I was thinking about your post here the other day. I know you're unhappy with your body's size and shape, and frustrated by the difficulty of finding clothing options that suit your style. But if you're on the borderline of plus sizes and regular sizes, you're sure as heck not a blimp! I promise you're not too heavy to be stylish and dress in a way that suits your body -- and maybe even makes you feel good about yourself. Believe me, I know how tough that is, but it's worth working towards! I don't struggle with weight, but I've certainly struggled with body image. Learning to follow MSP's guidelines (and to pick and choose ones that work for my personal style) has really, really helped. Another tendency I see in you that I also see in myself is the habit of negative thinking. That's worth working to break, too. You deserve to be happy. (If this post doesn't resonate with you, please accept the spirit of support in which it was intended, and feel free to ignore.)

  11. I admit, I've very brutal with myself. You should see me when I don't think I've done a solo well or I can't get something right on the piano. I don't do that with other people, especially my choirs. So it's something I have to work on. It's certainly not easy to look at myself in a full-length mirror. It's also very difficult to find clothes that look good on me. Many of the styles today don't look good on me. I don't like uneven hem lines on either blouses or skirts. Fortunately, I'm not hard on my clothes and can wear them from year to year. But I do get tired of wearing the same things over and over and over. I don't have the money to just go into many of the stores and find something I like and buy it. It has to be on sale. It's just a struggle, and when I see women who are fashionably dressed, it's very easy to become discouraged.

  12. Being harsher with yourself than others -- oh, I know that feeling very well! I have a real tendency to think others are better/smarter/more organized/etc. and if I were a better person I'd be like that too... That attitude is something I want to work on this year. As for updating your wardrobe, how about buying a few scarves or pieces of jewellery? You can find ones that look nice for not much money at all, and they'd lend some variety to your outfits while you're waiting for today's fashions to come back around to styles you like (oh yes, I sympathize with that too).

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