NECKLINES THAT FLATTER
Big-bottomed girls should look for slash-neck tops. A wide boatneck T-shirt will visually even out the width of your hips, and make you look more balanced.
Sweater dressing for curvaceous bodies needs to be handled with care. Choose fine knits over thick chunky knits, which will add another layer of bulk, and choose a V-neck shape rather than a polo neck (which creates a no-neck look).
It can be all too easy to see what other people are posting on social media and think your life isn not good enough. You might think, ‘I could never afford to do that’, or ‘I couldn not ever look that good’. This kind of comparison can sometimes be meant as a judgement of the other person as well, borne out of envy another unmakeupy emotion.
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These kinds of comparisons do happen in person, but not as often as they seem to on social media, which offers such a succinct snapshot, devoid of context. It is a good idea to keep in mind that many professional social media users take hundreds of photos of themselves to get the right shot, and then heavily tune and filter it with apps like Facetune before posting them. Sadly, it is mostly women who do this and sometimes I am very surprised to meet someone in person after seeing them only on social media they look very different in person. For me, a social influencer whose career has really been based on and grown through social media, well I struggle with it. It can be so good and yet so bad; it is a real double-edged sword. I know how crap I can feel after looking at some people is Instagram pics or how judgey I can get when reading some posts, but I know that this happens more often when I am not in a good beauty space myself, so I do try and be really mindful of that when engaging with social media. In my own posts, I try to stay inspiring and aspirational, but with a strong sense of encouragement, relatability and self-belief (though I am far from perfect and know I’m not immune to the odd dud post myself).