BACK ON THE BLOCK

I’m told it has something to do with having spent my early years in a Catholic school uniform.  Whatever the reason, I LOVE CLOTHES!  Any type: evening, casual, for females or males.  There’s not one thing about them that is not of keen interest for me.  I often think if I’d been as interested in science and math, I’d be a neurosurgeon.  Probably better off financially but not happier.

 Thank you for coming on this journey with me where I’ll share with you all that I know about how clothes should look, fit and feel based on my long career.  We’ll also celebrate them as artistic creations, as well as their designers and look at how and where they’re made.  One thing I do know for sure is that these things are still very important to us.

 First, let’s look at the fit of a garment because without good fit the style is lessened.   If you’ve compared your body measurements with sizes offered by designers you like, you’ve got a good start when shopping.   If you know your basic body shape, i.e. pear, hourglass, etc. you’ve got a good start (later we’ll spend some time defining them).  But if you’re also above a size 16 you may find that you can’t find some manufacturer’s clothing in your size at all.  Make sense?  Queen Latifah doesn’t think so and talks about it and her new line for HSNhttp://jezebel.com/5804574/queen-latifah-doesnt-like-the-term-plus-size

 It’s a surprise to many of us that many petite women also have a hard time finding their size.  There are many well-proportioned smaller size women finding that even the smallest size garments are too large.  They could be a size 0, 4 or even 6 and be too small to wear their favorite designer’s clothing. The reason: vanity sizing.  As manufacturers try to keep pace with Americans getting larger they’re downsizing their tags – good for the ego but very confusing.  

 Clearly, there’s a need to know more about how to make the best choices for clothing.  Let’s explore – I’m sure we’ll have a good time.

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