Good day! My title is Karina, I’m 31 and my good friend Marina is 37. We are virtually similar in peak and we weigh the identical, we have a related fashion in clothes and our age distinction is not very noticeable. However I have 2 issues: 1: Typically, I discover that I look extra obese and older than my good friend. 2: Lately, I’ve realized that I’ve a boring wardrobe and I believe that individuals deal with me otherwise from how I see myself and my vibe.
Particularly for Shiny Aspect readers, we did an experiment involving a stylist and we have confirmed an attention-grabbing speculation: there are not any unattractive ladies, there are simply ladies who don’t know what physique kind they’re. There can be many photographs and a bonus that even made the gross sales associates snort.
How the thought of the experiment appeared
Marina on the left and me on the appropriate
I’m not very fascinated about vogue however like every girl, I wish to look nice. Typically, you want one thing and you set it on and it makes you seem like a nation lady. Hair… is a complete totally different factor. I have straight thick hair — any lady’s dream, however I at all times thought that it was boring and I needed one thing extraordinary. So, garments are solely half of the issue, and about 90% of my hair experiments had been a full catastrophe.
There may be a physique kind system that was developed by Kibbe that was upgraded and improved by Dwyn Larson. I was actually fascinated about discovering out my kind — Dramatic, Romantic, Pure, or Gamine. That is what neither your age, not your weight can change. Relying on what your kind is, it’s best to select your make-up, your hairstyles, and your garments in response to it. Each little factor issues and it impacts how your face appears to be like: if it appears to be like slim or full, drained or contemporary.
Actual sorts are very uncommon and there are 16 attainable mixtures which are laborious to wrap your head round. I’ve accomplished a lot of categorical checks, I in contrast myself to the already-typed stars, I’ve learn a lot of descriptions and explanations, however I had no success. My look has so many contradictions that trigger totally different outcomes each time.
It was vital for me to discover out what my kind was and by no means once more purchase garments that make me look dangerous. And, as a Shiny Aspect author, I simply needed to do this experiment and test to see if the identical garments can actually look totally different on totally different individuals.
In common, it’s good to be taught to see the distinction in garments in factors 2 and three. Half of the garments I’ve are issues that I like, however they don’t go well with me.
Mainly, anybody can attempt to determine their kind, learn the suggestions (all of them are simply accessible through textual content, video, and checks), and test to see if they work.
I did all that, however in order to be certain that the outcomes had been proper, I determined to seek the advice of an knowledgeable. I discovered Christina on Instagram and requested her to decide my kind and Marina’s kind, to see if we received our outfits proper.
Please observe: Christina gave us no particular person suggestions, we solely used the issues which are accessible to anybody on-line.
We have related options, however all the pieces is determined by the dominant kind.
That is what we wore in the start — it’s what we put on day by day.
So, shortly about our sorts: I am a Gamine and Dramatic, and Marina is a Dramatic and Pure. The kind that goes first is dominant. It signifies that there are a lot of related options in our appearances, however there are variations, too. Earlier than going purchasing, I learn that neither of us advantages from:
- little distinction
- clean rounded strains
- mushy materials
- small prints and lace
- pearlescent make-up
Nonetheless, we can put on brilliant colours, geometric prints, and multi-layered clothes.
We spent 4.5 hours simply attempting garments on to discover out one thing vital.
For the experiment, we selected one retailer with a lot of totally different garments. However there was a drawback — there have been no sneakers. We hope you can neglect about that and see the distinction anyway.
Yet one more factor: neither of us desires to be a vogue icon, so we weren’t going to put on ultra-trendy garments. Our intention was to present how the identical garments look on 2 related women which are nonetheless differing kinds.
In our experiment, I was the stylist and selected our appears to be like. Marina was performing instinctively. When she selected this white sweater, I knew it was a dangerous concept. However we fastened the state of affairs by tucking it into this high-rise skirt.
That is my favourite “nation lady” look — small flowers on clothes. Marina and I didn’t discover out what precisely was mistaken — it simply felt mistaken, however we couldn’t inform what it was.
I strive to not purchase T-shirts with spherical necklines: a very long time in the past, I observed that they don’t look good on me. But it surely was a huge revelation to me that I may look good in a quick, striped T-shirt. It turned out that Marina appears to be like nice in saturated darkish colours.
The outfit we would by no means even discover appeared surprisingly good on each of us. However my good friend appeared and felt uncomfortable in the “Gamine” gown.
Marina thought that brilliant colours and daring colour mixtures weren’t good for her age. However after we tried colours on, we had been shocked by the outcomes. And the denims — we realized that each of us appeared good in easy solid-color skinny denims if we didn’t wish to look extra obese.
I really favored selecting garments, not primarily based on what I favored, however primarily based on the kinds, and I particularly favored getting the “Don’t like however fits” class. That is the case when I needed to persuade my good friend to strive on the purple high, though she didn’t just like the mannequin or the colour. But it surely made her look so contemporary!
Now, that is the place I failed. I favored these overalls and I’d’ve purchased them earlier than though they made me look a lot shorter than I am. On the appropriate, Marina is sporting garments in response to her kind and I look ridiculous.
A couple of weeks in the past, I was in this retailer and I noticed this pleated skirt and favored it. In the course of the experiment, I already knew that it wouldn’t flatter me, however I needed to be certain that. And Marina is sporting the garments that she each likes and that go well with her.
My whole look consists of the garments I like and the garments that go well with me. Marina stated that she would by no means even think about this inexperienced gown. I at all times thought that the colour black made me look too tough, however the distinction is really good for me.
We discovered a gown that made each of us look horrible. And that is extra proof that colour types play a enormous rule. Ideally, you additionally must know which colours look good on you and which don’t.
We didn’t ask the stylist to give us tips on our sorts on function: we needed to learn the way a lot we may imagine the knowledge on-line and the way straightforward it was to perceive. Christina appeared by our photographs and made these conclusions:
- My opinion is that you just made the appropriate determination in solely a few circumstances. Marina’s look in picture 7 appears to be like excellent. Sweaters with decrease shoulders go well with Naturals, and patterns with angles are good for Dramatics. Leather-based pants are additionally nice for the Dramatic kind. The black leather-based jacket additionally appears to be like nice on each of you as a result of you’ve the options of the Dramatic kind. Karina appears to be like greatest in the primary picture as a result of the silhouette is assorted (the higher half is totally different from the underside). It makes all individuals of the Gamine kind look very harmonious.
So, we nonetheless have a lot to be taught. There may be a lot of data and I’m interested by how my fashion will change now that I do know issues that I didn’t know earlier than.
We had been drained, however we had been in a nice temper, so we determined to placed on issues that had been actually removed from our sorts. And we received it proper. We had been laughing so laborious that your complete retailer may hear us.
Conclusion and suggestions
- A few of the issues I personal don’t go well with my kind and the remaining can’t be mixed with one another. I perceive my mistake: I at all times purchased issues individually and by no means took the thought of a capsule wardrobe critically.
- If you wish to decide your kind with no stylist, you shouldn’t do it on your personal. Ask your husband or a good friend to estimate the parameters of your physique and your face.
- Taking selfies in the becoming room is not such a dangerous concept. After the experiment, I went on trip and I used this trick: I took photographs in all of the outfits I needed to purchase and used the photographs to select which of them I really needed to purchase.
Are you happy along with your fashion? How do you select your garments?