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Learn how to dress for your shape, personality and lifestyle with this recipe for looking fabulous!
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How to Find Your Fashion DNA
Veronica: Shopping just got a whole lot easier, thanks to besleek.com stylist Alexandra. Hi, I’m Veronica with watchmojo.com and today, we’re discovering the recipe to looking fabulous. Now you have discovered the recipe to looking fabulous. Do you think you can share it with us?
Alexandra: My formula is about three key elements. You need to know you’re shape, you need to know your essence so fashion DNA and you need to consider your lifestyle. So these three elements will create your own signature. It’s going to be truly based on who you are.
Veronica: Before a woman even begins to shop her clothes, she needs to understand and know her body shape, why is that so important?
Alexandra: Every woman has cuts for example or designers that will fit better on them and if they know what their shape is they’ll be able to get the best cuts for their body.
Veronica: What are the four body shapes?
Alexandra: There are X, H, V and A. V is a little heavier on top. A, the weight is more focused on the hips and it has nothing to do with overweight that I need to mention. There is an H shape which has no curves. X has shoulders and hips balanced and sometimes with a define waist.
Veronica: Do you think you can show us how do you find your own body shape at home?
Alexandra: Yeah, absolutely. So first you need a tape measure and you will use it to measure the most important volume on your body. We start around the shoulder. It is very important. You don’t only take the back but you take all around the shoulders. This one is 36 and you do the bust, the same thing 33. Usually the natural waist is one inch below the belly button so that’s approximately where you want to put the tape measure, 29 and on the hips you go across your bottom and you really take the larger part of the area, 38.5 and last one is the thighs, 20.5.
So after taking all the measurements, what you do is you go to our website and then you go under the section “find your shape”. You go find our shape calculator, just type in your measurements, your numbers. Click for results. She’s a nice shape and I’m super happy that she has a nice shape because she’s so well proportioned. You can see the shape is gorgeous, gorgeous.
Veronica: Now the second tip that you gave us was to know your fashion DNA or your essence. What is that exactly?
Alexandra: It’s who you are. Sometimes people know who they are. They’re classic with a twist but what’s the twist? I take myself, it’s pretty easy, I’m a romantic first and then with a touch of classic. If you know your essence, you’ll be able to show a personality through fashion.
Veronica: The final tip you gave us was to not only know your fashion DNA but to mix it with your lifestyle. How do you do this?
Alexandra: If you’re a classic person and you love classy pieces, it will not be the same pieces that you will buy if you work with children and if you work in a lawyer’s office for example. So you need to consider lifestyle as well and that will finish your signature.
Veronica: Thank you very much. That’s a great advice.