You can't decide if you are slim or curvy, because you're both. You know you are bottom heavy, and you might have considered yourself as being a pear shape, but you don't have the saddlebags and the big bum.
The Skittle is characterized by a long slender upper body which gets wider at the middle, and carry most of their weight around the thighs. The top half is in good proportion, but you've probably had some issues with trying to cover up your lower half over the years. The shape is characterized by average boobs, slim waist, ok tummy, big thighs and chunky calves
I know what you're thinking! Halle Berry doesn't have to cover up anything.
Although she might be the fittest Skittle I have ever seen and looks good in almost everything, there are still some looks that flatter her more than others. It is only when she breaks the most important "rules", you recognize that she is indeed a Skittle.
When a Skittle gets out of shape, the first thing to go are the thighs, thus creating the upper and lower thigh "bumpy parts". (I wish we could all find our cellulites and wobbly bits attractive, but I'm afraid society is not quite there yet).
Being a Skittle myself, I find it best to focus on what flatters my body type. Such as, how to accentuate the positives and try not to pull attention to the unflattering bits, instead of covering them up.
With the right information, you have the power to decide what is right for you.
The most important guidelines.
- Pants and skirts that hang from your bum to the floor will ease the pounds off your thighs, and A-line skirts are especially good for Skittles.
- Many advice Skittles to NEVER wear skinny jeans and to cover their larger lower half.
(I feel that there is nothing wrong with a little bottom-heavy curves. In fact, thanx to J'Lo and Beyonce it has become desierable. Yes, you might look thinner wearing wide-leg pants, but that is a matter of taste).
- Pencil skirts show of your upper outer thigh bump, making your hips look square.
- Cropped pants will shorten your legs and increase the size of your thighs.
- Anything above the knee will lead the eye straight to your thighs or make them look bigger than they are.
(If needed, I wear stockings to give them a more firm look, seeing as I like big thighs. Again, it's a matter of taste).
- Wearing a long turtleneck sweater and too short pants is possibly the biggest mistake you can make.
- Fitted tops show off that lovely small waist, so just focus on how your upper body looks great in almost everything.
"We are not all cut from the same cloth", so there will be some individual variations. For those uf us who simply prefer figure hugging clothes, we need to change the rules a bit (Personally, I feel wide pants make me look like a "small giant" and prefer to accentuate that I'm in fact tall, not big). Luckily, there are some tricks you can use to make the wrong look right, and that involves being extra thought on the other rules. Or for the more advanced, you can create a silhouette illusion.
For example, when wearing tight pants or skirts, keep your bottom half away from light colors and shiny materials, make sure to wear a forgiving top and that the hemline doesn't cut your figure in the widest parts.
For any skittle no matter the height or weight, you should avoid going overboard by trying to cover your whole body with baggy shapeless clothes. Try not to neglect your shapely arms, tiny waist and defined ankles. You don’t need to hide yourself! It's all about creating balance and giving your curves soft transitions.
Other Skittles: Meryl Streep, and myself. And as you can see in both of my pictures, it's a thigh situation.
(The 12 body shapes and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's Body Shape Bible. I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
Strong legs rock!
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