I remember back in 2009 spending a most frustrating afternoon at the Karen Millen store in London's 247 Regent Street. I love her dresses -- so romantic and feminine...
However, everything that I tried on that day looked plain awful on me!
Too loose at the waist; too narrow at the boobs and hips.
After over 1 hour trying-out different outfits, I came out empty-handed and feeling a somewhat self-conscious...
What was wrong with me that I couldn't find anything to wear?!
Fast-forward 5 years, I had a very different experience when recently shopping at a charming boutique I found here in The Hague called Vanilia.
Unlike the dresses at Karen Millen, (almost) everything that I try on at Vanilia fits me like a glove!
Chatting casually with the cashier, I mentioned this and she said something really interesting...
She explained me that all the outfits at Vanilia, no matter what size you pick, had been designed for the classic Hourglass figure.
Eureka! I suddenly understood why every dress looks dreadful on me at Karen Millen, and why every gown looks great on me at Vanillia...
It all comes down to body shape!
The truth is that different houses tend to design garments for a certain type of body shape.
If it doesn't match your body type, it does NOT mean there's something wrong with you. It's simply not a design that matches your frame.
So Style Secret of the day:
When you find a couple of brands that work well for your body shape, stick with them.
Your self-confidence and self-esteem will come-out stronger! And so will your Personal Brand.
If this resonates with you, I'd love to hear your thoughts...
How do you feel about your personal style, and how is that impacting your self-confidence and Personal Brand? Simply leave a comment below.