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17-01-2007
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My biggest guideline is comfort. So I focus mostly on lengths, because frankly, when I was younger everything was too short. But I would like to be a much smarter shopper in the future.

The thing with empire waists--they kind of work on me. My biggest problem area is my stomache, so I can't wear anything too tight. Just as long as it doesn't make me look like a balooga.

Dark colors are my best friend. Black and green are probably the best for me. I like black tops because they conceal my stomache. ;( I cannot wear light colors. Especially white. It makes me look all yellow.


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Interesting points of views, everyone ! Reading this thread really makes me wanna hit the stores

Well, my body is a typical Scandinavian body, short, slim waist, quite large hips.. I pretty much buy any clothes that I find good looking, usually dark jeans etc. Any tips how to dress this kind of a body, maybe ?

I always thought the Scandinavian body is tall and slim?

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I always thought the Scandinavian body is tall and slim?
The Scandinavian nations have the second tallest average height in the world after the Netherlands.

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Why aren't I tall and slim? I'm 1/2 Norwegian, more than 1/3 Swedish, 5'7" and average build. It's like if you're born in America it doesn't count.

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The Scandinavian nations have the second tallest average height in the world after the Netherlands.
What, really?

Well, I'm from Finland so I don't know if Finnish people really count as scandinavian people, but most girls you see around here aren't tall. I don't know about Swedish people etc. but I've always thought Finnish people were quite short and small

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21-01-2007
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I think the tallest people are in Cherna gora and Serbia.
I'M 5.8 and went to Sebia last year and felt really short! They are very good looking too!

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I think it's OK to occasionally prioritize fashion over flattery ... I've been known to do it once or twice myself

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I think it's okay sometimes, but you've got to be aware of your body type. I know that I really have to be conscious when dressing because there are lots of different types of clothes - not just baggy pieces - that instantly make me look 5-10 pounds heavier. Anything that doesn't emphasize the waist, or falls below my knee and above my ankle, or even shorts that are too-short. However I don't think you should limit yourself from certain styles just beacuse they don't flatter you - chances are there's a designer out there who's making their own take on the trend, and might actually work.

For example a few years ago I was trying to find a pair of skinny years, and I kept on trying on low-cut super-tight ones which looked horrible on me, got really baggy in the waist within a day, and really were not flatting. Then I went out and tried some higher cut ones that are a little less tapered in the bottom - not too much, but just enough that it changed the fit entirely.

So I dunno, blinding buying a piece that you love but doesn't look good on you doesn't seem like a good investment. I really do think it's worth it to put some time into it and search a bit longer to find something that looks better overall.

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I do it all the time. I love pieces that are asymmetrical and seem to defy the human figure, and pieces that aren't very pretty/flattering such as chunky boots, oversized jackets and scarves, and menswear pieces (lack the shape that womenswear has). It makes shopping more fun

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For me I adore fashion, But I have a larger chest for my build. And somethings I put on something and just look dumb and out of proportion. Now I wish I had a body that would work in any and every type of clothing but that's just not how it is and I'm not interested in making my body look terrible just so I have the best outfit on in the room. For me it's more making it look flattering AND having the best outfit. I work to do both and if I can't acheive the style, then think "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and since I dressed myself, and I worked hard at it then I obviously like and feel beautiful in whatever I'm wear. But I try to leave the cute pieces that just wouldn't work for me at the stores and only bring home the pieces that will look good, both fashionable and flattering. For me it's both.

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