I have been wanting to start a thread for Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi for awhile now, but have been hesitant. I know that she is mostly known style-wise for being less than classy and quite tacky and I have been afraid of the reaction. I realize that I might get quite a bit of flaming for starting the thread, but please bear with my reasoning: Keeping an eye on what she wears has definitely been a fascination with me recently because of nearly identical similarities her body type has to my own. I am of the same short stature (4’10), with a very similar compact and curvy body; same broad upper body and ample chest. I also have the same dark hair/olive skin coloring. While her taste is certainly different from my own to say the least, but I always have a curiosity about what she wears as far as her body type. It is certainly a challenge with fashion when you are as short and curvy as we are! She is the first celeb/personality what has come along that resembles anything near what my own body looks like and with my love of fashion, naturally I am inquisitive to take notice of what she wears. I have noticed of late that she has taken a few baby steps towards refining her style and getting a touch more sophisticated. She has gotten away from the hair “bump” (just horrible!) and taken up a more sleek, banged style which I like and also seems to be toning down the bronzer a bit. It will be interesting to see now with her fame and perhaps access to more designer clothes if she can really step it up and create a chic, polished and take-notice style for herself, especially since she is so young and really has the opportunity to be more edgy. Of course it may not happen and she has a long way to go, but it will fun to see where she takes it. I would love to see if she can do it and make a fashion statement by completely remaking her style image; considering that this body type is the complete 360 degree opposite of what is considered the body type “ideal” of tall and lanky. I certainly think the potential is there. I am rooting for her! I am also very hopeful that this thread can also be a place for some constructive criticism and informative commentary on “dos” and “don’ts” for dressing for this petite body type. There is so much fashion knowledge and passion on this board so I am really looking forward to reading everyone’s input! -Christina To get thing started, some recent pics from yesterday (9/21) in New York City arriving for the Late Night with David Letterman show: Photo credit: Life.com Photo credit: GettyImages.com My two favorite photos of her, from the May 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. This is what she should be aiming for. What a remarkable transformation. Love!! In a Chado Ralph Rucci dress, Michael Kors belt and Calvin Klein sandles In a Pamela Dennis dress. So lovely and elegant!