Welcome to today’s Style Inspiration: iCurvy!
Jo blogs at iCurvy World – An inbetweenie blog where the clothes are fabulous and everyone is welcome.
She truly believes that size is no barrier to style, and shares her own journey of body acceptance as she tries different styles and trends to find what fits.
A new mum, Jo shares her style and adventures via Instagram , Facebook and on the blog at iCurvy World .
Jo spills the beans on her outfit:
Shopping is less about size and more about fit.
I know, I know, people become obsessed with those little digits on that tiny tag – the secret?
They mean very little.
International surveys show that Australia is one of the worst in the world when it comes to sizing consistency – and anyone who has ever tried online shopping or been into a store lately, would know this to be the frustrating reality.
Having a great shopping experience, whether it’s in store or online, is about understanding your proportions rather than your size.
Honestly, I would care if the tag said 2 or 22, as long as the fit is right for the proportions of my body.
I tried so many times to find a jumpsuit that fit right, but always felt like they were cutting me short – and there was no way I could lift my arms without feeling like I was being cut in two!
I came to the realization that although I’m not overly tall (169cms) I have a long torso.
With this understanding of my proportions, I started looking at brands offering ‘Tall’ collections.
Like petite lines, tall collections are cut with tall proportions – longer torsos and longer legs.
ASOS stock a number of brands offering specialized ‘tall’ fit clothing, and tall clothing can also be found at Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Next, Ann Taylor, and GAP.
This jumpsuit is by Girls on Film (Tall) and is available via ASOS and is current on supersale!
I’m wearing the 14 (available up to a size 18) and it’s also available in a petite cut.
The gathered waist and tie help to give the jumpsuit shape, and the silky fabric with the bold floral print skims beautifully over my body.
Between the print and eyelash lace details, there is already a lot going on, so I’ve finished the look with a fine gold chevron necklace from Rockmans and some bargain metallic points from Payless Shoes.
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