Camomille (teaweed) wrote,

Fat Figure Analysis & Fashion: Big Belly

I've got two theories about how to minimize the appearance of a thick middle. One is Divide-and-Conquer, where a line off-center from the biggest part breaks up the bulk and the two parts seem smaller than the whole. The other is Switcheroo, where the line is at a smaller part drawing attention there instead. These theories kind of contradict each other, which means that I don't really understand what's going on.

My first set of examples are of the Switcheroo with empire waistlines, the first of which is lovely and the other of which emphasizes the opulent belly, it seems to me.

, originally uploaded by joynash1.

dress, originally uploaded by khart79.

Next, an excellent example of Divide-and-Conquer from the beautiful khart79:

DSCF1533, originally uploaded by khart79.

Finally, an example of Divide-and-Unconquered from me, alas:

FATshionista.June8-09, originally uploaded by teaweed7.

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Have you ever considered taking the fashion classes at DCCCD? I've seriously been considering taking these and following the ready to wear track (vs. couture or costume)
I've thought about it. It's been several years since I looked at the program with any seriousness. I think of fashion as a hobby and don't have an ambition to work in it.

When you say, "seriously been considering", do you mean considering changing careers?
In SF this week, slow to respond to stuff. I wouldn't change careers. I'm in too deep with the web stuff to leave it. That could all change if I become fabulously wealthy at some point.

I was interested in taking some the fashion classes just to satisfy my own hobbyist curiosity.