Building a Positive Body Image by Cosimina
After posting my “Does my Butt look big in this and other pointless questions” article our very own Image Consultant Cosimina came back with some very useful tips. Rather than leave these to languish as a never-again-to-be-viewed comment I thought it would be best to post them here!
Cosimina can be contacted through her web-site. She can be booked for private and group consultations, workshops, lectures and seminars.
Unfortunately in todays society young woman in particular refer to magazines as “The Bible”. As an image consultant I have woman come to me asking how to look three sizes small just like in the magazines. Guess what? It cannot be done. It is essential that we teach teenagers and woman to appreciate and learn to work with what they have. Its not about looking three sizes smaller but looking in proportion.
If you have a big butt then look at your shoulders. I guarantee you if you wore a top that balanced the top of your body with your butt then your but would not look big.
If you have a short waist then make it proportional with the rest of you by wearing longer tops, belts on the waist or mid/low rise jeans.
The most important thing about looking good is looking in proportion no matter how tall/short big/small you are.
Most young woman/teenagers of today are left to learn how to dress by looking and studying magazines. Not only do they get it wrong but many become extremely demoralised and lose confidence.
Unfortunately it is hard to say not to read or look at magazines. What we should be saying is look at a magazine for what it really is – paper with pretty pictures.