Not Everyone Has an Hourglass Figure

but they can create the illusion of having one!

So you want the body of a vixen but you’ve been grace with the frame of the spruce! Worry no more, not everyone has an hourglass figure but almost anyone can appear to have one!
Yes, you can dress in the shape you want!


That’s “H“, “O“, “A“, “V“, “I“, “X“, ”8”- comparing the body’s frame to letters of the alphabet is an easy way to code what will look great on you! The hourglass, often associated with sexier more feminine personality traits has two versions the X, and the 8.. The “X” has broader shoulders. While the “8” is created with a fuller chest line. We all want to be seen as sexy once in a while!

When this meme came across my feed I laughed at the implication. By the 3rd time I realized not only was there a solution but I have seen too many women unhappy to let it go.

So how does someone with a more vertical, angular “I” frame, “get the look”. First up the select garment with an extended shoulder that is padded. use a cinched waistline the broader the belt, the more definition. The secret though is selecting or designing curves through darts and seam lines and styling that are at the body’s side. This is where a well-dressed woman’s secret weapon comes in. A great dressmaker or designer! you can also draw on color blocking, soft draping, or modified peplum to achieve the effect. In the meme example. I’ve used softly draped side cowl or pockets to add “hips’. Color and or print placement can also be used. While the image shows a contrasting black at the side panels, it is more to highlight the changes, a subtler effect for the side color would be the use of shading or tonal color using various design techniques!

In the end its the execution of the dressmaking that is the test! A great dressmaker will know how to achieve the result. a designer will have accommodated the needs in their line development! Unfortunately, it’s not something one can easily learn. I developed this over 30 plus years working with real women! feel free to join my private FB group!

As a consumer - Where do you find garments that will do this?

That is the idea behind developing this newsletter and also the reason I’m taking my time to ensure the labels I share understand how to best serve! In the second image with a couple of years back with a body-conscious dress by a local indie, designer feel free to contact her to see her present offering!

Till next time, remember…

In life in love in fashion when we face our truth we THRIVE

Bonnie Sandy [@Badassebs] - is a designer, artist & fashion-tech diversity advocate who explores, write and collaborates with creatives across several niches, on adopting adapting technology to meet their needs!

How To Buy Great Clothing

while helping build local communities!

Imagine a closet full of clothing you actually love wearing that not only fits well and gets you compliments but that you know has helped another family or community!

It’s tough I know…
I get calls all the time asking for items for work, a wedding, a date!
Or I see folks wearing items in pics with such obvious fit flaws that I actually answer questions for folks while they shop. That video calling has a lot of uses! That’s what this newsletter will be about and we appreciate your patience as we onboard, build and launch, so do share!

I know folks who have sewing businesses … across the globe and we’re working together to ensure you have great options! we’ll be speaking about body shape, size, fit, aesthetics, your personal style needs, Color, print, Trends. Who’s selling what, when, where and even dish on designer collections and shows. We’ll be sharing tips on choosing your correct size discovering what you really love and curating a great wardrobe!

If you’re someone with creative design biz our other newsletter may be of interest to you or for those wishing to network specifically with building a fashion brand our facebook group - SewFar

To make this affordable we need to cut marketing costs, so we really appreciate your subscribing to this newsletter.

We know you’ll be busy this holiday season so our first focus will be great gift ideas. Leave a comment on what you need suggestions and tips on! We go deep but have fun!

What will really help is your adding this email does not end in spam by bookmarking it to your safe list and sharing it with a friend! We can also start by identifying what you’ve been looking for that you can’t find. In my case its great fitting shoes… it’s not even priced the well-made shoes that are easy on my feet and body look like grandmas orthopedic prescription… Ugh, I hate shoe shopping and short of falling back on a trip to Kaufman’s for shoemaking supplies… and shoes really do pull a look together! Maybe for you, it’s a great pair of dress slacks or a good bra! Sometimes it’s just understanding how to really choose… I’d love to help you!


In life in love in fashion when we face our truth we THRIVE

Bonnie Sandy [@Badassebs] - explores, write and collaborates with creatives across several niches, on adopting adapting technology to meet their needs!

Unapologetic About Encouraging Shopping

It's The most badass thing you can do

If you have a steady income or run a successful business, shopping from local creatives makers and entrepreneurs, is the most badass thing you can do!

This is newsletter is unapologetic about encouraging sales and shopping!

We’ll bring you news on local products and businesses starting with gift-giving guides!
When people earn they, in turn, spend that spending eventually trickles back to paying your salary or earning you a profit. The way I figure it circulating money directly to those impacted who are seeking to provide for themselves is a social injustice act!

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B.A.D.A.S.S.E IS an acronym for Business, Art, Design, Apparel, Sustainability, Services & Experience Ecosystems
. it is TECH - BUSINESS - CREATIVITY News & Tips  for Real People

I am Bonnie Sandy [@Badassebs] -
I explore, write and collaborate with creatives across several niches, on adopting adapting technology to meet their needs!

Shopping Local Creatives Empowers Communities... It's Not Just Fun - It's Your Civic Duty!

StyleCanvas Digest

Remember the catch phrase - An educated consumer is a loyal customer …

This digest will take on topics that will help folks with their shopping choices!

  • What’s your body shape?

  • What’s the best style options to flatter it?

  • Where and when to shop?

  • How many pieces do you really need?

  • What’s hot, What’s not…

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