Why I hate articles about how to dress for your shape…



I get it. According to magazines, I am not able to wear drop waist tops and dresses because of my long torso and some of my friends cant wear certain dresses because they are short. But I don’t need someone who has never seen my body to tell me how to dress.

Yes women have different shapes but no not just four or five shapes, we’re talking millions. Some women have long legs and short torsos, others have a bigger behind but a small chest. Some have shorter arms, big boobs, a tiny butt and broad shoulders; now tell me what kind of shape is that?

Apples don’t wear clothes, neither do pears and since when were women the shape of fruit? I like bananas but I don’t like being told I am the human form of one. “Dress your banana shaped body in this adorable shapeless dress…” says the magazine writer who now dictates your fashion choices. I am unable to figure out what shape I am, somedays my butt looks bigger than normal and other days arms look buffer after months of the gym.

Fashion has long had a problem with over labeling things or putting people into categories thus segregating us from each other by asking to dress a certain way. Everything was once on a 6’0 model who probably did not have the same shape as you and they probably rocked it so why can’t you? You cannot imagine the freedom you get when you stop wondering if the sweater you want will  just allow you to rock your outfit without worrying about if it adheres to the “rules” of your shape.


About Media Junkie Jungle

Maddy Murcott is a social media maven, reality tv obsessed, makeup junkie and has been a fan of watching the news since the age of 8. She is currently living the life of a northeast transplant in Colorado.


  1. It’s very very good post and even though I am French I loved !

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