In this video, the speaker shares her personal experience of having a curvy body shape with wider hips, thicker thighs, and short legs, which she describes as being somewhere between a pear shape and an hourglass.
She explains that she has mastered some tips and tricks over the past decade to even out her proportions by emphasizing the areas she loves and de-emphasizing the areas she wants to fade into the background.
The speaker then goes on to list five things that she avoids when shopping to achieve this goal.
Firstly, she recommends avoiding jeans with light wash or heavy whiskering designs, as they tend to widen the hips visually. Instead, she suggests opting for jeans with a darker wash and a color that matches or is slightly darker than the top.
Secondly, she advises against wearing hip-length tops and jackets that end at the widest part of the hips, as this emphasizes that area. She recommends choosing a jacket that is either cropped or lands below this area, or one with a curved or asymmetrical hem to soften the line.
Thirdly, she suggests avoiding pants and skirts with bold prints or bright colors, as they draw attention to the bottom half of the body. Instead, she recommends adding statement pieces and bold colors to the upper half of the body to draw attention upward and even out the proportions.
Fourthly, she advises against wearing skirts and pants with a low waist, as this brings attention and exaggeration to the hip width and stunts the leg length. She recommends opting for mid-rise or high-rise jeans, cinching at the waist, and tucking in the top at least in the front to visually highlight the curves and elongate the legs. Alternatively, she suggests layering with a shorter top and a cardigan or jacket that drops below the widest point of the hips.
Finally, she suggests avoiding tight bottoms, such as pencil skirts, skinny jeans, or leggings, as they can make the thighs look bigger than they are. Instead, she recommends wearing standard straight-line pants, flowy midi skirts or mini dresses, or skirts that drape just below the widest point.
Throughout the video, the speaker emphasizes the importance of using intention when dressing to shape the body in a way that makes the individual feel confident and comfortable.