People often ask how are you doing, but you have to ask yourself, buzops “how am I looking?” It’s the first step in constructing, managing, or upgrading your image.

This article touches upon some of the basics of evaluating and overhauling your visual image to create a more appealing you that will enhance your chances of succeeding, open the door to greater opportunities, and increase your attractiveness.

FOR WOMEN

Either you have an “Apple-shape” or a “Pear-shape,” according to Dr. Marie Savard, author of Apples & Pears: The Body Shape Solution for Weight Loss and Wellness. Dr. Marie Savard explains how body shape can forecast health destiny.

A woman’s body shape depends on the type of fat she carries most – and all fat is not created equal, she says. So with a tape measure you can determine what shape you are. bellanic Just measure your waist circumference and your hip circumference, add them together to calculate your waist to hip ratio. If you are .80 or above you are an apple. Below .80 you are a pear.

It’s important for me to point out that image construction is not just about superficial appearances: it’s about feeling good on the inside, looking good on the outside. There are health issues associated with both body types and I’d be remiss if I did not share them with you here.

Dr. Marie Savard goes on to explain that Apple-shaped women who gain weight around their middle are more likely to develop disorders like heart disease, diabetes, sokosmiracle or breast cancer. They’re also more likely to have anxiety, depression, menstrual irregularities and fertility problems.

Pear-shaped women who add pounds around their hips, butt and thighs – are more susceptible to problems like osteoporosis, varicose veins, cellulite, and eating disorders. They’re also more prone to lower self-esteem due to a poor body image and likely to have a rough transition through menopause.

Can this be combated? Of course it can. Apple-shaped women need to commit to consistent aerobic exercise for at least thirty minutes daily to reduce fat stored in the waist/abdomen areas. Pear-shaped women need to engage in regular resistance training to reduce pear zone fat cells and build bone density.

FOR MEN
Men essentially have 3 body types. They are the following:

Ectomorphs: Skinny men with a linear appearance, small muscles, ultra fast metabolism, low body fat, narrow shoulders, hips and waist.

Endomorphs: Naturally “big boned” men with round faces, sokoskinnytea soft and flabby bodies in general, wide hips, bigger waist, and a slow metabolism.

Mesomporhs: Naturally muscular men with athletic physique, wide shoulders, small waist, athletic build, low body fat percentage, and increased metabolism.

FIT FOR FASHION

Once you determine what your body shape is, you have taken a major step toward creating your own visual awareness. The next step is to find clothing that will fit you properly. When it comes to constructing your image, fit is just as important as fashion. Clothes that do not fit properly communicate the wrong messages such as lack of attention to detail; sloppiness; carelessness; and lack of critical thinking. Would you want to have a personal relationship, or do business with someone who conveys these qualities?

The right fit will accentuate your positive physical attributes and camouflage your negative ones. People who wear properly fitting clothing command more presence and attention than those who do not.

YOUR EPICENTER

The epicenter of power for both men and women is the midsection of the body. A trim waistline is associated with youthfulness and sex appeal in both genders. sokojewelry It’s the one area that men and women have the most difficult maintaining over time due to slowed metabolism and the accumulation of fat cells.

You can camouflage these flaws with the proper clothing! Ditch the shirts that bunch and gather around your midsection; they can add as much as 2- 3 inches to your waistline! Women with extra fat around the middle should favor shirts and dresses with designs that have a “slimming” effect. These would be vertical (never horizontal) stitches (never patterns), or strategically placed fabric which de-emphasize “pouches” and creates a desired streamlining illusion. Large belts and vests also create this effect.

YOUR TRUE COLORS – A SEASONAL THING

Colors which complement the natural hues of your skin tone are preferable. Even though human beings come in a kaleidoscope of colors, there are two skin tones that you should be most concerned with from a fashion standpoint: warm and cool, or winter and summer…of course there’s also spring and fall in between, so let’s shed some light on them all.

Your complexion and coloring determines which colors work best on you. Look at your hair, eye, and skin color (the inside of your wrist is preferable). If your skin is warm, you should feel best in warm toned clothes such as cream, coffee, chocolate, olives, apricots, pinks, and brownish reds like burgundy, etc. If your skin is cool, you should feel best in cool colors like white, ice blue, baby pink, mint green, jade, purples and navy, etc. All of these colors represent seasons. Once you know your season, you will have a personalized guideline of colors and shades that work best for you.

Justine Kim created one of the best descriptions of colors I’ve read in a recent article posted on The Soko.com. She writes:

Winter: Winter is a cool tone. People with winter complexions have blue or pink/rosy undertones. Skin can be pale and porcelain white, yellowish-olive, or dark. Winters are generally brunettes with deeply colored eyes. Many Asians and African Americans fall into this category. Natural white-blondes may also be winters.

Best Colors for Winter
Winters should wear hues that are sharp, stark and clear. You will look best in intense, rich colors, like black, navy blue, red, and hot pink. These powerful shades will complement your coloring. For lighter colors, wear bright white or icy pastels, such as like cool blues, pinks and yellows.

Worst Colors for Winter
Avoid dressing in earthy tones and subdued colors like beige, orange and gold. They will make you look faded.

 

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