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  • [Camera Woman] What do you think your shape is?

  • - My shape? - Yeah.

  • Like rectangle with rounded sides.

  • (laughing)

  • (upbeat music)

  • Women's bodies, they come in all shapes and sizes.

  • But the media loves to put us into boxes.

  • Ever heard of phrases like pear shape or hourglass?

  • The media also loves to tell us what to wear

  • and apparently certain body shapes

  • should wear certain types of clothes.

  • Hm, I personally think you should be able

  • to wear whatever the (censored) you want

  • so myself and some friends are gonna be wearing clothes

  • we're not supposed to for our shape

  • and we'll see what people think.

  • I never like buy clothes with the idea

  • that like I'm an hourglass

  • and hourglasses must wear X thing.

  • I go by what feels good on me.

  • I don't know if I consciously think about things

  • that flatter like my body shape.

  • I wear high waisted stuff a lot,

  • and I'm not even sure that flatters my figure.

  • I just personally like high waisted stuff.

  • What I generally go for is something

  • a little more high waisted.

  • I have these wonderful love handles

  • that just don't want to leave my side.

  • I like to emphasize my waist

  • but like I also like to have things

  • a little bit looser.

  • I generally stay away from like really tight things.

  • I do like my legs so I'll show them off.

  • If a magazine says, okay your shoulders

  • are a little bit bigger and your hips are smaller,

  • maybe try this thing, it's okay to try that stuff

  • but I don't think you should take it as gospel .

  • I think it's very stupid that there are rules

  • that you have to abide by because of your body shape.

  • I think you should wear whatever you feel good in.

  • Nina's shape is closest to hourglass,

  • think Kim Kardashian, so we chose a shift dress for her

  • because apparently you don't want anything too boxy

  • or anything that doesn't show off your waist.

  • (chimes tinkling magically)

  • Alaina's shape is closest to inverted triangle or apple.

  • Inverted triangles apparently shouldn't

  • be showing off their broad shoulders

  • or wearing tight skirts that exaggerate

  • their smaller lower halves.

  • So we chose an off the shoulder top

  • and a tight, dark colored mini skirt.

  • (chimes tinkling magically)

  • My shape is closest to rectangle or athletic,

  • think Cameron Diaz.

  • We chose a baggy and plain colored wide sleeved dress

  • for me since anything shapeless has been said

  • to only accentuate my boyish figure.

  • (chimes tinkling magically)

  • Destinee's shape is closest to pear shape

  • or triangle, so we chose a narrow shouldered top

  • since allegedly a woman with that shape

  • should aim to draw the eye upwards, not cover that part up

  • and a mini skirt since they say

  • you shouldn't wear anything that cuts off

  • just below the hip.

  • (chimes tinkling magically)

  • Well here it is, a lot of sleeve.

  • Oh, okay, well we'll see how this goes

  • throughout the day.

  • I don't why they say I shouldn't wear this.

  • This is fine, it's cute.

  • Granted I look like a child.

  • That is not because of the shape that I am.

  • I don't hate it but I also don't love it

  • and I don't feel 100% comfortable.

  • Actually, I really like this.

  • It is really baggy but like, it's a look I think.

  • I have a big desire to just go like this.

  • I'm very comfortable with how I look

  • and I honestly do not expect most of my coworkers

  • to be shook by this.

  • I like my shoulders and I like my decolletage area

  • but I don't actually usually wear things

  • that are super off the shoulders.

  • I think it should probably be a bit longer.

  • I'm not used to wearing all black, either

  • so I feel very bat-like.

  • I feel like people will like this.

  • All they're gonna see if like the bright color and pattern.

  • If they like really stand there and look at it,

  • I don't know how people are gonna feel.

  • I think the combination of these two things together

  • makes me feel a little bit like a sexy secretary.

  • Alrighty, time to bring this out into the world

  • and see what my friends think.

  • Whoever made those rules, they're a liar

  • because you look beautiful.

  • I like the tight outfit on you.

  • You wear loose clothes a lot, this is so different

  • and I love this aesthetic.

  • I don't think I've ever looked at someone

  • and thought, that person's shaped like a pear.

  • It plays into the idea of scrutinizing women's bodies.

  • We don't have that for men.

  • I think if you wore more dresses like this

  • I'd be like, yeah, this is great.

  • I wear a lot of men's clothes because I like how those fit,

  • technically they're not made for my body

  • but I prefer how they fit my body.

  • I've been wearing this outfit for about half a day.

  • It's just not a very me look.

  • With that being said, I don't think I look bad in it

  • because of my body shape.

  • I've had a few people, just walking down the corridors

  • being like, oh I love your outfit.

  • Most people are like, you're wearing clothes, Destinee,

  • I don't know what you want from me?

  • This feels normal, this feels right.

  • I don't hate that it gives me some freedom.

  • A lot of the things that I think

  • would be really good for my body type

  • are kind of constraining because they all

  • come in at the waist.

  • I really like the bell sleeves on you,

  • I've never seen you wear something like that

  • and I think that if were constrained into that box

  • you would never like explore something new like this.

  • - It looks good, right? - It looks great.

  • I didn't even know there was rules for your body type.

  • The idea of like what is flattering

  • is so ingrained in us from like magazines

  • that it's a really hard mindset to break.

  • I struggled with it so much today.

  • I probably never would have picked this off the rack

  • but because I was forced to wear it,

  • I kind of grew to like it.

  • I think there's a lot of conflicting information out there

  • for like what is supposed to look good on your body.

  • I am glad that I took on this challenge

  • so I can let you people know, wear what you want to wear,

  • wear what makes you feel good.

  • I would totally recommend this challenge to other people,

  • especially if you're kind of stuck in your ways

  • as to what you think you can wear.

  • Just forget about what you should wear

  • and just try out new things, no matter what.

[Camera Woman] What do you think your shape is?

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We Tried The "Wrong" Clothes For Our Shape

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    Chloe posted on 2018/10/15
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