Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you or not?
My mother loves, loves, LOVES wearing bright, wild, shocking things.
She even says that she purposefully chooses items to give people a [colour] shock, and to jolt them out of their day. She’s like an Iris Apfel, but a little more toned down.
She happily wears neon green shirts even though I think it is an unflattering colour on her skin, but she just loves shocking people with her clothing.
She hates wearing dull, neutral, boring, chic / classic shades or colours, and that’s why the shirt I bought her was a great gift.
She loves bright colours and mixing prints, and I have obtained that style trait from her as well, evidenced by this bright pink silk shell:
When she was a younger mother handling rowdy tots, she had all of her clothes handmade by a tailor.
Everything fit her to a T, but then she went into a slight bout of depression due to her lack of career advancement and gained weight that she never ended up losing. She wistfully looks at everything in the closet and wishes she could fit into it again.
Recently, I tried to wear her clothes but only if I lost 10 lbs, would I be able to zip up anything across my ribcage as I am wider than she was when she was my age. She was much smaller, skinnier and thinner even after 3 kids than I am now, after one child and in stretchy dresses.
Nevertheless, I have always understood the importance of tailoring for the perfect fit, and that’s why I spend on it.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey