This sense of self-belief builds your confidence and sets you apart from your competition and believe me no matter how good you are there will be competition. Being confident is a skill not all of us have naturally and may take years to build. The key is knowing your model and using all of your assets to the best of your ability. Whether they’re your legs, arms, hands, eyes or hair, know what your selling points are and work them.
As a catwalk model you have to have particular measurements to be successful. Your body shape is very slim and designers will put you in unique collections not usually found on the high-street. Your proportions are what many women diet for so count yourself lucky and love your elegance. When you are not working if you are conscious of your shape there are tricks that can give you more volume at the hips and chest by adding pleats and gathered fabrics. Belts to cinch in waists will emphasise your hips and chests.
Commercial models are your high-street relable models. Your measurements will all be different but it is still so important to know your body shape in order to be confident. Being pear-shaped means staple pieces like a-line skirts, loose trousers are a winner for you and structured tops and jackets will broaden those shoulders for you. Ladies who are bottom heavy similarly to the pear shape you should be wearing pieces to broaden your shoulders to balance you out and tulip shaped pencil skirts (below the knee) are perfect for you. If you are petite then feel free to keep things above the knee and dont be scared of wearing bright colours to keep yourself seen. If you have a broad, straight up and down body then create curves by wearing high waisted trousers and skirts and pulling in that waist with a belt. Hourglass figures should think shapely when putting their outfits together. Im not suggesting you wear everything bodycon but with your proportions anything to baggy and loose will make you look bigger than you are. Top heavy ladies look great in open necklines and boot-cut style jeans to balance them.
Being confident is something that comes from within and knowing your body is the best way to start taking control of who you are and being the best you can possibly be. Take the time to look in the mirror and work out what shape you are. Lets see if what you have in your wardrobe enhances that amazing shape of yours. We all have to fake it sometimes but our bodies are our own and we should all feel beautiful and secure in our own skin.