In or Out: Brooke Shields
Class, today’s lesson in style will be about two of Tim Gunn’s favorite words: fit and proportion. Grab your notebooks and follow me. We’re going on a field trip.
Now, before we say anything else, we must let you know that we don’t like this dress on either the model or Ms. Shields. However, we can at least admit that the dress fits the model correctly and more or less works for her figure.
Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about our Miss Brooke. She’s been candid in the past about her thick-waistedness, so it comes as a surprise that she would go out wearing a dress that might as well have “LOOK AT MY THICK WAIST” emblazoned across the front.
And before anyone screams and yells at us, yes, we realize that quite a few women would love to have the problem of walking around in Brooke Shields’ deeply flawed, thick-waisted body. The point isn’t that she’s not flawless or that she’s got so much else going on in the genetic sweepstakes that her supposed “flaw” doesn’t amount to much. The point is, even when one has a minor body flaw, one should know how to dress to, in Tim’s words, “mitigate” it.
Please turn to the next page in your text books.
Thick waist? What thick waist? See the difference when one takes fit and proportion into account? On a strictly style level, it’s a somewhat bland little frock, but because it works for her figure it’s miles ahead of the previous dress.
So, one OUT and one IN for Brooke. Although we have to admit, her hair and makeup are atrocious in the second pic, but we’ve been cruel enough for one day, so we’ll let that slide.
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