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I tend to keep my eyes open for accessories that add length to the body, essentially slenderizing in any way possible. Many of us know the tricks -- wearing dark colors, choosing non-tapering pants, selecting shirts with an empire waist and dresses with ruching, etc.
But it has been only lately that I have wondered if the length of your hair could also contribute.
Did you ever notice that when celebrities lose weight, their bodies are thinner and their hair is much longer? Valerie Burtinelli, Jennifer Hudson, and Kirstie Alley were just a few of the celebrity spokesmodels for national weight loss companies that are examples of this.
Valerie Burtinelli’s “before” picture shows her in jeans, a loose fitting button up shirt and shoulder-length brown hair. At her “big reveal” she sports a tiny blue two-piece swimsuit and dark wavy hair, almost to the middle of her back.
The same is true with Jennifer Hudson and her most current commercial that showcases her thin body in a white dress and beautiful, long dark hair that cascades over her shoulders and onto her chest.
It leaves me wondering, what do their stylists know?
Of course, there are many of thin women that have sassy, short cuts that complement their face and their body. Then again, what doesn’t look good on skinny?
Remember the old diet pill ads in the back of the magazines? The before picture of the woman showed her pudgy in a black bikini with pale white skin, usually with a frown on her face. The after picture displayed a tanned woman posing in a white bikini, smiling big and pointing her toe in a body-building stance. Is long hair now being used the same way the fake tan used to?
Isn’t hair supposed to frame your face? What role may it play in framing your body type? Style-food for thought, anyway. If there is a hair style that complements my face AND my body, sign me up.
Edited by Jody Smith