Find Your Fit
Updated: Jan 20, 2019
I have been a model for over 20 years and have been fortunate enough to experience almost every aspect the industry has to offer. One of the most valuable "niche's" I have been a part of is the fit industry. Fit modeling is when you are hired by a designer, fashion house or brand to be their "size standard". This means that your body measures closest to the standard that they use to base the fit of their clothes. Once you are hired to be one's fit model, you are expected to maintain your measurements and work with the account weekly. This part of the industry is fun and allows you to have input into what you like and how you like things to fit on your body. I have worked with some amazing brands and designers; Tibi, Milly, Madewell, Salt Life Swimwear, Athleta, Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren Polo, Paper Denim Cloth, Joe's Jeans, Citizens Of Humanity...just to name a few.
What this aspect of the business taught me was how to find clothes that fit YOUR body. Not every label or brand is made to the same spec standards. I have been able to share my experience and expertise with friends to help them find clothes that make them look great without trying a zillion different brands.
The way to really shop is by looking for inspiration by scrolling through Instagram, online or in stores, then going back to the brands and labels that fit you well. If you have pair of pants from Banana Republic or Theory that fit you really well, then stick to that brand because the fit model has a similar shape to you. Their standard measurements are then graded up for larger sizes and down for smaller sizes. Then each season that brand will offer other fabric options in that same fit.
So look in your closet for the clothes that fit you the best and see what those brands or labels are selling. That's the secret to always looking your best in your clothes!