Thursday, March 20, 2008
Gretta's Got It: My Shape
Do you dream of having a personal stylist like the stars? A new website may be able to do for you what high-priced stylists do for celebs. Our style expert has the details in Gretta's Got It.
WSVN -- Gretta Monahan: "OK, don't feel bad, because we all have the same problem, right? Finding the right fashion that fits our figures. That's the biggest trick of all, but not anymore. This is where you can have your own stylist."
Gretta Monahan: "This is my friend Patty Fox, she is a rock star. Now, the website that I want you to know about is myshape.com."
Patty Fox: "Shopping is all about your proportions and your fashion personality, so we try to combine both of those things for you. In fact, we've got seven different shapes."
Gretta Monahan: "So tell me how this works."
Patty Fox: "Well, the person just needs to go to myshape.com and enter a few of their basic measurements. We ask about a few fit preferences, and then they're on their way. They get a personal shop set up for them, and imagine going into a store where everything fits and flatters your shape."
Gretta Monahan: "OK, so tell me what body shape is she, and why would this work?"
Patty Fox: "Well, Jamie's actually a P. She's full busted, but she's actually very narrow and lean in the trunk and the hip."
Gretta Monahan: "In other words, you're perfect."
Patty Fox: "So what we've done is, this is a Charlotte Tarantola dress, a silk charmeuse dress, and you'll notice the print at the bottom actually broadens the area a little bit so balancing her."
Gretta Monahan: "Another awesome thing about this website, it takes care of gals from petite to plus."
Patty Fox: "Well, Meredith is actually a classic M shape. You'll notice that her waist is defined, but not as much as an S shape would be. So it's important to find a garment that kind of drapes over that and creates that definition, and that's what this Muse dress has done in this jersey that flows beautifully."
Gretta Monahan: "OK, Patty, now Danielle is my dream shape. She's got it all going on, everything I don't have. So when I look at her, I would think maybe she's an S shape because she's so curvy."
Patty Fox: "Well, you're right about that, but the interesting and unique thing about Danielle's proportion is her broad shoulders."
Patty Fox: "You'll notice in the traditional Lily Pulitzer look, we chose the print skirt at the bottom to sort of balance out her entire torso."
Gretta Monahan: "OK, so, as a stylist, I'm hired usually to take people's items, a top, pants, and show them how to thread them into an outfit. That's where most women have a really hard time. Can you help with that?"
Patty Fox: "Yes, a closet full of separates just does not work, so we have got outfits already created for you on myshape.com."
Gretta Monahan: "So now the secrets are out, and you know what the stars know. To look great, it's all about the shape, not the size, so make sure to measure. I'm Gretta for Gretta's Got It."