We all know someone who we would classify as vibrant. They seem ageless. Their skin is beautiful, their eyes glow, and we say, “Boy, I wish I was like that!” To be vibrant is the best beauty secret there is. Vibrant means vibrating very rapidly and pulsating with life, vigor, or activity.
How does this work and how can we get this for ourselves? Let’s take a look at some things we can do to attract this vibrancy into our lives. Everything in the universe is made of energy. What differentiates one form of energy from another is the speed at which it vibrates. Light vibrates at a very high frequency. That’s why these folks who are vibrant seem full of light. A rock, on the other hand, vibrates at a lower frequency but a frequency nonetheless.
Human beings also vibrate at different frequencies. Our thoughts and feelings can determine the frequency at which we vibrate, and our vibration goes out into the world and attracts to us—through the law of attraction—energy moving at a similar frequency. This is one of the ways in which we create our own reality and why we can create a positive shift in our lives by raising our vibration.
Plus-size women have a difficult time reaching their maximum potential because there just aren’t many flattering clothes out there in plus sizes. Most garments on the rack in the women’s department are just ill-proportioned versions of blazer suits that were originally size eight.
Big women don’t need oversized, baggy pantsuits. They need something to show off their hourglass figure!
As an image consultant, I discovered that if I teach women to wear attractive makeup, dynamic accessories around the face, and a fabulous new hairstyle, no one will care what size they are. That’s because the face is the focal point, and if you make this area irresistible, you’ll captivate their attention where you want it. Here are a few tips:
• The majority of women have cool skin, so look for a foundation with subtle pink undertones instead of yellow ones. The same goes for blushers; resist tawny shades and try an orchid-toned pink. You’ll look younger.
• Avoid blue, green, and turquoise eye shadow. It shouts “makeup” and is distracting. The most professional look is a soft Smoky Eye with monochromatic brown tones.
• Avoid brown-toned lipsticks; they make you look drab. Try a soft fuchsia shade instead.
• Great accessories make you look special. Give up the tiny studs and thin wire hoops; they’re for teenagers. Try a pair of chunky hoops or door-knockers.
• If you still have a shag, it’s time for an update. The most flattering style is the “new bob” which has pointy layering around the face rather than a hard straight line at the jawline that makes your jaw look square. Pointy layering frames the face and gives an oval shape to the face. Check out my Pinterest page (Image Architect) and you’ll see my favorite hairstyles
Of course, you want the rest of you to be fabulous, too. That means determining the colors that suit you, as well as the styles that flatter your figure the most. Here’s your checklist for a fabulous overall image:
• Wear only flattering colors. The most expensive designer suit in the wrong color will undermine your image. The biggest mistake is wearing colors that match your superficial appearance; i.e., redheads in rust, blondes in baby pink. Some colors are universally flattering, like royal blue and fuchsia.
• Big patterns make you look bigger, so stick to solids. Dark colors are more slimming than light colors.
• Never buy a garment that doesn’t flatter your figure. Jackets give you the most power, and they provide the best opportunities for camouflage. Choose simple styles without pockets or collars. Above all, make certain jackets or tops enhance your hourglass figure. Never settle for shapeless blazer jackets.
• Plus-size women often have rounded features. Amateurs will mistakenly put you in glasses with a square shape. This will only give you a severe look. Look for styles with a “square round” look—that is, with lines that are subtly rounded at the edges and at the top and bottom of the frames. Avoid frames in silver or gold tones; they will make you look older. Think of glasses as a fashion accessory and choose a dynamic color.
Big is beautiful, and don’t you forget it! Don’t wait until you lose weight to make changes. Do it now. Make a different change each day, and soon heads will be turning when you enter the room.
Image consultant Sandy Dumont has been showing big women how to look irresistible for years. She shares her secrets in her latest eBook “PLUS SIZE POWER; Size Doesn’t Matter Impact Does.” Available at Amazon or on her website www.theimagearchitect.com
Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect, is a sought-after stylist and image consultant in the arena of corporate, political and celebrity image and has spoken to audiences throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. Sandy is a prolific writer and has published numerous books, eBooks and DVDs. Her books and speaking style employ psychological insights into how we perceive color, judge wardrobes and incorporate (or don't) social norms into our daily lives.
Sandy is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and Past President of NSA Virginia, and Past President of the SE Virginia chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO. She consults with individuals and corporations and also conducts corporate and individual image makeover workshops on the subject of impression management and image skills. Sandy is also a keynote speaker at conferences both nationally and in Europe and Asia. She also does online image consulting and image makeovers for individuals and groups.
Sandy Dumont has appeared on radio, TV and in print throughout the world. She was recently featured in a cover story with Money Magazine. In December 2009, she was the recipient of the Women in Business Achievement Award.
Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect, is MORE than an Image Consultant. For information, visit www.theimagearchitect.com or call 757-627-6669.Website: www.TheImageArchitect.com