Monday, October 8, 2012

Sahara Davenport: How to Celebrate Your Body’s Curves

Breaking News: Sahara Davenport passed away at the age of 27. Statements are yet to be issued as to the cause of her death.

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Antoine Ashley, Sahara’s real name, gained celebrity status when she joined the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She started her drag career in Dallas as she attended Southern Methodist University.

To celebrate the life and talent of this young entertainer, I’m sharing with you a couple of tips on how to dress confidently like she did in this two part series. Everyone, despite their gender and sexual preferences, has the right to feel good about themselves. You deserve to strut around the streets of New York City as you look like a supermodel in your fashion-forward ankle boots.

Let’s get started with Curve Flaunting Step 1: Find out your body type. The key to dressing well is flattery. And the best way to do this is to accentuate your assets while shedding less light on the less stellar areas of your body. One great way to go about this is to follow the lead of fashion bibles that preach about the body type., a one-stop fashion and lifestyle online resource, has 5 classifications for a woman’s body shape.

No matter how different stylist and fashion gurus call them, ladies will fall under one of these categories
  • The Apple body shape is generally characterized by having a larger upper body. Since they have wonderful leg shapes that they can count on, ladies with this type of body should work on highlighting this asset. They can also hit an A for fashion when they work on elongates their torso and hushing the attention towards their midsection.
  • Having a Pear shaped body may go the other way as the lower body takes on the spotlight. This shape generally gives women a defined waist as well as a full hip and butt. Women with this body type should bring attention to their shoulders, torso and a flat stomach. Bring people to notice your upper extremities by accentuating it.
  • Proportion is the keyword for an Hourglass body type. Ladies having this shape have the upper and lower body about the same size while the waist remains narrow giving them all the curves in the world. The biggest challenge for flaunting an hourglass body type is to find the middle ground between showing off too much skin and being covered in layers of fabric that make for a baggy clothing.
  • A Rectangle is well, like a rectangle. With this body shape, the shoulders, hips and waist usually have the same width which allows more room for freedom. Ladies have nothing much to shadow with this body shape. They can freely dress as they please but drawing attention to their arms and legs would do wonders.
  • And lastly, a Wedge body shape works from top to bottom. Ladies under this category often have broad shoulders, smaller waist but tinier hips. Just like the Apple shape, they can bank on their legs. Their boyish frame can be toned by highlighting the lower half of the body.
We’re done with the first step and have a few more to go.

Sahara Davenport has taught us a thing or two in being confident in our skin. My sincere condolences to her family and partner Manila Luzon who also walked the catwalk of RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons ago. Rest in peace, Sahara.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to flaunt your curves and feel great about.


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