What were they thinking with this one? It's hard to see on the not very plus size model, but it isn't very flattering, maybe that's why they photographed from far away. I certainly can't imagine it on my curvy, narrow shouldered, DD cup body. Unless I want to add 20lbs visually.
How about this
lovely top? Again, it's shapeless and just not flattering to most of us.
This plus sized cliche? It's just too voluminous to be flattering and there are versions everywhere.
This isn't plus sized, but it's just as voluminous and unflattering, even on this skinny model.
That was a sampling of January. February arrived last week and honestly, there is very little in this one to love either. The styling is better than the designs. When I really look at them there is little there for me. I always ask myself if a design will not only work for my body but for my life style. You of course may think other wise. I can't wear pleated, narrow hemmed pants. Talk about unflattering. The tops are mostly oversized again and that just doesn't work for my body.
Love the styling here, but the jacket just won't work on me.
A basic jacket that is interesting with the front extensions, but again, not really for my body. But, it's really not all that interesting or different. They seem to be recycling a lot of basics and not changing them very much.
I love this look, but again it just isn't suited for my body. Depending on your body type you may well find plenty to like in this issue. It's just not for me.
I found the maternity section to actually be the most wearable of anything in the magazine. So if you are pregnant, this is a good issue for you.
The plus section is wedding this month. I am a little old for this, but I can't see many women in their 20's and 30's wanting to look like this at their wedding.
As I get older I am finding it harder and harder to find patterns that will work for me and my lifestyle. I'm glad I didn't take a whole year. I'll miss Burda, or rather the old Burda, but it's an expensive purchase if I don't end up using any of the patterns.