Women. Lovely creatures that we are, I have noticed that on occasion we do tend to make rather large assumptions about each other - especially in the area of style and fashion. One area in particular where this seems to take place (or so I have noticed from my interaction with my personal styling clients) is the 'grass is always greener' effect we all seem to get when we look at each other. Everyone else must have an easier time finding clothes, right?
"Oh," we'll say, "I bet you don't have any trouble finding clothes to fit your lovely curves/slim frame/ fab height/ petite figure, not like me with my skinny ribs/fat wobbles/stumpy legs/lanky bod".
The truth is, that most women have problems finding clothes that they love for one reason or another. There is no 'perfect' shape. One of the lovely things that happens in my group style workshops is that a collection of women of all shapes and sizes get together, and they all talk about the issues they've been having. Suddenly the curvy lady realises that the slender lady has a nightmare finding clothes that don't make her look like a small child, and the slender lady realises that the curvy lady can never find a decent pair of jeans. The petite lady finds out that the tall lady actually has as much trouble finding the right length trousers as they do, and vice versa.
You don't get anywhere yearning for someone elses figure. It's only once you learn to love your own shape, and how to dress it, that you'll find that shopping suddenly does become more fun!