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12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?

My mother always liked to look nice and I got that from her. I liked a lot of the things she wore and our tastes in fashion were the same.

My mother passed her bum to me ahah, also her love of floral clothes.

i think my mother has a hard relationship with her body and is always spinning the wheels to find styles she likes, which is hard in her size. i am trying to love myself and be kind to myself.

My mum is a lot more petite than me! She is shorter and has a smaller waist! Until recently we've always shopped at different places and had very different styles, but, as I've gotten older we've started sharing a couple of things/shopping at the same places. The main difference I think is how she's toned down her style as she's gotten older - wearing mostly earthy tones and keeping it fairly minimal - whilst I'm still very much enjoying playing around with colour.

My mother was very thin (skeletal thin) all her life, and was the slacks/turtleneck lady all year long.

I have always had extra weight and a booty, so this has never been a look for me.
I do love turtlenecks.

i have very different style from my mother.

Conservatism, for sure.

It has, they say. I am tall, for eaxmple.

My Mother's body is a bit larger than mine, so she tends to wear garments that flow. I believe some of the items in my closet may have been chosen due to her influence, I don't really have a lot of tight fitting items.

My mother likes to dress nice and so do I, that's basically the extent of it.

To always be put together, to be glamourous - this was a lady who wore perfectly draped saris, matching glass bangles, simple diamonds and chanel no 5 every single day - as a surgeon attending to her patients.

To be brainy and to be beautiful at the same time - regardless of my complicated relationship with her - these are things that my sister and I grew up believing are normal. She did not follow trends but did take pride in her appearance and in my 30s, I am learning how much I absorbed of that. White lilies perfect and somewhat indulgent - hard to procure- tea, crisp clean linen - maybe all of these things more than her body or her wardrobe is what style consists of

im not too dissimilar - a little thinner but there is time yet

it has. In a more modern version.

My mother's family has big hips and butts. I have a small bottom and carry most of my weight in my middle. I have my mom's crooked teeth on the front left of my mouth. I took style advice from my mother when I was younger but have since deviated. Now she takes tips from me. I took all her vintage sweaters and mom jeans for summer shorts, though.

Changed a lot.

I'm fifteen, and my style is just like a slightly-younger version of my mum's.

Mum has always described herself as "fat". While she is a larger woman, I don't see her as fat. Instead I see her as someone who dresses incredibly well for her size. Mum's concern about her weight and the way her face looks are concerns that I think I have inherited from her, but equally I would like to think that I have inherited Mum's unique style and ability to put together a really good outfit for the body that I have.

I look exactly the same as she did when she was my age. She is extremely fit, but not the skinniest. She has strong legs and arms, but a little pouch in the belly area.


My mom was beautiful and known for always looking perfectly put together. Although I knew that she didn't own many clothes or jewelry but no one else could tell. She took pride in getting dressed, whatever the occasion. I hope to be like her.

My mum is of average height and when she was younger, she was slim, but she's put on some weight since. I inherited the height that runs in her family (she is about 1.68m but I'm about 1.79m), but style-wise, she prefers a lot more colour and print than I do. But we actually share clothes because she has a good eye for classic basics that anchor her wardrobe and so she likes to borrow some of my tops and my shift dresses.

I don't have a mother but I have the best father in the world. He noticed from my first years that I loved deeply fashion and makeup and always supported my passion even if he still ask himself why women need more than a bag in their lives. He also encouraged me to take care of my body because it's my greatest treasure. If I'll ever be mum of a little girl I want to give her the same support and love.

I mean she wears a lot of Old Navy, she keeps it simple I guess but I wouldn't really wear anything she wears.

I wear thirty and sweats and shorts

My mom had a major life event that caused her to gain a considerable amount of weight, and so she is never happy with the way that she looks. She definitely has an eccentric style -- truly unlike anyone else's -- but I also know that a lot of things that she chooses are meant to hide her figure. From that, I have taken that it means a lot to wear exactly what you want to wear, because you feel like it, but I am also aware of not wearing things that are less flattering, with the intention of hiding something.

My mother is beautiful, and people always told me she was beautiful. She never lets it go to her head and has presented a modern woman to my sister and I; one who is comfortable in her own skin, embraces her vanity without guilt, and has the world's best sense of humor. She has never used her looks to get ahead, or in a way to thwart anyone. She loves other women, and isn't a threat to them for being beautiful because of the way she carries herself in life. I have always tried to be like her in this way--a woman who is a real friend to other women.

My mother and I have almost the exact same body. Small chest, thin waist, full asses and hips, long legs. Is that "pear shaped"? I've always hated that phrase.

She's been a mother for 25 years and her style reflects that. She always been more conservative than me. I have a dress of hers that she wore when she was pregnant with me that I love.

I reckon we have the same narrow waist and strong legs.
Her style is simplier than mine, but at the same time we kinda like the same stuff.

It has not. See question 7. In time I'll have a floated belly like her, but that'll take some more years.

This is fraught. We do not have the same body or the same style, but I think we respect each others styles.

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