kate spade S16Supermodels look great in whatever garments the designer throws on them before they take a stroll down the catwalk in New York, Paris, Milan or London. These elite girls are blessed with great genes, which the rest of us mere mortals don’t have. But whilst the likes of Cara, Gigi, Kendall and Jourdan make it look oh-so-easy to look sexy, slim and glamorous, the reality is that behind the scenes they have to work very hard.

Designer Garments for Ordinary Women

Designer garments are cut to fit a tall, slim body, which means that they don’t look so hot on a short, curvy woman. Since supermodels are all tall and slim, sometimes excessively so, this is not a problem. As an ordinary woman, the chances are good that you are not 6 foot and a size zero, so many designer labels will probably not look right on you. To avoid any fashion mishaps, don’t be swayed into buying a garment you have seen on a celebrity or supermodel unless you are certain it will fit your frame.

There are plenty of new designers out there who cater for ‘ordinary’ women. Reality TV stars who have turned their hand to designing fashion collections, often for catalogue companies and big-name stores, are a good place to try if you want a designer label that isn’t cut to the dimensions of Karlie Kloss or Lily Aldridge.

Work It Baby

Finding the right garments is one thing, but in order to look great, you have to work on the foundations – i.e. your body. It doesn’t matter how well cut a garment is, unless you minimize the lumpy bits, the garment will never look as good as it could on you. The only way to achieve a supermodel body is to put the effort in.

Check out the various supermodel feeds on social media accounts, particularly on Instagram. Here the girls document all their favorite workouts and diet tips. You probably won’t have the time or the money to spend on personal trainers, soul cycle classes and Bikram yoga retreats, but you should be able to pick up a few useful tips on how to tone up and lose weight.

Be Photo Ready

Fashion models are basically clothes horses on legs, but they still need to be photogenic in front of the camera, and if the camera doesn’t love their face as well as their body, their career will be over before it has even begun.

There are lots of things you can do to ensure your face is in as good a condition as your body. Eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep and making sure you avoid the sun will all help, but if you need a bit of extra help, consider having fillers or Botox to improve upon what nature gave you, or check out Los Angeles vein therapy from Your Laser Skin.

The next time you need some inspiration, buy the latest copy of Vogue or Cosmopolitan and drool over the designer collections, and then use this as inspiration to get your face and body catwalk ready.