The very fashionable Sania Moeen talks about her personal style, her love for Anne Fontaine and how she lost her baby weight!
Understanding your body is the key to looking good and a trait found amongst all impeccably dressed fashionistas. While people shy away from talking about their bodies, these brave souls explain how they work their anatomies to their advantage
How would you describe your body type?
It’s hard to categorise your own body type, but I would say my body is more pear-shaped — I have a thin upper body, but a tricky lower abdomen that needs the most attention in terms of toning.
Has your body type changed over the last five years?
Tremendously! I used to make bad food choices, and got away with eating almost everything before my first-born. I had never worked out, and didn’t feel the need to. However, during my pregnancy, I ended up gaining a whopping 23kg, over and above what one normally gains. That’s when I really struggled with my body. I started working out, initially only with yoga, but then added cardio and strength training to my routine as well. I started making healthy food choices, like substituting carbs with super-carbs, brown rice instead of white, whole-wheat pasta instead of the regular kind. Two years later, I was in the best shape of my life!
How has your style changed over the years?
I used to adhere to baggy shirts and only experiment with my lowers — everything from skinny jeans to printed pants, to culottes, to flared pants. I could never pull off a fitted top, and shied away from exposing my stomach. However, now that crop tops and ghagra cholis are in fashion, I love wearing short tops. You can pair them with flared pants, pencil skirts, or wear them with jeans and a long structured jacket. For me, fashion is about experimenting. Thanks to Instagram and fashion magazines, international style-spotting has been made so easy. Even our local prêt wear is in line with with international fashion trends.
In your opinion what is your most troublesome area?
Without a shadow of doubt, I would say my core.
How do you dress your body according to your body type?
I try to wear clothes that complement my body well. I have skinny legs, so a nice pair of fitted skinny jeans does the trick for me. I love wearing classic tops and especially love clothes by Anne Fontaine. They are vintage and so trendy compared to the boring shirts we see everyday. A crisp black and white shirt with a statement clutch and a pair of flattering jeans is my go-to look!
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