Do U know that skin and shape goes together? I know that skins involve are a lot ( a lot!) more work to create than shapes, but the shape can make or break a good skin. You can have the best skin in sl, but if the shape is not good than the skin will not looks good. Summarizing, a good shape can make that your avatar looks good, even with a bad skin!
Keep that in mind.
HQ Shapes at ! :::BodyShot::: here.