Dressing well should mean nothing but happiness throughout your day. Smile after you view your reflection in the mirror; you want to feel confident with the way you look. That smile and your enhanced self confidence will make others feel great too, helping to improve your entire day. Read on for some simple ways to make this happen.
Always remember to bring the shoes you plan on wearing to a special event along when you shop for the perfect dress. This allows you to see how the shoes look with the dresses you are considering. It will also give you an idea of any alterations that may need to be made.
A simple black blazer is a fantastic addition to any wardrobe. You can use it to dress up almost any outfit. Then, you can remove it if you change to a more casual venue. The color will also match virtually anything in your closet, from jeans to business casual blouses and slacks.
Don’t be afraid to go up a size if it means achieving the perfect fit. It can be quite distressing when you try on your usual size only to find it doesn’t fit. Don’t fret! Sizes vary from designer to designer and brand to brand, so it is perfectly okay to go up a size from your usual size.
If you tend to be a bit on the heavy side, do not try to hide your shape by dressing in baggy clothing. The added volume only accentuates your size and makes you look frumpy. Look for clothing that is more fitted around your waistline, but then flows away from your lower body to create more shape.
Never ever purchase a piece of clothing just due to the price being too good to refuse. If it doesn’t fit into your fashion plan and is not flattering to your figure, it is not worth buying no matter how good the deal. It will just sit around unworn, taking up space.
If you notice your nail polish is becoming too thick, do not despair. Try adding a few drops of acetone based polish remover into the bottle. Shake, and check the consistency. Continue to do this until it is useable again. You will extend the use of your polish, and save money in the process.
If you are on the heavy side, avoid wearing clothes with horizontal stripes. This will make your body look much wider than it is. Look for more linear styles, with vertical patterns that draw attention to height rather than width.
When purchasing jeans, go for timeless looks. For example, classic straight leg or boot cut jeans never go out of style. Opt for either of these styles in either a dark denim or slightly faded to remain in style throughout the years. By opting for these styles, you will always be in style no matter the current fashion.
Know your body’s type. If you are petite, look for soft fabrics and fitted styles that help give your body length. Busty women can draw attention to other areas with fancy skirts or trendy slacks. Pear-shaped women can offset the imbalance by wearing dark colors from the waist down, complemented with light colored blouses.
Always keep a little (or not that little) black dress in your closet. A classic black dress is always in season and looks great at formal occasions. There are brand name styles as well inexpensive but elegant varieties. There is no reason to skip buying a black dress to add to your wardrobe.
The bra you wear can have a major effect on your look. A stretched out bra that rides up your back is going to do nothing for your chest. On the other hand, push up bras can make your breasts look fake. Try to stick with a bra that has undwire and a little padding.
Own a nice large set of black sunglasses. If you have red eyes from a rough night or under eye bags from a poor night’s sleep, you can hide them with a stylish pair of sunglasses. They are a classic, glamorous style and evoke Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy. A nice pair can be had at a good price.
Use colors that are solid to attract more attention to yourself. For example, a solid black pant paired with a bold paisley shirt will keep eyes up top. Dark pants work with any top and helps people meet your eyes so that you can directly communicate with them.
Go shopping for clothes when you feel good about yourself. If you go when you don’t feel so good, any insecurities you have about your body will haunt you during the entire trip and you’ll feel worse and end up buying something that doesn’t really suit you. Wait until you feel great and are ready to choose the best!
Wear colors that are appropriate for the season. Light and pastel colors are characteristic of the softness of spring. Bright colors of the rainbow tell us that summer is here. Wear browns, golds and reds for the richness of autumn. Wear greens, reds and white to welcome in the holiday winter season.
When you look your best, others take notice. This starts with your very own reflection, but continues to the people you pass by. When you dress well, you leave a trail of smiles everywhere you go. Even if you try only one of the tips you’ve just read, you’re sure to notice a marked difference in your life!