Many of my clients feel the garments already in their wardrobes may be dated, and ask me about whether they should be wearing them. My answer is, if you love it and it fits you well you can make it work by adding accessories in the current fashion colours or teaming it with on trend extras; like that skirt you love with an off the shoulder top.
Florals and ruffles are still with us this season and teamed with your favourite pants or jeans will give you an on-trend look.
As for colour, different shade of yellow, and my own “go to” colour red are the colours of the season. You can never go wrong with a crisp white top teamed with your favourite denim jeans – just add a pop of colour with fashion jewellery or a printed scarf.
The Paper bag waist skirts, shorts and pants have made a comeback. Be careful with these as they may add bulk in the tummy area if the fabric is stiff. Look for fabric that falls and doesn’t crease easily.
Always team the paper bag waist with a body skimming top. Gorgeous Lauren has allowed me to share her photo with you.
Fit and flare dresses or skirts are a fun classy look that you can dress up or down.
The latest fashion trend is the Robe. I bet you’re thinking, how do I wear it?
Have fun with this look – be creative and mix your textures and colours to give you an individual look. I’ve found a few styling ideas for you.
Just remember, if you’re short like me don’t drown yourself with too much fabric.
Ladies, always try to draw attention to the parts of your body you love and away from the parts you are not happy with.
I often hear women complaining about thick thighs so below find some tricks to disguise them.
- Avoid tight, clingy garments and pale colours on your bottom half.
- A-lined or fit and flare dresses highlight the waist and hide the thighs.
- A-lined skirts teamed with a pretty top draw the attention to your upper body.
- If you have a waistline, highlight it (most ladies tend to hide their waist)
- Choose shorts with a wide leg made from a light weight fabric that just falls as a stiff fabric may add bulk.
- Avoid faded jeans or jeans with rips and patches.
- A well- fitting, dark indigo, straight or skinny legged pair of jeans will work, teamed with a top that’s not too long, and layered with a jacket.
- Avoid pants with side pocket, zippers or any detail on the thigh area.
- Wear wide legged pants teamed with a body skimming top.
- Vertical Stripes will give the illusion of slenderness and elongate your legs.
- Avoid tops that finish at your widest point
- Maxi dresses, finishing just above the ankle, are very flattering and are trendy at the moment
- If you feel comfortable in a long-lined top, go for an asymmetrical hemline.
- Utilise your colourful accessories to draw the attention to your upper body.
- Choose tops with patterns, prints and ruffles.
The right outfit can make your body appear longer and leaner.