12 Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Older
StyleAuteur.com and author of
Style Bible: What to Wear to Work. She also suggests shopping for earthy neutrals—like cocoa, olive, camel or gray—which are subdued but still add contrast. Also, jewel tones are a color group that flatters most women. Here’s a way to
find which works best with your skin tone.
Anita Kealey, a
Custom Tailor & Designers Association master. A well-cut jacket that nips in at the waist and is shorter in length showcases the most flattering parts of your figure and creates a smooth line down your torso.
guide to finding the right midi hemline for your height.
Linda’s Bra Salons
. The clasp should be on the loosest hook to begin with and made tighter as the bra stretches over time. «When it is on the tightest hook—that’s when you know you need a new bra,» says Becker. Since breast size fluctuates—due to weight gain, weight loss and hormonal changes—Becker suggests going for a fitting once a year and buying a new bra every six to eight months.
Too Much Stretch
Lawrence Zarian, style expert and spokesman for the
Vision Council’s Eyecessorize fashion eyewear campaign, suggests delicate plastic frames that have a bit of sparkle or jewel embellishment. These will reflect light. Another approach? Experiment with neon colors—on the inside of glasses’ arms—which has the same brightening effect. One more thing: «Most women try to camouflage bags under their eyes or wrinkles on their face with bigger frames, but the older you get, the smaller and more delicate your frames should be,» says Zarian. Find the best frames for your face with
this O guide.
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Marjon Carlos, an online personal stylist for
Saks.com—in part because it’s as clingy as it is comfortable. If you love-love-love jersey, go for a draped or ruched option that grazes your curves and strategically hides any bulges. Another option: double-knitted jersey, which is a denser quality fabric that still has a bit of stretch for comfort. Or choose a slightly more tailored piece, like a sheath dress, which gives the illusion of structure but is a forgiving cut for most women.
StyleMadeSimple.net. But when it comes to incorporating trendy pieces into your wardrobe, you should look for a classic style that includes some part of the trend: Try soft floral prints on a silk sleeveless blouse, save leather for a motorcycle jacket or embrace colored denim in dark shades such as hunter green and burgundy or muted pastels instead of loud hues.
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Yummie by Heather Thomson, says she was horrified by the shapewear she could find after she had kids. «There’s no way my husband is seeing me in these,» she thought to herself. Now she and other designers are making more
feminine and flirty pieces. While your shapewear should fit snugly, it’s important that it’s not too tight, to avoid
certain health concerns. «Sizing down will not make you look thinner; it will only make you more miserable—I can’t stress this enough,» says Thomson. «You know you have the right fit when you can breathe and you’re not standing in the corner unable to move at a party.»
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