how to fix them
You would never dream of making an obvious fashion
faux pas (Seamed hose with sandals? Never!)
even dedicated fashionistas sometimes run the risk
of making style snafus.
are fashion traps to avoid, with the fixes listed
at the end of each:
Relying too heavily on the fashion media.
buy all the fashion magazines religiously, watch awards
shows, read the paper and keep up with all the online
sources. How could that be a mistake?
relying too heavily on the media to rule your wardrobe,
you run the risk of being a fashion victim.
most magazines and TV programs about fashion produce
an "aspirational" effect. They present you
with fabulous clothes you'll want to buy on fabulous
models you'll want to look like.
problem is that a) you probably can't afford any of
the clothes they show and b) you're never going to
look like a supermodel or a celebrity.
Better ways to develop style
Buying clothes that don't fit.
probably already know that you should NEVER buy something
too small, thinking you'll lose weight -- even if
it is a $10 Pucci dress you picked up off eBay.
did you know that little details like the length of
your jacket sleeves or the place your pants hem rest
can make or break an outfit?
best way to get perfect fit is to have a tailor alter
How your clothes should really fit
Creating a mish-mash wardrobe by buying odds and ends.
up odds and ends on sale may seem to make sense. After
all, the easy availability of off-price merchandise
has lulled us into thinking that minor purchases won't
blow our wardrobe concept or budget.
it's the little things that kill your wardrobe. Without
a plan, you can end up with tons of clothes and nothing
to wear. But it's never to late to change your habits
Always have something to wear
Getting stuck in a style rut.
with classics has been conventional style wisdom for
ages, and for women with full lives and limited resources
this is still a sure way to investment dressing.
problem is that as we grow older, we sometimes become
a little too comfortable wearing our old standbys
(or just doing "replenishment" shopping
all it takes is tweaking the basics that you already
own to look fabulous.
How to keep your look up-to-date
Choosing the wrong undergarments.
get stuffed and tucked into heavy-duty body trimmers,
push-up bras, even sticky tape to look good in designer
dresses for the red carpet.
think what the right bra or support-top pantyhose
could do for us mere mortals.
addition to gravity-defying bras and body slimmers
that eliminate lumps and bumps, there are other tricks
of the trade.