I thank you for following my Blog over the last few years. Today I want to let you know that from now on I will follow you – How? By answering your questions! I have worked with many women over the years, helping them with their wardrobe and finding their image.
Fashion Magazines and sites on the internet inundated us with fashion advice, but they are all addressed to a wide audience and not to YOU personally. They don’t know YOU. But I would like to change this. If you have a question about the following please write in the comment box, and you can even attach a photo :
What suits you best
What to wear when
How to find your look
How to make a clothing budget
How to clean out your wardrobe
How to save money
And if your question doesn’t fall into one of these categories, please let me hear from you anyway- I look forward to working with you to help you find your style, save you money, and always Dress to loo your best!
In most people’s mind Jeans and washing machines go hand in hand – and that being so, there are ways to make your jeans fit better and to adjust to your body. Here are a few tricks you can try:
If you want to look as if you’d been poured into them, put them on and sit in the bathtub with warm water and get them completely wet (by the way everybody did this when Calvin Klein’s ads with Brook Shields came out).
Once well soaked stand up and let the water drip off. Then get out of the carefully and hang them up to dry. When they are nearly dry put them on again and keep them on until completely dry. I know, quite a production but it really works – now the jeans and you have become one!
When you have a pair that fits nicely, don’t spoil the new look by washing; dry clean them instead. I know for some of you dry cleaning is like a dirty word, but if you have paid a lot of money – over $100 or more – they deserve special treatment.
While washing jeans, you can prevent shrinkage by not putting them in the dryer. This precaution should be taken even with preshrunk materials. The reverse works too. If you lose weight and you want your jeans to lose weight too, by all means put them in the dryer.
Do not, I repeat not, turn the excess length into cuffs. they will make your legs look shorter. A lot of women do it, but they look stubby, not long-legged. If you can’t find the right length, have them shortened, or just cut them off neatly which will create a fringe when washed.
If you consider buying a pair of corduroy or velvet jeans, remember that these fabrics add weight, so unless you are slim enough to get by, stay with smoother, flatter materials.
Bell-Bottoms are not a good choice for a Heavy or a Small Woman
I am sure if you follow these tips, or some of them, your jeans will become your best friend.
Since jeans have become the uniform worn around the world by young and old they deserve attention. Without doubt jeans are the sexiest pants ever made, leaving nothing about your figure to the imagination – of course that is if they fit you well.
Levi Straus was the first one to make them with rivets and extra stitching for greater durability. (Miners out West needed strong pockets to hold their mineral samples). But the name jeans originated in Italy in the fifteenth century, when sailors wore pants made from a heavy cloth called Geneo fustian – jean fustian in French.
Since that time, jeans have truly become the uniform of the world. They are now worn by both sexes, by every age group, and by every nationality. they successfully bridge social and economic barriers. Every time they seem to have reached their peak of popularity, something happens to push it up – when couturier started making designer jeans they became acceptable for even the most skeptical among us.
How to buy Jeans
The image of jeans is tall and lean, so the slimmer you are the better they will look on you. But since they are a sign of comfort and a youthful attitude they worn by every figure type. Jeans should hug your hips and thighs. If there are pleats in the back below your derriere, it is not a good fit. On the other hand, if they hug you too tightly, they will flatten your derriere, and not make you look sexy.
Note: Bell-bottoms (which have been shown again lately) are not a good choice for a heavy woman or a small woman
I don’t know if the countless different designs and brands available makes it easier or harder to find the right pair. I do know that when I buy jeans, I have to try on at least six pairs before finding the right one. Designer jeans have made it easier, as they are cut for a woman’s body, but a lot of women still have trouble getting the right fit. But once you have found a make and size that suits you, try on a smaller size, a bigger size and another pair of the same size. It is the only way to make sure that you get the best fit, because even pants labelled the same size can vary. don’t feel discouraged: jeans are by far the most difficult pants to buy – unless you are a size 8 with narrow hips.
Because jeans are one item in your wardrobe that should be fashionable avoid very narrow legs when straight legs are in, therefore don’t buy too many. You don’t need more than two or three pairs of blue denim – maybe one in black for winter?
I hope this helps when you go out to buy your next pair of jeans!
P.S. How to Care for Jeans is our next topic – yes, there is more than just throwing them into the washing machine.
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When shopping and trying on clothes to find out if a certain colour is good for you, try to look at it in daylight. Artificial light changes colours. Go to the door of the boutique or to a window in a department store. If this isn’t possible, check it at home. If you find the colour is unbecoming, take the trouble to return it. Don’t compromise when it comes to your looks.
By the way the contrary is true when buying an evening dress or a garment worn mainly in artificial light: try it on in that light. Many colours that look well in daylight appear drab or ugly in the evening.
How good-looking you are, and how confident you feel about yourself is not a matter of how fashionable you are, or of how much money you have, or even of how beautiful you are, it is a matter os how well you can present and package yourself.
Yes, packaging is what sells most products and when it comes to looking good, you are the product and your clothes are the wrapping. The believe that there are no ugly women, just women who do not know how to look attractive, is true. without over-emphasising the importance of appearance, don’t forget that the biggest asset you have in life is yourself and you must use it to its best advantage.
The French philosopher Voltaire once said: ‘Dress changes the manner.’ That was true in the eighteenth century and it is still true today. Think about how good you feel when wearing your favourite outfit – or how you want to fade into the wall when you are wearing something you don’t like.
Choosing the right clothes can make you look and feel your best everyday. But since it does not happen by itself – you must commit to yourself – TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE EVERY DAY.
Beach time is a few months away – so if you are sick of looking at your winter white skin, there is help. No, I am not suggesting a visit to a Tanning Salon – they are more expensive than my solution, and there has been some controversy about how safe a tanning bed is for the skin.
So what other alternative is there without the sun? Self Tanning Lotions! I have tried a few different brands and found “Jergens natural Glow” to be the best. It comes in Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan. It is also a moisturizer, and after applying if for 3 days your skin has a golden glow – to keep your tan, use it once or twice a week.
I knowI sound like a commercial for Jergens, but honestly, after trying many products I find it to be the best – it is easy to use, and I like the colour it gives my skin. And best of all it only cost $12.99 and can be found in most Drug Stores.
A softer version of black is Navy Blue. For those women who find black a little harsh, navy blue can be the answer. It is as respectable, and as business like as black but gentler to your complexion. During the 1940’s navy blue was worn more often than black – if you go to any vintage store and look at the dresses, and even pocket books, from that period, you will see that they are often navy blue.
No, it is not harder to coordinate, like black it can be worn with anything – it will go with any colour, except its cousin black. Most women have never considered navy blue, but since this spring it is one of the fashion colours, it is maybe time to try it.