Dress To Impress – Find Out How! – Instalment 5 – Prints

Good Morning – I hope your Sunday is sunny and you are ready to find out why flowers might look better in a vase than on your dress.

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 PRINTS

To choose a suitable print that will enhance your colouring and personality is not easy. Many of them are too busy, too bright, or too large. Asking men how they feel about printed clothing, the answer was ‘Prints make a woman look older’; and ‘Prints make me think of curtains or tapestry.’

It’s true that many patterns tend to make one look older, especially floral prints. (Maybe this has to do with memories of our grandmothers’ aprons!) Other prints tend to overpower the wearer. While a woman client and I were shopping, we saw a dress made from a beautiful coloured floral material. She liked it so much that she tried it on. When she looked in the mirror, she kept admiring the dress, never looking up at her face. I asked her if she thought this dress did something for her. Now, looking at herself, she had to admit that the loud colours and the big print did seem overpowering.

Anyone seeing this woman would have noticed and admired the dress—but the wearer would never have been seen. In order to avoid being overwhelmed, choose a subdued print. A flattering print is one that is soft in colour or widely scattered.

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What also helps to make a print more attractive is a quiet spot somewhere in the ensemble, like the tops in this picture. If a print is on the loud side, wear a solid colour next to your face and wear the print in the skirt or pants, in the underside of a collar and cuffs, around a hemlines of a skirt, or on the back of a dress. Image result for floral dresses and pants

Here is a general rule that will guide you in your selection: if the pattern is small, the colours, can be bright and multiple, but as the print gets larger, the colours should become lighter or less frequent. For example, a small paisley print can be done in red and yellow on a blue back­ ground, but a large design should be more muted.

But most importantly when you try on a dress or blouse which has a pattern, don’t only look at the garment but see what effect it has on your face.

Wishing you a Happy Sunday with flowers on you dress or in a vase, until next time when we will speak about how important fit is!

And never forget – A Smile Changes Everything!

Brigitte

 

 

 

 

GETTING OVER GROWING OLDER

HELLO EVERYONE

TODAY I WANT TO THANK MY LONG-TIME FOLLOWERS FOR READING MY BLOGS,  AND IN THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOIN ME ON MY NEW BLOG – WHICH IS THE RESULT OF MY LATEST BOOK – GETTING OVER GROWING OLDER –  PLEASE GO FOR THE LATEST UP-DATES TO

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 60 – THE SPRING OF BLACK AND WHITE

TIP NO. 60 – THE SPRING OF BLACK AND WHITE

Looking at these pictures will convince you that there is no getting away from black andnd white this spring. Even if you don’t wear a way out style, you can a find a way to follow this trend – and maybe just pulling out the black and white items you have in your wardrobe and putting them together will do the trick.

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See you tomorrow

                          Brigitte

TIP OF THE DAY NO. 50. – DO YOU HAVE TOO MANY CLOTHES!

TIP NO. 50 – DO YOU HAVE TOO MANY CLOTHES!

Few women will know how to answer this question, or maybe say, “I don’t know but my wardrobe is bulging, I might.

A sign of too many clothes in your wardrobe is when you come home with a new item you just bought and you can’t find an empty hanger – you look in this closet and the one in the hallway – nothing doing – they are all taken. Maybe you think that you have to get some new hangers – please don’t – instead look at your wardrobe and take something out, because nothing is more overwhelming than a wardrobe that is bulging!

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 45 – WEAR MORE COLOURS

TIP NO. 45 – WEAR MORE COLOURS

Boston B-W suit
Boston Proper Catalog

It is easy, it takes very little thought and one is never wrong wearing black with black, which is the reason why so many women are always are in black. But with spring coming it is time to add a touch of colour, and this year the fashion trends help – one of the major looks is black and white.

You can follow that trend with adding a white blouse or top, adding a white scarf, and even white handbags can make the difference – of course other colors can also brighten up a black outfit – don’t look like a widow this spring – join the fun of wearing bright, happy colours – you might even try something in orange?Banana Orange

See you tomorrow

                                     Brigitte

TIP OF THE DAY NO. 30 – WEARING HIGH-HEELED SHOES

TIP NO. 30WEARING HIGH HEELED- SHOES

As we have heard yesterday ‘high heels’  are very becoming and seductive. But if you have not worn any for a long time – how do you start?

Buy a pair with a small heel.  Maybe 2″ high, and start wearing them around the house. It will give your feet a chance to get used to them – remember only practice makes perfect – and with  time you can wear them when you go out – and with more time – you might work yourself up to this

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Paige – Harper’s Bazaar March 2013

Your partner will be certainly appreciate your new look!

Until tomorrow

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