Dress to Impress – Find out How……… 2. Installment – Telling the Truth

Every Sunday I look forward to connecting with you, today it’s about

TELLING THE TRUTH

To see what you like about yourself, you need—besides an open mind—a full-length mirror. Stand in front of it and try to imagine that the person reflected there is someone else. This way your good points become more apparent. Being more objective will make you more generous. You will give yourself credit for what you have instead of being over-critical.

Start with your hair. Does it frame your face the right way? Is it too short to do so? Or, if your hair is long, would a shorter style make it appear thicker and more sensual? Would more frequent brushing add the life that is missing? When looking at your face, it might occur to you that make-up could improve it. If you are not used to wearing any, or if you don’t want to look made-up, relax: having good make-up that enhances your face does not mean a heavy, painted look. It can be very subtle and still create the effect you want.

Now to your body. In order to know what to do about a large bust or thin arms, you must first be aware of your assets and liabilities. And to help you to get to know yourself well, I would like you to fill out the chart below. Standing in front of your full-length mirror, pull in your stomach and stand straight. Start with your shoulders; don’t accuse them of sloping when bad posture is the culprit. Examine yourself carefully and circle the appropriate adjectives.

HEIGHT: WEIGHT:

HAIR COLOUR:

 

DRESS SIZE:

SHOULDERS: Broad Narrow Sloping Just right
NECK: Long Short Fair Just right
BUS Big Small Fair Just right
ARMS: Heavy Thin Fair Just right
WAIST: TORSO: STOMACH: Big

Long-waisted Protruding

Small

Short-waisted

Fair

 

Fair

Just right

 

Just right

HIPS:, Wide Narrow Fair Just right
DERRIERE: Big Flat Fair Just right
LEGS (length): Long Short Fair Just right
THIGHS: Heavy Thin Fair Just right
LEGS (below knees): Heavy Thin Fair Just right
HANDS: Small Large Fair Just right
My best features (s):

 What I don’t like about myself:                                                       

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Now that you have completed the list, check it thoroughly. You will find that you have more assets than defects. And don’t feel depressed about something like heavy thighs; most defects (or what appear to be defects) can be corrected or minimized through diet, exercise, better posture, better care, or more attention to detail. There are very few things that are impossible to correct, and even those are easier to live with once you know them . Being aware of your body will help you buy the clothes that will make you feel and look more attractive and confident.

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Until next Sunday when we start to look at  The Importance of Colour, Prints and Fit

And never forget – A Smile Changes Everything!

Brigitte

 

Dress to Impress – Find Out How……. – First Installment – Looking Your Best

Good News for every woman who wants to knows how to dress well and find her style  – today I am starting to post my book Dress to Impress on my blog. Chapter by chapter, and page by page.

It will be posted in instalments, giving you an opportunity to take in the advice and apply it while we go along. There will be a new post every Sunday.

And here is the first one:

 


          How to Look and Feel Your Best Every Day

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 of 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 belief that there are no ugly women, just women who do not know how to look attractive, is truer today than ever before. Today there are no limits on what a woman can wear. There are no do’s and don’ts, and not even the fashion designers impose any particular look on today’s woman. Our options are varied and plentiful and if a woman cannot find her particular look among them, she can only blame herself.

Without over-emphasizing 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 favorite 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. However, it does not happen by itself. It takes a little time and more importantly, a commitment to yourself.

Having made the decision to find out HOW TO LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST EVERY DAY you might ask, ‘Now what?’

The first step is to take inventory of yourself. This is not an exercise in scrutinizing your defects. The point is to look at your body objectively and make a list of your assets: my legs are good; I could probably wear my skirts a bit shorter. Maybe my hair shouldn’t be pulled back, or maybe it would look more feminine a little longer. What about makeup to bring out my eyes?

How to take inventory of yourself we will talk about next Sunday – see you then

And never forget – A Smile Changes Everything!

Brigitte

 


 

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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

http://www.gettingovergrowingolder.com

THE BOOK IS  AVAILABLE ON AMAZON – PAPERBACK EDITION AND KINDLE EDITION – THE LINK IS

http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Over-Growing-Older-Positive/dp/069262385X/

THANKING YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 75 – TAILORS ARE NOT A LUXURY

TIP NO. 75 – TAILORS ARE NOT A LUXURY

There was a time no woman would have been without a dressmaker, and men had their personal tailors. And even today it is not a luxury to have a tailor. No, they don’t make our clothes anymore, but they are still necessary to shorten, lengthen, take in the waist, and adjust a garment to fit our figure.

Especially when a woman is not the same size on the top and on the bottom, a little help from a good dressmaker can make the difference.

How do you know if somebody is a good tailor or seamstress? You don’t until you try it out. Most Dry Cleaners do alterations – but to find out how good they are give them a hem to do and if it is done well, give them more complicated things to do. However, one word of warning, when an alteration comes close to remarking a garment I recommend against it because it will affect the style and never look right.

So when you are shopping and you see a bargain, or something you really like and the skirt or the sleeves are too long, or it is a little  loose somewhere, remember there are still tailors out there to help you.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 74 – COMMIT TO YOUR BEST FRIENDS

TIP NO. 74 – COMMIT TO YOUR BEST FRIENDS

The other day when I was putting on my favourite black pants, and one of four sweaters I wear all the time, finishing it with a duffel coat I have worn all winter, it occurred to me that I wear these items all the time – why – because I feel very comfortable in them . They are like old faithful friends, I can always rely on to feel good.

Do you have friends like this in your wardrobe? I am sure you do – find out who they are and the next time they need replacing – BUY THE  BEST QUALITY  you can afford. You will never regret it, being of good quality they will be your best friends even longer.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 73 – PUT AWAY WINTER AND WELCOME SUMMER

TIP NO. 74 – PUT AWAY WINTER AND WELCOME SUMMER

Please forgive me if I repeat myself. I know I have said it before, but since sometimes we need a reminder I will say it again.

It is time to put your winter clothes away and bring out your spring and summer wardrobe.

If you don’t do it now, you will be standing in front of your closet one morning, looking at warm sweaters and pants, wondering what to wear today when the temperature is going up to 70 degrees.

Other rewards for doing this are:

– you will see what you have in your wardrobe

– you will be surprised to find  things you had forgotten about

– you will see what you need for the coming season

– you will be able to eliminate what you don’t like anymore and will never wear again

– you will be able to make a shopping list that compliments, and coordinates with what you have in your wardrobe.

Don’t be caught unprepared – do it now – and enjoy the sunshine of spring.

Happy Sunny Days    P & R 021

See you tomorrow

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