Guest Post by AllBrandsGlasses.com
Okay, ladies, anyone who has studied fashion knows that dressing great isn’t as easy as it sounds. Just as one size never fits all, one look definitely doesn’t fit all. So what works for you, and how do you know what works for you? Well, sometimes it’s trial and error, and sometimes it’s learning about yourself and your types that educate you into making the right choices. Take a look at these Do’s and Don’ts so that you can know which choices are the right ones.
Do: Know Your Face Shape and Body Type
Have you ever seen an outfit that looks great on one body type but looks horrible on another? Some women can wear skinny jeans, others can’t. Some women can wear cropped t-shirts, others should stay way away.
Start with your face shape: is it round, oval, square, heart-shaped, or diamond? Knowing what size your face is helps not only to find the right frames if you wear glasses, but it also helps to decide which is your best haircut.
Likewise, when you know what kind of body type you have, you can wear the right kind of outfits. Pear shapes should never have short hems, slender shapes should never have long hems. Hourglass shapes should never wear strapless or tube tops, whereas an athletic shapes look great in them. Apple shapes should never wear stripes. Knowing your shape helps you to know what you should wear and what you shouldn’t.
Don’t: Buy a Piece without Trying it On
If you know what body type you are, you can avoid certain outfits, but sometimes an outfit looks different on the hanger than it does on your body. To that end, you should always try on an outfit before you buy it –or worse, wear it out on a date or to the office. It might be on the clearance rack and might seem like a low risk, but you have a high risk of not looking your best.
Do: Know Your Colours
This year, mustard made a great hit. It made almost every outfit look trendy and updated. If you have an olive complexion or dark hair, you can pull off this colour. If you have blue eyes, you can wear almost any shade of blue and look great. If you are a redhead, emerald green and plum are your colours. Know your colours so that your complexion, hair colour, and eyes are highlighted.
Don’t: Blindly Buy Colours to Follow Trends
Olive-toned skin tones can’t pull off teal. Medium-toned brunettes with green undertones in their skin look horrible in navy blue. Some blondes look comparatively sunburnt in coral. Just because a colour is popular doesn’t mean you have to wear it. Wear it only if it works for you.
Do: Wear Dresses
With mini-prints, muted colours, and florals, Michael Kors shows us that in 2014, it’s all about dresses. This doesn’t have to be an “old lady” dress, but you can try a vintage look updated with a few interesting combinations, a pop of bright colour, or interesting cut-aways. Ultimately, almost every woman looks feminine and beautiful in a dress, so give it a try.
Don’t: Wear Any Old Dress
Vintage dresses don’t mean going to the thrift store and picking up the most vintage-looking dress you can find. Back to knowing your body type, you should never select something that hangs on you and flattens you out, never pick anything that clings to the curves too much, and don’t pick a hem that is too long or too short. If you’re going with a vintage dress, make sure it looks like brand new and make sure it looks great on you.
Kristen Kauffman is fashion writer and blogger, and has written nationally-accredited blogs on style trends, products, and weddings. Located in Prescott, Arizona, most blogs make fashion simple, affordable, and accessible.