Tricky Hem Lengths: The Midi and Ballerina

Tricky Hem Lengths

Hem length styles fall in and out of fashion, and this year, they’re longer for fall. Which can be good or bad, depending on how tall you are. If you’re a fan of the longer lengths, take note: they can be tricky to pull off. Let’s start with the good news: more coverage. When temperatures…

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Simplify Your Wardrobe

Simplify Your Wardrobe

What’s the best way to dress well consistently? Streamline. Stop trying to follow all the trends, stop buying clothes that require special care. Instead, create a simple wardrobe that allows you to get out the door looking great with the greatest of ease – even if you stayed up all night watching Netflix or walking…

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Why You Should “Try On” Luxury

I was standing in the dressing room when the boutique owner handed me a dress. An evening gown, all black, in a fabric I didn’t recognize. It was lovely. Gorgeous, in fact. I slipped off my clothes and tried it on. The shoulders, arms, and neckline were made of a sheer black chiffon. The rest…

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Make Your Clothing Match Your Content

There’s a Public Service Announcement playing here in the States that features the First and Second Ladies talking about supporting the military and military families. While I’m all for the message, the commercial irritates me every time it’s on because of how they’re dressed. Mrs. Obama is in a brow, white, and blue cotton dress…

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The Ideal Proportion

Have you ever wondered why designers use fashion models who are 6 feet tall when “the average” woman is 6 inches shorter? Why show clothes on bodies that don’t match those of their prospective clients? Are they trying to drive us crazy? No. They’re just trying to reach the “ideal proportion” and sell a lot…

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