Monday, May 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
- Tops with vertical lines and patterns below the waist
- Tops and dresses with high waistlines (empire)
- Skirts and dresses worn at any flattering length
- Narrow belts, or pants and skirts with vertical lines or patterns
- Pants with drawstring waistlines or wide waistbands that can be altered to remove the extra fabric in the rise
- Swimsuits with adjustable shoulder straps to allow for length adjustments.
What doesn't work: Styles that hang below or visually shorten your rise make your torso appear shorter and look unflattering.
- Tops that are short or have horizontal lines or patterns below the waist.
- Pants, shorts and swimsuits with horizontal stripes or patterns in the rise
- Pants with detailed waistlines, hemlines or cuffs that can't be altered to provide a better fit in the rise without ruining the look
Monday, May 18, 2009
- Line - the viewer's eye follows the lines of clothing. Vertical lines draw the eye up and down, adding height and diminishing width. Horizontal lines do the opposite.
- Color - light, bright, warm colors attract the eye and make areas they cover appear larger. Weightier, more subdued colors diminish.
- Texture - fuzzy, tweedy textures add visual bulk while smooth surfaces minimize. Shiny, reflective fabric enlarge; matter surfaces diminish.
- Scale - design details that are proportionally smaller make the body appear larger while larger details make the body look smaller.
- Proportion - equal proportions in clothing are less flattering than unbalanced ones.
If you can remember these tricks when you go shopping, you will soon love your wardrobe. -
Thursday, May 7, 2009
As the winter weather "lion" makes way for a sunny spring "lamb" you'll need to store your warmer wools in favor of cooler cottons. Here are some helpful tips for effectively storing your winter wardrobe to make way for silky spring and summer attire:
- Clean garments before storing
- Clean clothes properly
- Use the appropriate hangers
- Use the right containers
- Avoid using plastic bags
- Keep your garments away from heat and humidity and moths
- Be selective about air fresheners