Depending on what we want to project or create a brand for ourselves we should dress accordingly.
Say for someone working in a bank / consulting firm where their role is more client facing, it is advisable to follow the Business formal wear guidelines.
The basic idea is we should seperate our Personal – Social – Professional attire, a bit of overlapping or mixing clothes is all right but if we dress the same everywhere than we are not projecting the right appropriate image.
Your own Image has various nuances to it, being appropriate to where you are going is one of the important aspects of dressing up.
When you audit your closet , seperate your outfits / clothes in these broad sections ans than evaluate what you have and what us missing for you to create an appropriate image for yourself.
Keep in mind, its not just the clothes, its the whole look / style that you evaluate. Your accessories and jewllery should also resonate with what type of image you are projecting.
A brunch or dinner, Day date or night event, A red lipstick can brighten up any day any event.
I know many friends who are afraid to pick the RED, but ladies, there is a RED for everyone and once you find your RED, it is the most loyal in your makeup kit.
How many time have you loved a clothing item but did not buy because it had Horizontal Stripes? Or how many time have you heard that Vertical stripes will make you look a size smaller… Am sure many a times.
When I train to be Image Consultants and discuss the importance of lines in dressing, this particular topic is like an Aha moment, a myth buster for so many.
Well, to break your bubble, it’s never about the type of stripes, it’s about the size & spacing of stripes.
Decoding the 4 paired images
1. Thick stripes & wide spacing – the stripes are thick and widely spaced, hence women with small bust and narrow shoulders will, in fact, benefit from this as it will give an illusion of width.
2. Medium stripes & wide spacing – The stripes here are medium in size and widely spaced. This works well with women on a petite frame and smaller bust.
3. Medium stripes & medium spaced – When you have medium stripes, medium spaced whether horizontal/vertical flatters all body shapes and types.
4. Thin stripes & narrow spacing – So if you are heavy busted or a large and upwards body frame, opt for medium to thin stripes with narrow spacing. This pattern will give an illusion of length even if its horizontal stripes.
So next time when you go shopping, don’t shy away from horizontal stripes 🙂
Do you have other such myths for diferent prints and patterns, head over here and read more on prints and patterns.
Culottes are fun to wear in summers, monsoons, and winters. Basically, Culottes are not seasonal and it’s a myth that they are part of casual outfit only.
When teamed well, culottes can take you from day to night, from a casual event to a formal business wear as well.
The culottes look very intimidating because if not styled correctly, it is not forgiving.