10 Fashion Mistakes
by Sheila Dicks
can spoil your look more than a conspicuous
fashion faux pas. Image and wardrobe consultant
Sheila Dicks points out the ten most common
fashion mistakes and how to avoid them.
Wearing the Wrong Colors
look your best, choose wardrobe colors that
complement your skin. Wearing the wrong colors
will make your skin appear sallow and lines
and wrinkles will be more evident. On the other
hand, the right colors will make you look more
vibrant and healthy.
Too much makeup
much makeup creates a harsh look and makes lines
appear deeper. Keep your daytime makeup light
and evening makeup a little darker. If you are
unsure of makeup application techniques, see
a professional. Many popular cosmetic counters
at your local department store will provide
a free makeup session.
Poorly fitting clothing
women don't realize that wearing clothes that
fit too tightly actually make them appear larger.
Buy clothes for how they fit, not according
Chipped nail polish
idea of nail polish is to make your nails appear
nicer. Chipped polish just brings attention
to poor grooming.
An old-fashioned hairstyle or messy hair
hairstyle creates a first impression. From your
hairstyle, people make judgments about your
education level, status, age, and so forth.
This doesn't mean their assumptions are correct
- they happen instinctively. Make sure it doesn't
happen to you. Visit your hairstylist regularly.
If your hairstylist has become set in her ways
and always cuts your hair in the same way, you
may want to try someone new.
care of your shoes, for they complete your look.
Also ensure that your shoes complement your
Roots that show
you color your hair, make sure you keep it maintained
regularly. There's nothing more distracting
than roots that are a different color than the
rest of your hair.
Bras and bra straps that show
wearing sleeveless tops, ensure you wear a racer
back bra. Don't wear bras that fit too tightly
or don't provide good support.
Match your pantyhose with your shoes or with
your pants or skirt.
Wearing inappropriate clothes
For the work environment, avoid flashy clothes
(unless you are in a creative field). Do not
wear short skirts, (more than 3 inches above
the knee) sleeveless tops, plunging necklines,
stilettos, too much jewelry, leather pants or
skirts, or anything that shimmers.
Dicks is a wardrobe and image consultant
who teaches women how to look slimmer by dressing
to suit their body type. Visit her at: http://www.sheilasfashionsense.com
to download a copy of her e-book Image Makeovers
and get How to Build a Wardrobe ebook, free.