Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sexy size 16+

This is a shout-out to all the lovely, curvy ladies of the 16+ size range. Don't hide behind black tents of clothing in the hope that nobody will notice you. Don't you know that any size is beautiful and it's not what you have, it's what you do with it!

Here are a few helpful hints and tips that while quite generalised, will help you out.

You neckline needs to be low. I don't mean cleavage hanging out low, I mean low to the top of the cleavage. This is going to elongate your neck and make your chest look smaller.

Clothing that fits the side contours of your body is essential. It's ok to have some tummy skimming fabrics over the belly (as long as it is not TOO much fabric which only adds to the area) but our main aim to show the sides of your shape. This helps create a better waist and gives you shape, rather than a hanging down sack that just makes you feel and look bigger.

Don't wear your tops too long. It will make your upper body feel much bigger and longer whilst also making your legs look too short. Make sure you are about 'even'.

Don't wear three-quarter pants or skirts that cut you mid calf. You may hate your calves but a line across them doesn't hide them, it highlights them. Just below the knee is so much better.

Now that is a little taster of just manipulating a few lengths and creating shape can help when it comes to dressing for your body shape. Its not about weight, its about SHAPE. Leave the house feeling the best you can feel with the size and shape you are TODAY.

Here at Wardrobe Flair we have helped many men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes do this. Be the best you can be, with what you have, right here, right now.

Call us if you need help


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Colour blocking brilliance

Anyone who has any experience with us here at knows we just LOVE LOVE LOVE colour blocking. It's bold, its sometimes a little scary, but its truly fabulous so its time to give it a try.

If you keep those colours of a similar tone and depth, you never need worry about 'clashing' as such, as that is the whole point! It's about having fun and showcasing beautiful colours against each other.

The rules of engagement are: TONAL flow with colour blocking. Bright dark with bright dark. Lighter with light. Neon with neon!

This trend takes us completely out of the comfort zone as we end up using colour with colour, rather than colour with neutrals and base colours.

Purple and lime green, hot pink and purple, purple and green. See how many colours go with purple. Who would have known it was such a versatile colour?

My favourite 'warm' colour blocking is mustard with burnt orange. It is about how brave you feel. But once you bite the bullet, it's a great, enjoyable and exciting way of receiving many compliments and looking really confident.

If you need help doing it or finding out more about what suits you, then you know who to call. Get in quick for a winter 'pick-me-up".

Stay colourful!