Five fashion mistakes most women make
You would never dream of making an obvious fashion faux-pas like dressy pants with sandals. But even dedicated fashionistas sometimes run the risk of making style chaos.
Here are fashion traps women should avoid.
- 1. Don’t rely too heavily on the fashion media
You buy all the fashion magazines religiously, watch awards shows, read the paper and keep up with all the online sources. How could that be a mistake?
By relying too heavily on the media to rule your wardrobe, you run the risk of being a fashion victim.
Remember that most magazines and Television programs about fashion produce an “aspirational” effect. They present you with fabulous clothes you will want to buy and on fabulous models you will want to look like.
The problem is that you probably can’t afford any of the clothes they show and that you are never going to look like a supermodel or a celebrity.
- 2. Don’t buy clothes that don’t fit.
Never buy something too small thinking you will lose weight even if it’s not expensive. In fashion, little details like the length of your jacket sleeves or the place your pants hem rest can make or break an outfit.
The best way to get perfect fit is to have a tailor alter your garment.
- 3. Don’t create a confused mixture of wardrobe by buying odds and ends
Buying up odds and ends on sale may seem to make sense. After all, the easy availability of off-price merchandise has lulled us into thinking that minor purchases won’t blow our wardrobe concept or budget.
Actually, it’s the little things that kill your wardrobe. Without a plan, you can end up with tons of clothes and nothing to wear. But it’s never too late to change your habits.
- 4. Don’t get stuck in a style rut
Sticking with classics has been conventional style wisdom for ages, and for women with full lives and limited resources this is still a sure way to investment dressing.
The problem is that as we grow older, we sometimes become a little too comfortable wearing our old standbys (or just doing “replenishment” now and then).Sometimes all it takes is twisting the basics that you already own to look fabulous.
- 5. Don’t choose the wrong undergarments
Celebrities get stuffed and tucked into heavy-duty body trimmers, push-up bras, even sticky tape to look good in designer dresses for the red carpet. Just think what the right bra or support-top pantyhose could do for you and choose them wisely.
In addition to gravity-defying bras and body slimmers that eliminate lumps and bumps, there are other tricks of the trade.