Monday, November 28, 2005

Jeans: Finding the Perfect Fit

Jeans are one of the hottest clothing items on the market and are a must-have fashion item. Finding a pair of jeans that fits perfectly would be a dream come true for most women but sometimes can be an exercise in frustration. On average women own 7 – 8 pairs of jeans and are usually not satisfied with the comfort or fit of either pair.

For those who do not feel comfortable wearing low-rise jeans, nor look good in them there is some good news - the waists of jeans are rising.

Here are some ideas to find the perfect fit:

1. Realize that finding the perfect jeans could take some time; which means you will have to try a lot of pairs to get a pair that fits you well and you find comfortable. When you decide you’re ready to find the perfect jeans go shopping for that one item only and try as many styles as you can.

2. The sizes of jeans may vary a little from your normal pant size. Don’t despair it’s only a number.

3. To create a longer looking leg, choose dark denim with a long inseam and wear them with pointy-toe boot or shoe.

4. To conceal a large tummy wear jeans that end about one inch below the belly button. Also, a tunic top or shirt that flows over the waist area and ends at the hip will take the attention away from the tummy.

5. To make a flat bottom look more round choose medium rise jeans with back pockets and avoid those with a high rise.

©Copyright 2005 Sheila Dicks

Sheila Dicks is an Image and Wardrobe consultant who helps women feel more confident by dressing to suit their body type. To get tips on how to dress slimmer and find your best styles get a copy of her ebook “Image Makeover” at http://www.how-to-dress.com or go to http://www.sheilasfashionsense.com to get the Free Report “ 7 Things Your Girlfriends Won’t Tell You About Beauty and Fashion”.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fashion and Beauty Tips for Work

1. Go to work prepared. When you wear a skirt keep a pair of hose with you in case you get snag or run. Also, keep a pair of high heels at the office for unexpected after work invitations.

2. For the office or travel have a second set of cosmetics. You won’t need to have everything, just enough to do touch ups.

3. Clothing worn a little loose will make you look thinner. Clothing that is too tight is uncomfortable and will make you look larger.

4. Iridescent shadows will bring attention to sagging lids or wrinkles. Choose a shadow that has a matte finish.

5. A great suit will give you instant authority. Choose one in a classic style that fits well and suits your body type.

6. The wrong shoes can ruin your image. Choose a pair that is compatible your look and has a heel that will allow you to walk with a confident stride and not throw you off balance.

7. To feel your best, if possible schedule all your important meetings for mornings when your makeup is the freshest. If you do have an important meeting later in the day, retouch and refresh your makeup around noon.

Sheila Dicks is an Image and Wardrobe consultant who helps women feel more confident by dressing to suit their body type. To get tips on how to dress slimmer and find your best styles get a copy of her ebook “Image Makeover” at http://www.how-to-dress.com or go to http://www.sheilasfashionsense.com to get the Free Report “ 7 Things Your Girlfriends Won’t Tell You About Beauty and Fashion”.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

How to Choose the Right Stockings

Looking well put together and stylish is not something that is left only to the jacket, tops, pants, skirts and dresses you wear; your look lies heavily on accessories. Stockings are one accessory that have the power to make your legs look fantastic simply by the color you choose and how you choose to wear them. Of course, if choosing the correct stocking for your outfit has the power to make you look great; the opposite can be said about poorly chosen stockings. The question is how to choose stockings that will make your legs look their absolute best.

1.Skirts that fall at the knee or an inch above the knee look best in sheer stockings. Do not wear opaque stockings with this length skirt; it will make you look frumpy. Be careful of wearing short skirts (4 inches above the knee) with nude stockings unless you are still in your 20’s, have great legs, or you are attending a party.

2.Thick, patterned, plaid, floral stockings are best used for artistic, funky looks. If you would like to bring a patterned stocking into your classic wardrobe the best way to do this is to wear them under pants, choosing a small print

3. When wearing short-sleeved and sleeveless tops or light sheer fabrics choose a nude/skin tone hose. Match the color of the hose as closely to the color of your skin as possible. Anything different than that will have an unnatural appearance.

4. Opaque stockings look best worn with long skirts and short skirts during fall and winter. Off-white or bone stockings will make your legs appear larger and are not usually a good choice.

5. Sandals or open shoes do not look great with opaque stockings.


These are just a few points to keep in mind when choosing your stockings. Another tip is to always keep an extra pair with you in case you get a snag or run. This is especially true if you are attending an important event or are being interviewed.

©2005 Sheila Dicks


Sheila Dicks is an Image and Wardrobe consultant who helps women feel more confident by dressing to suit their body type. To get tips on how to dress slimmer and find your best styles get a copy of her ebook “Image Makeover” at How to Dress or go to Sheila's Fashion to get the Free Report “ 7 Things Your Girlfriends Won’t Tell You About Beauty and Fashion”.