Posts Categorized: reader requests

Reader Request: Sweaty Gal Style

Dressing tips for women who sweat, how to downplay sweat stains

Several women popped the same question into the most recent suggestion box: How exactly is a sweaty gal supposed to stay stylish? And although this may seem particularly appropriate for summer, those of us who sweat buckets do so year-round, so I’ve included tips for both cold and warm weather!

When it’s hot out …

Natural fibers: If you pit out all tops no matter what, you might think that fiber content won’t matter. And it might not make a huge visual difference, but it is likely to make a comfort-level difference. Cotton and linen breathe. Polyester and spandex do not. Do your bod a favor, and err on the natural side. READ MORE

Originally posted 2011-06-16 06:16:41.

How Short is TOO Short?

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Lovely April wrote with this question:

I’m in the process of cleaning out my closet, and I found an adorable skirt that I really want to wear. It’s high-waisted, which works fine for me, but it’s also very, VERY short. I never realized how short it was before, possibly because I used to wear it quite a bit lower on my waist than it was really intended. At any rate, it’s shorter than I’ve ever worn a skirt before (I’m usually a below-the-knee or just-above-the-kneecap girl). So, my question is this: How short is too short? Are there any style guidelines that I could follow that will keep me out of the red zone when it comes to skirt shortness? READ MORE

Originally posted 2010-02-23 06:02:00.

Reader Request: Dressing a Post-mastectomy Figure

Dressing post-mastectomy

Reader Allison e-mailed me this question:

I am a 37 year old petite woman who loves clothing and style and am quite healthy and in excellent shape. I have enjoyed reading your blog because you seem to be able to address style issues for a variety of body types. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of the month and will soon be undergoing single mastectomy with reconstruction. There will be a period of time for several months where I will have an asymmetric bust while the plastic surgeon is working on increasing the size of the tissue expander that will ultimately be exchanged for an implant that matches the healthy side. READ MORE

Originally posted 2014-01-20 06:03:21.