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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.

Make it Work

Workarounds for clothes that don't fit perfectly off the rack

No style expert worth her salt will openly condone wearing clothes that don’t fit. But THIS style expert knows that weight fluctuates, hand-me-downs happen, and occasionally a bargain lands in your lap that is so bargainous you’re willing to overlook slightly imperfect fit. (Emphasis on the slightly, I hope.) The occasional too-sheer blouse will find its way into your closet, too, as will the occasional shrunk-in-the-wash garment. So here are a few work-arounds I use when facing down challenging clothes: READ MORE

Originally posted 2011-08-08 06:21:09.