Reader Request: Clothes that Move

Clothes for active jobs

Esti asked:

I’d love to hear your take on how to dress for a job where it’s important to look nice but be able to move. I’ve worked in libraries for awhile, and though there’s plenty of desk time, pencil skirts aren’t good for pushing book carts, sitting on the floor and stretching/climbing to re-shelve books. I imagine teachers (especially of young kids) have some of the same issues, and I’m sure other professions do as well. I’m pretty good at finding outfits that work for me, but I could definitely use some more ideas, especially from a fellow skirt-and-dress devotee. read more

Originally posted 2011-02-24 06:05:36.

How to Do Oversized

How to wear oversized tops, tunics, and other clothes

I remember being in middle school and seeing a scene from “Sleeping with the Enemy” in which a young, coltish Julia Roberts scampers around an empty house in nothing but a giant men’s button-down. And she looked SO SEXY, and I wanted desperately to be her. So I absconded with some of my dad’s old shirts thinking that all it took was … ya know, a giant men’s shirt. I could be coltish and sexy, too! And I was dumbfounded when I looked like an off-duty linebacker in my version. read more

Originally posted 2010-03-10 06:42:00.

Wear What Suits You

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Our brains are constantly being filled with information about aesthetics, dressing, sexiness, trends, fashionability, fitness, and beauty. There are too many sources to count, and they’re all dumping powerful – and sometimes contradictory – messages about style and figure flattery into our psyches. It can get damned overwhelming, and make a girl want to wear the same black pants and gray cardigan every day from now until forever. And style blogs like mine contribute to that morass of confusing information, I know. So here’s a bit of an antidote: read more

Originally posted 2010-03-08 06:39:00.