Posts Categorized: accessories

Reader Request: Wrangling Slips

when to wear a slip

Superfantastic reader Erin asked:

Slips: Do you wear them? How long are your slips? Because you’re a year-round dress- and skirt-wearing woman in a cold climate, I assume that you’re a slip fan. Slips keep my skirts and tights from ending up in a horrible tussle on my thighs (no one wants to see that). I think, however, that there may be some ladies who think slips are old fashioned, fussy, and unnecessary.

Well, friends, it’s confession time: I am utter crap at slip implementation. I own several full slips, but they only get worn when I have about a billion heavy layers over them because they’ve got lots of gorgeous lacy embellishment … which means they generally show through my shirts. Also since I am generally on a mission to show off my waist, a traditional full slip only hinders: Unless worn with a dress (and most of my dresses are either lined or slippery), it pooches out at the waistband. read more

Originally posted 2009-11-13 06:55:00.

Reader Request: Tights and Sandals

how to wear tights and sandals

Wearing sandals and other open-toed shoes with hosiery is newly stylish, gaining popularity over the past several years. When I first saw it in my mags, I thought, “OH NO. Not for me, thanks.” But within a few months, my eye had adjusted to the look. And since it allows me to utilize more of my shoe collection for more of the year, I’m now fully in favor.

As with anything in fashion – especially a developing look or trend – there are no hard and fast rules. But here are my personal guidelines for pairing tights and open-toed footwear: read more

Originally posted 2009-10-08 05:52:00.

Reader Request: Necklaces and Necklines

How to wear necklaces and necklines

Read the updated version of this post here!

Readers Pranita, Meli22 AND Jingle Bella all requested some advice on how necklaces and necklines interact. How can I say no to three lovely readers?

This is a tricky subject, as the various styles of necklines sit differently depending on your shoulder width, bust size, and rib cage span … not to mention the fact that my opinions vary from those of some experts. But I think I can illustrate my reasoning with a few do and dont photos, and let you make your own choices from there!

My overall feeling is that a necklace must: read more

Originally posted 2009-09-23 05:47:00.