Posts Categorized: reader requests

Reader Request: Guidelines for Tucking

when should i tuck my shirt

Reader Elizabeth sent me this question via e-mail:

… lots of curvier women tuck in their tops, which feels totally daring and, frankly, scary to me, but they look fantastic. While I know it can be frumpy, I usually leave tails out in an effort to get some flowyness (is that a word?) going and gloss over my belly. Could you talk about the way tucking in tops or leaving them out affects proportion, and what it helps to emphasize (or not)?

When it comes to tucking, I believe the three main factors are proportion, desired aesthetic, and comfort. READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-09-21 06:05:21.

Reader Request: Styling Asymmetrics

How to style and wear asymmetric clothes and accessories

Reader Beth e-mailed me this question:

I’ve started branching out into asymmetric pieces. Nothing too dramatic but I often find myself unsure of what to do with them. For instance, I have a dress that has an asymmetric neckline and I love it, it’s totally my style and it’s comfy/fun to wear. But when I start looking to add accessories or a cardigan or something else, I feel like I’m not doing a great job of making the best of the asymmetry. It looks… not right. Any tips on how to integrate asymmetrical pieces into your wardrobe? READ MORE

Originally posted 2013-09-24 06:13:03.

Reader Request: Combating Wardrobe Boredom

bored with my clothes

Lady Harriet popped this one into the suggestion box:

I guess what I’m really looking for are no-cost ways to combat boredom and frustration with a very imperfect wardrobe, especially after major life changes (in my case it’s graduation, moving back home to a very different climate, and unemployment, but it could apply to a lot of different situations.)

Many of Lady Harriet’s questions may be answered by these posts:

But since wardrobe boredom is extremely common, and since it may happen to any number of women for any number of reasons, I promised her I’d cook up a few more ideas. So here we go. READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-06-04 06:34:54.