Posts Categorized: reader requests

Reader Request: Bending Trends

How to make trends work for your figure and style

rb wanted to know: What to do when current fashion isn’t right for your figure – pencil skirts, skinny jeans.

As I’ve said many times and with great fervor, you do NOT need to wear anything that you do not like or that does not flatter you. Period. And part of me wants to end this post right there because there should be no force in this world capable of coercing you into wearing garments or styles that don’t suit you, don’t work with your natural assets, and don’t make you feel like your own magnificent self. read more

Originally posted 2010-03-01 06:43:00.

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.

Transitional You

How to change your style

Beautiful Beckydropped me this note:

Although I’m in my 30s, I recently made some major life changes: I moved cross-country, took a new job teaching a different age group, and am renting my first house. I made the move back to my native Midwest, and so far, it’s been a WONDERFUL change … but even good change, I think, can be very disorienting. This disorientation is showing up in my clothes.

Old standby outfits that used to make me feel fabulous now often feel wrong. My hair and my makeup no longer seem to fit my new routines. Most of my shoes are sandals … now I’m facing boots and sweaters and long underwear for the first time in forever, and I feel so lost! read more

Originally posted 2009-09-25 06:02:00.