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Friday, August 26, 2005

Dressing Tips

Carmon of Buried Treasure Books has a great post today, Top Ten Ways to Be Modest Without Being Frumpy. I'd like to add my own list of dressing tips:
  • Avoid clothes which are too large or too tight.
  • Search your phone book or Yahoo's yellow pages for consignment shops, outlet stores, and thrift stores in your area and then visit these places on a regular basis.
  • Don't buy anything you don't love; it will just haunt your closet.
  • Accessorize: "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize." That's not true, of course, but a pretty or unusual accessory can really enhance any outfit.
  • Wear a pretty apron to keep your clothes spot-free. I often wear mine even to eat.
  • Don't go around wearing stained, wrinkled, or holey clothes. If you don't like to iron, buy a steamer. I love mine.
  • Find out what your colors are and buy your clothes in those colors. I'm a fall; I look best in brown, olive, cream, navy, rust, forest green, etc. H and the kids are winters; they look best in white, black, orange, green, blue, red, jewel tones, etc.
  • Wear comfortable yet attractive shoes. Woman can not live in tennis shoes alone.
  • For some activities, skorts or culottes may be better for you.
  • Remember that even around the house there are people seeing you: your family. We should try to look our best, especially for those we love.
  • Fix your hair. You don't have to spend hours but some simple hair maintenance does a world of good.
  • And like Carmon says in her post today, the prettiest things you can put on are a smile and a good attitude.


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