I’m not sure if it’s a woman thing, a vain thing, a confidence thing, or a hating our bodies thing, but when you go shopping for a new outfit, do you bring several sizes into the dressing room to try on? Most people bring only their size, and if it does not fit, look right, or look as good as it did on the mannequin, they are upset and angry with themselves.
To be honest, bringing numerous different clothes in your size into the changing room and having none of them fit can ruin your entire afternoon, day, week, or even year, depending on the level of disappointment and disappointment with yourself.
As a woman, I’ve been there and understand, but as a stylist, you just superstore in a different manner and from a different perspective. Certain designer cuts can be extremely unique. One designer’s size six may be another designer’s size ten, and there are numerous variations in between.
So, when I’m trying to shop with a customer, I always tell them that it’s not about the label size; it’s about how you feel and how you look in a type of clothing. I always bring at least three and sometimes four sizes into the usually dressed room to try on.
Begin with your normal size, then select one bit smaller and one or multiple sizes larger, guess it depends on the cut of the item. A great tailor is often your best friend when it comes to looking your best.
Which option do you prefer? Squeeze into a size six dress and look like a size ten, or buy a size ten dress and look like a size six?
First Shopping Tips
Here are three easy shopping tips to help you always look your best. First, choose high-quality clothing that will become a staple in your wardrobe and that you will continue to add to. (For example, solid neutral-colored dress pants, pencil skirts, and dresses.)
Second Shopping Tips
Second, do not follow current trends. Find clothes that flatter your figure and choose trendy accessories rather than the other way around (or you’ll have a closet full of neon and parachute pants and be stuck in a rut).
Yes, everything comes full circle, but by then it will require a serious facelift, and in the meantime, you will appear seriously dated and just wrong).
Third Shopping Tips
Finally, what you wear underneath your clothing and shoes is just as important as what you wear on top. Purchasing the correct bra to ensure that the girls sit up and are located in the right place will completely change the look of your shirts, blouses, dresses, and jackets.
The best part is that it can make you appear to be a few pounds lighter. Wearing the appropriate undies for your body type is also important because you do not want to be hanging out and trying to hang over everywhere.
Panty lines are unattractive, as is someone who wears a thong that makes everything giggle. Shapers, also known as “Spanks baby,” are a wonderful secret that should be in every lady’s arsenal.
There are various types with varying levels of support that should be taken to wearing on a daily basis. They have an enormous impact on how polished you appear.
And, let’s be honest, nothing beats a shaper for improving your posture, keeping your shoulder blades and your stomach tucked in. You just feel more comfortable when you know you are looking your best and have given it your all.
These are the fundamentals of shopping and building fabulous clothes and shoes that will last you for years, so have fun with it.