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How to Avoid Fashion Mistakes

How To Avoid Common Fashion Mistakes:
  • Panty Lines: Embrace the thong...or, in the alternative, her sister and partner in banishing pantylines, the boyshort. We know that some of you "old school" bikini gals haven’t made the leap to the 21st century, but you need to get on board and learn to love the thong and/or boyshort. There is nothing worse then panty lines….and trust us, if you wear bikini style undies, you’ve got panty lines (maybe you can’t see them when you stand perfectly still, suck in your stomach and turn your head toward the mirror behind you…but trust us, when you walk they are THERE)! Finding a pair of thongs that your bum doesn’t reject as altogether uncomfortable can be tricky. Some recommendations: Hanky Panky Wrapped Lace Thongs, which are also available in a low-rise style thatis perfect for the 7.5" and lower rise jeans. The Her Look Enterprises Commando Thongs are a miracle in a box! They are as comfy as they are invisible, the best panties yet for wearing under all the slinky silk jersey and fine knits.

  • Bad Rack: We hate to be crude, but the other thing that ruins an outfit STAT is the “bad rack”…a phrased coined from our beer drinking, football watching counter-part…MEN. We can’t deny however, that some of our cohorts out there are walking around oblivious to the “bad rack” issue. The truth is, you need to make sure that the "girls" are well harnessed. If you are busty, don’t let them hang way out to the side (find a bra that brings them in and up), if you are droopy, find a bra that gives you shape and elevates. We aren’t talking an issue of big or small here ladies, we are talking about maintenance of what you have. The other issue concerning the boobage area…bras that dig into your back fat (sure sign that you are wearing the wrong size bra.) As unpleasant as it sounds, we all have a little of it (even twiggy over there in a size 0), and so you MUST heed our warning….if you any have bra lines get fitted for a better bra. If you STILL have bra lines you need to wear a layering cami to camouflage it!!

  • Fashion Overkill: We often see over-zealous fashionites who get on board with a “look” and then run it into the ground, beat it with a heavy stick, and essentially ruin it. Example, you like animal print, it is all the rage, so you wear head to toe leopard. Bad, very bad. Fashion is a fabulous thing, in moderation. Take a look of the season…whether it is leather, leopard, vintage, or plaid, and make it the ACCENT of your outfit, but not the ENTIRE outfit!

  • Age Appropriate Attire: We’re not advocating that you dress stuffy or grandma-esque just because you’re over 25, or 35, or 45, BUT please ladies, NO ONE needs to dress like they are part of Britany Spear’s entourage. Even if your teenage daughter says it looks cool, don't believe her, it doesn’t. Tasteful is the key to any fashion outfit. For the young, fashion dictates what they wear whether it looks good or not and thankfully as we get older we get wiser. Wear what looks good on you, and not just what the young are strutting around in (extreme low-rise jeans just aren’t for everyone). Sophisticated should replace cute, subtly sexy should replace skimpy.

  • Invest In Shoes: Nothing ruins an otherwise fabulous outfit like a bad pair of shoes. You can’t get away with cheap looking shoes, so buck up and buy a couple of pair of really expensive, and fabulous shoes. If you have a sea of cheap shoes piled in the bottom of your closet that include anything that isn’t real leather, has huge clunky heels, or was purchased before 1990---THROW THEM OUT immediately! You need 5 pairs of shoes (we'd prefer 50, but that is indulgent so we'll insist on a minimum of 5 really superb shoes): high boots, low boots, flats, kitten heels, and a pair of cute tennis shoes.

  • Plumber’s Crack: We can’t understand how this happens really…..don’t you gals feel the wind on your cheeks? But, sadly it does in fact happen all too often. Those low rise jeans and pants are leaving you exposed when you sit down. Ladies, here is the deal, do a test sit the very first day you bring home those new jeans or pants. Try them on with tops that hit at your natural waist, try them on with tops that hit just above your natural waist and see your level of exposure and then dress accordingly. Do not get caught butt naked (literally) at Starbucks and then fiddle with your shirt trying to gain a square inch of coverage because you look silly AND every guy that walks in is trying to sneak a peak at the goodies.Lowrise Isn't For Everyone: It is a common mistake, jumping on the "latest" and greatest trend and holding on for dear life. Lowrise jeans have become the "norm" now and it is hard to find a pair of jeans that hit anywhere in the vicinity of your belly button. However, NOT EVERYONE LOOKS GOOD IN THEM!! The problems that can arise: if you have short legs, they look shorter. If you have a wide hip/butt area, the jeans may cut right across your widest place and make it look narrow and wide. If you have a lot of mid-section "junk" it can ooze over the top of low-rise jeans and cause unsightly bulges under your favorite fitted shirt. We love our low-rise jeans, don't get us wrong....but our word of caution is to find the "right rise for your body" vs. making the assumption that everyone actually looks better in low-rise!

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