Women’s fashion can be frustrating and very complex. The trends and colors can be difficult or impossible to follow if you do not constantly keep up with it. Besides, how many people actually look good in them? Well there is something you can do to always look your best regardless of what the trends dictate. They are called, the five golden rules to dressing well, and here they are:
1. Dress to Fit Your Body Type
There are some things that ladies who aren’t skinny avoid because of how the fit is. Similarly, there are some things that very slender ladies can’t pull off because of the same rules of fit. Short and tall people sometimes have similar problems. Instead of bemoaning what you can’t wear, discover what looks good on you and what flatters your figure. This is a very important starting rule to looking great with any clothes you choose.
2. Say “Yes” to Black
Every woman should own a little black dress. Having other staples in black, like a sweater, pants and some undershirts, is also good. Why? Because, black is flattering, it looks more elegant it’s appropriate for more occasions and it looks more expensive.
3. Update Your Wardrobe Slowly
Don’t dive after trends. If there are a few trends you like, you can buy a few pieces to work into your regular wardrobe, but don’t throw everything out every season. Instead, get rid of or box up what you don’t wear and buy new pieces. This will keep your wardrobe fresh and will allow you to buy clothes that change with your shape, age and personal sense of style.
4. Dress Appropriately
This is not about age. If you’re 50 you could look better in a miniskirt than some 20-year-olds and there’s no reason not to wear one. It’s all about the occasion you’re dressing for. For instance, if you’re going on a cruise, you need clothes that will let you soak up the sun effectively. You may want to wear biker shorts and a t-shirt to go jogging. But you wouldn’t wear your workout clothes to a wedding, right?. Similarly, you wouldn’t wear the pajama pants you have on while doing chores around the house to go to a job interview. Assess the formality or informality of the occasion and dress appropriately. Not only will you feel better about what you’re wearing, but other people will think you look nice too.
5. Wear What You Feel Good In
Confidence is probably the most important thing you own, whether you’re stepping out in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or a short skirt. If you feel that you look good and you’re happy with what you’re wearing, you should wear it. The fact that you like what you’re wearing will make something look better on you than if someone else comes along and dresses you in clothes you dislike. You need to be yourself and attain a style that you will like and not care so much about what other people say. Dressing is just half the battle, you have to look confident and proud in what you wear for the whole package to be complete.
As you can see, these 5 rules can be applied to any occasion and at any time. While the trends change, you can still be saved by following these golden rules.