We have all seen them, “Do I look good naked, Extreme Makeover, Trinny and Susannah” and many more very entertaining but arguably irrelevant to the plight of the average woman waking up in the morning and thinking how much time do I have to get dressed and ready before the children are up? This would be immediately followed by the myriad of jobs that have to be done whilst desperately trying to style a look to equal a 20 something that has just walked onto the set of a photo shoot in Milan at sunrise.
Can it really be done? The short answer is YES with a personal stylist, hairdresser and a decent bank balance. That is out of the question for most however the good news is that it doesn’t have to be that hard.
The starting point is a basic understanding of body shape or to be more precise your own. Then move onto colours that best suit your complexion and only then will you be ready to start finding styles that best shape you. I know what you are thinking “that is easy for you to say. How do I do that without employing an expensive stylist and on a budget?” One simple way is to use free services that are already available, for example: www.istylista.com.
This personal stylist site helps women to identify and recommend garment styles by first evaluating your shape, size and colour tones. The garment result examples presented might be a little pricey but the style ideas are priceless because it is personal to you and grouped by occasion e.g. work, casual or feminine to mention a few.
Once armed you can hit the high street or use a British based designer fashion comparison site like www.stylecompare.co.uk to do a search based on your style guide and budget, housing over 120,000 designer garments from many of the major retailers. Some examples are: ASOS, DKNY, Miss Selfridges, House of Fraser, Topman, Moschino and hundreds more.
With the confidence of understanding your ever changing shape and taste you can build an affordable fashion style that you know will shape you beautiful, even on a sprint.