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#5 Tips on Looking Good

To look slimmer and minimise your widest points, always wear a size that is slightly looser rather than too snug. It's better to go up a size and look slim, than wear a smaller size and show bulges. Avoid wearing wide belts below the hip if you are pear shaped. It will draw the eye to the hip line and make your hips, thighs, tummy and rear appear larger. Wear eye catching accessories closer to your slimmer angles to draw the eye away from your widest point. The more flesh you show, the larger you look. Avoid wearing skimpy tops, spaghetti straps, short skirts and low cut dresses. To look slimmer, choose tops and blouses with three quarter sleeves, longer...

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#4 Planning Your Ideal Wardrobe

If you haven't worn it for more than 2 years, throw it out and start again. Have a good pruning session then really think about how you want to restyle and restock your wardrobe for the future. In all honesty, you do not need to spend a fortune on clothes in order to have a well stocked wardrobe. Women who do spend a lot on clothes usually do so out of habit which in the end means a wardrobe full of clothes that were probably impulse buys rather than a well planned and disciplined shopping spree. The best way to plan your outfits is to start with the basics and then continue grouping your clothes into categories such as the...

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#3 How To Choose The Right Look For You

Have you ever wondered how some women always seem to look effortlessly in style all of the time while others never quite get their look together no matter how hard they try? Instead of it being a case of trial and error or a series of ill planned shopping mistakes, it's no big secret. However, there is a science and a little bit of skill involved when it comes to finding a look and style that is perfect for you. It all comes down to understanding your body shape. (See the previous page Identifying Your Body Shape). Once you know which body shape you are, choosing your clothes will become so much easier. The Balanced Body This is where your upper...

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#2 Identifying Your Shape

Before you begin creating a look and style that's right for you, you need to work out both your horizontal and vertical body shapes. There are six main horizontal body shapes. 1. The TriangleYou tend to be larger on your lower body especially around the hips, tummy and thigh area, and smaller on your upper body particularly around your bust and shoulders. The triangle body shape is also referred to as the pear shape. If you have this body shape, the aim is to bring the body into balance by making the upper body appear wider and the lower body more narrow. This can be done by wearing darker plain colours on the lower body and more patterned styles on...

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#1 Discover Which Clothes Suit You Best

All women want to look their best in whatever they wear. However, looking good has little to do with fashionable trends. It's far more about dressing correctly for our age, shape, size and the life we lead as well as feeling confident about how we look which helps build our self esteem and helps to create a more positive body image. It's also about feeling comfortable in our choice of clothes. When we feel good it shows in our outward attitude in a very positive way.  For many women, clothes are our camouflage for all our perceived flaws and imperfections so wearing the right clothes to hide the parts of our bodies we don't like while maximising all our good...

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