It’s In The Shape Wear

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It’s In The Shape Wear

The appropriate undergarments  give you a smoother and sleek final look. Shape wear is a fabulous way to disguise your less perfect parts and create a gorgeous silhouette.

The goal is to tighten up  those not so firm areas and feeling as comfy at the same time.  Comfort is key in making shape wear work for you!  There are all types of shape wear out there look for ones that will fit your needs.  For example some fabrics can be breathable enough to wear during summer, while others may be heavier for a firmer control. If you need a little extra help creating a shapely figure and you want to minimize the bulge, try the shape wear that fits your needs.
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Tracey Evelyn is a Body Image and Fashion Consultant who helps women to learn to  love their bodies and reinvent themselves through Wardrobe Styling, Makeup Artistry and Personal Shopping.

Contact: Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com     Twitter: @Traceyevelyninc Phone: 484-479-6730

The Chambray Shirt

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The Chambray Shirt

 

Why I like the chambray shirt………It is one the easiest pieces to wear and it goes with absolutely everything.  Pair the chambray shirt with a pencil skirt and a blazer and off to the office you go or transition your  chambray shirt with a pair of leggings for a night out  with the girls.   It’s basically a universally flattering piece.  So there you have it, here are a few more reasons why I like the chambray shirt:

 

* They are classic
* Versatile
* It’s the new neutral
* Flattering on most body shapes
* They are body length
* Stylish
* Dazzling slightly oversize fit

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7 Helpful Tips To Keep Your Wardrobe Looking Fresh

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Taking proper care and keeping your wardrobe looking fresh are just as important as determining what you will be wearing to work or that special event. Keeping your closet organized and your wardrobe looking fresh can save you time and money.  It is so convenient to reach into your closet, grab an outfit and go.  Let’s not forget, looking sharp in a matter of minutes.  Here are seven helpful tips to keeping your wardrobe looking fresh:  
1. Uniform Hangers
 Uniform hangers keep your clothes at the same level,creates more space and it reduces visual clutter.  Try to use hangers with some sort of foam or grip  (stay away from wire hangers).
2.  Lint Roller
Quickly removes lint, dust, pet hair & dandruff from your work clothes so that you can look your best.  
3.  Shout Wipes
Shout Wipes are an instant stain treatment towelette that works on clothing to remove excess residue from the stained area.  

4.  Febreze
Fabric Refresher and odor eliminator.  
5. Sewing Kit
Try to get a sewing kit that has hem tape for needle-free repairs. Velcro (patches or strips with adhesive for temporary fixes!) These little extras will come in handy.  
6. Shoe Shine Kit
It has often been said that you can tell much about a person by looking at their shoes.  Keep leather shoes and articles looking new longer.  
7. Hand Held Steamer
It steams away wrinkles in less time than ironing. Safer on clothes.

** How do you keep your wardrobe looking fresh? We wan to know, leave a comment:

Tracey Evelyn is a Image and Fashion Consultant who helps women to learn to love what they see when they look into the mirror , understand their personal style and enhance their appearance through Wardrobe Styling, Makeup Artistry and Personal Shopping. Contact: Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com Twitter: @Traceyevelyninc Phone: 484-479-6730

Do You Know Your Body Shape?

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Do you know your body shape?  If you understand what your present body shape, proportions are and know a few clothing and style guidelines for your shape, you are well on your way to looking your best. Getting dressed is a whole lot easier when you know your body type.  Start by identifying your body shape.  Most women fall into one these categories:

 

Triangle Shape

Shoulders are very narrow compared to the hips.

Larger at the hips, sometimes very curvy.





Inverted Triangle Shape

Shoulders are wider than your hips, by a good couple of inches.

You may or may not have a waist, many V shapes tend to have a shorter waist.

Your hips look straight given your shoulders being broad.

You have little to no waist definition.

 

Rectangle Shape

Few visible curves.

Very little to no defined waist.

Waist is the same or slightly narrower than shoulders and hips.

Figure may be slim or broad.

 

Hourglass Shape

Shoulders and hips are equally proportioned.

Waistline is very well defined, usually 8 to 10 inches smaller than bust and hips.

This body shape is also known as the proportioned shaped in some fashion references.

 

Diamond Shape

Hips are broader than you bust and shoulders and you have a full midsection.

Waistline is undefined and the widest part of your frame.

Slightly more weight in the upper legs, but the lower legs are shapely.

The arms tend to proportionately slender.

 

Oval or Round Shape

A heavy frame with a prominent tummy.

A wide hip-line and more than likely a large bust.

Waist is wider from both front and side views, and rounded

Shoulders and hips are balanced, but narrower than waist






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Do’s and Don’ts to help you love getting dressed !

What should I wear?  I don’t like the way this looks on me!  We have to face this decision daily.  I doesn’t matter if you are a size four or a size twenty four, every women I know has some insecurity about her body. What keeps women from getting dressed and loving the results?  What it boils down to is, that we are all looking hide our problem areas and mask our insecurities.  Who are you? It is time to learn to dress your personality and learn to be content in your own skin and dress accordingly. The most important step to loving what you wear is ” Wearing confidence and a positive attitude “.  Wearing the right clothes will add to that confidence.  Learn to love your body!

Ask any woman she will tell you regardless your body shape and height, the way you dress can make or break your appearance. Flattering your figure isn’t just about dressing a certain way, you need to take into consideration; colors, fabric and textures to make sure you look and feel your best.
Unlike other parts of our lives that involve other people, your body and how you dress it are under your absolute control. Take control of your appearance because, it is yours. A few strategies to Maximize your Potential:

DO:

*   Stand Tall, throw those shoulders back,  tuck that tummy in, take a deep breath, and smile.  You’ll look better without spending a cent.

*   Vertical lines Lengthen and Slim. 

*   Wear larger and busy prints where you want people to focus and smaller print where you wants to minimize attention.    

*  Match hose to hemline and shoe colors,this combination elongates the legs.                   

*  To appear taller, combine colors that are similar in value ( lightness & darkness). 

*  Wear subtle vertical pinstripes to elongate. 

*  A knit garment drapes and hugs the body to add shape.     

*  Pants with clean lines( no pleats, no pockets) this can be slimming.   

*  Wearing black and other dark colors will make you look thinner.

*  Do wear color near your face, wearing color, even as an accent will make you look prettier.

*  Have a bra fitting (Properly selected and fitted undergarments can make a huge deference in how you look and feel)

      

 Don’t:        

*  Avoid wearing thick bulky fabrics where you are bulky. 

Example: If you are “top heavy” combine a lightweight blouse with a heavier bottom.  Let your fabrics create visual balance.            

*  Horizontal lines make you look wider.    

*  Light and Dark color combinations shorten the body.                         

*  Shiny fabric such as satin will both cling and reflect even the most minor figure curve.

*  A stiff or firm fabric will create volume and make clothes look and feel overly structured.

*  Don’t wear long tops if you are short.

*  A square boxy jacket will make you look bulky

*  Never compromise on fit- if an item can’t be altered or you’re not prepared to spend the money on an alteration don’t buy.

It is important to learn to love yourself and to do things that make you feel good! Find a method of exercise that you enjoy and do it regularly. Don’t exercise to lose weight or to fight your body.  Do it to make your body healthy and strong and because it makes you feel good. Exercise…..walk with your head held high, supported by pride and confidence in yourself as a person.  Don’t let your weight or shape keep you from activities that you enjoy. The best way to dress for your body shape is to pick one body part you love and feature it!  Distract yourself, by dressing in clothes that take away from what you think of as your worst features and accentuate the features that you love.  Don’t be afraid to show it off!  Wear comfortable clothes that you like, that express your personal style, and that feel good to your body. Love getting dressed!  Count your blessings, not your blemishes!

 Leave a comment to let us know what do you do to love the skin you are in?   Tracey

Tracey Evelyn Reed is a visual brand specialist with over 15 years experience in the beauty industry. As an accomplished wardrobe stylist and make-up artist, she’s also a licensed esthetician.  Her company, Tracey Evelyn Beautiful You, provides customized skin-care programs, make-up lessons, eyelash extensions, wardrobe consulting and personal shopping services. Tracey specializes in helping women reinvent their style and take their look to the next level. www.traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com  Follow her on Twitter at @TraceyEvelyninc                         484-479-6730 phone