Effortless Dress

Effortless Dress

Every woman wants shop effortlessly and to  look as if her clothes where especially made for her.   Through the use a few simple tips , you can find a dress that will make you feel as if it  where  made just for you:

 

 

1.  Know your dress size

 

 

Before shopping for your perfect dress, it is important that you measure yourself and know your dress size.  Your dress size measurements are taken to determine which size will provide the closest fit based on the designer’s  dress size chart.

Measure your chest at the fullest point of your bust line

Wrap the tape measure around your waistline to determine your waist size.  Your  waistline is the thinnest point on your waist, just above your hip bones

Take your hip measurement at the fullest point of your hips

2.  Dress for your body type
Make sure you know what flatters your body type and identify your key assets.  If you have great legs, get a dress that reveals your  calves.  Know which fabrics and textures are most flattering.  For example: Shiny, bulky, or stiff textures can make you appear bigger than you really are.   A dress with detail around the bust can accentuate and make a smaller bust look  more proportional to your body.  Find a dress that’s comfortable.    Make sure it fits. Zip it, button it or clasp it all the way up while you are in  the dressing room.  If you understand what your present body shape and proportions are and know a few style guidelines for your shape you are well on your way to looking your best.  Finding the perfect dress is a whole lot easier when you know your body type.

 

3.  Determine your style

Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion.  Fashion can change very quickly but, style can last forever.  In the end it not about buying more clothes, but  buying the right ones. Ask yourself , what are you most comfortable in?( a long or short dress, knits, bright colors, etc…)  Be honest. Which garments in your closet do you really like. Write down what works and what doesn’t work.  Take a good look at what you already own and assess your buying pattern. 
4.  Determine your budget
Determine your gown budget Your budget is a critical factor to consider before hitting the shops.  Compare prices at several different stores before purchasing.  Browse magazines and website searching for ideas of dresses that suit your style. Therefore its important to take your time and comparison shop in order to find  the best prices possible.
5.  Come armed with the proper gear:

A strapless bra or bustier

Control-top panty hose (gowns go on more smoothly, especially the  often-too-small sample sizes)

A slip if you plan to try on sheaths or slip dresses

Shoes with approximately the same heel height you plan to wear with your dress

The appropriate undergarments while you try on dresses will give you a better idea of the  final look.   A woman should feel sexy under her clothes, besides, what you wear  next to your skin is the foundation of an amazing outfit

Give yourself plenty of time to look and try on different styles of dresses.  Shopping for a dress should be fun.  Bring  along a friend.
How do you shop for a dress? We wanna know:
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

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