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Makeover Your Wardrobe For 2008

Dec 29, 2007
With the new year, it is time for a new image. Time to streamline your wardrobe so that everything fits and flatters you perfectly. Make those I-have-nothing-to-wear days history. Pare down your wardrobe ruthlessly and throw out anything that does not make you look amazing.

Set aside a day, or two to try on every item of clothing you own.

Does it look good on you?
Yes? Keep it.
Maybe? Throw it out.
No? Throw it out too.

Okay, you need not throw them into a bin. You could give them away to someone who might appreciate it more all sell them to a second hand store.

Take stock of what you have left? You would probably be left with very few items if you have gone through your wardrobe thoroughly, with a critical eye.

Before you shop for the latest Spring/summer styles, stop. You do not want to fill your wardrobe with more clothes that do not flatter you. What looks great on your best pal could very well look awful on you.

Spring/Summer 2008 fashion is elegant. From simple cuts to tiered dresses. Colors range from black, white (classics every season) to tan to mint green and pink and purple. No must wear color or must wear shape or strict skirt length. The only rule is to wear something that makes you look fabulous and that is the attitude you should take when revamping your wardrobe. Vertical stripes are hot this season which is a boon for anyone who could use their slimming effect.

Study the clothes you are keeping. The ones that make you look great. Does any particular color dominate?

Speaking about color, do you know which colors really flatter you?
The right colors make a world of difference. A simple dress in your color can make you look radiant, but the exact same dress in a different color that clashes with your skin tone could make you look sickly. Choose your colors carefully.

Do you look better in cool colors or warm colors? If there already is a particular color, like electric blue or gold or peach that makes you look particularly wonderful, make that the basic color in your wardrobe and get at least a skirt, a pair of pants, a top and a dress in that shade. Then search for other colors that complement your chosen color and which make you look amazing.

When you buy clothing, do not look at the size alone. Size is but a number, conjured up according to the whims of the fashion houses. You don't have to be a size zero to look gorgeous. You do have to wear clothes that fit your actual size and which flatter your figure type if you want to look your best.

Measure the widest part of your hip and the largest part of your bustline. Are your hips larger than your bust or is your bustline larger than your hips?

If your hips are larger, you are bottom heavy or pear shaped.
If both are about the same, plus minus an inch, you have an hourglass figure.
If your bust is larger than your hips than you are top heavy.

This fact alone determines what types of outfits you should go for if you want to look your very best.

If you are bottom heavy, you can get away with padded jackets. Printed tops, frills on the top and any details that draw attention to the top half of your body is desirable. You might want to wear something dark a plain to visually shrink your hips. Bubble skirts, pleated skirt or anything that draws attention to your hips would only make them bigger and make you look disproportionate.

If you are top heavy, you can wear any type of pants. You can even get away with a full skirt or pleated one. By the way, many models are top heavy, so yours is a very desirable figure type. Then again watch what you wear on top. If your bust is big, you could wear plunging necklines or clothes that show off your cleavage so you would look sexy and not fat.

If you have an hourglass figure, you've got the ideal figure and can get away with most outfits.
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