Journal

Fashion Myths

Working as a stylist, I have come across a lot of clients who share with me some of these beliefs or even what they think are facts or fashion no-no’s. I thought I would debunk a few for you this morning.

Fashion myth #1: Prints make you look bigger.

Prints are very distracting which can be good or bad depending on what you want. If you have a small print such as animal print or tiny polkadots, then it will distract from them larger parts of the body that you mean usually want to conceal.

Fashion myth #2: Ruch dresses are only for thin women.

When you look at a roof dress on the hanger, it looks like it wasn’t song right and maybe if you’re lucky, you can fit it over your big toe. However, ruching is created to stretch out once it’s put on the body and not excess material is supposed to be adjusted on what you think your problem areas may be.

Fashion myth #3: Black and blue don’t go together.

We all know that believed in them goes with almost any kind of color on top, but what about navy and black? It is a long time miss that even I believe for the longest time. A classic navy dress but it’s a little bit more on the formal side will not look terrible with a black bag or pumps. You can also wear a navy blouse with a black belt or something with Black and maybe stripes in them.

Fashion myth #4: Don’t mix prints.

You can never go wrong with leopard print and stripes. Floral and polkadots? Even that can be worn and still look bomb.

Fashion myth #5: I can’t afford to look fashionable.

There are so many stores in the past five years I have made an effort at making pieces that are still trying to be as well as classic. While quality might come into question, you can also good for quality at expensive stores. I would recommend investing in good classic pieces that you can mix-and-match and spending less on those that will be out in six months.

Have you heard any other fashion this that you are curious about or believe or false? Leave them in the comments below!

Thank You

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I just wanted to take this time to thank my family and friends for their support in this journey since I’ve starting Alexandria’s Wardrobe Wonders. I especially want to thank my clients for believing in me and trusting me. I have learned so much from all of you and am excited to learn more! We’ve come so far and I look forward to the years to come.

Flattering Fashion For Every Figure

Body Type: Inverted Triangle

PROS: Broad shoulders that make you look taller and more confident. You usually have great legs.
CONS: You can look top heavy, masculine, and curveless if you don’t wear the right clothes.
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Image #1: Giddy Up
This particular model loves rodeos and spends her free time breaking horses. She wears a button down with a collar to distract from her shoulders. The small print floral helps create a feminine feel to the outfit, while balancing the big buckle and boots. A creme colored hat is perfect and ladylike to go with bootcut jeans. Because the legs are the most flattering part of her body, she can pull off a light wash color and a kick at the bottom.
Image #2: Off to Work
Heels (especially pointed toes), help make the muscular legs look more dainty. A pencil skirt fits her flat bottom well, but hugs it enough to outline it and create a curve. A solid but contrast top paired with a busy, printed cardigan distracts from masculine arms and shoulders.
Image #3: I Work Out
Because inverted triangles have a larger top, a tight exercise tank or sports bra can accentuate her womanly features. However, it’s best to add a low cut hoodie or zip up to distract the eyes from the arms and shoulders. This also slims the overall top half so when you get to the bottom half, you can wear any type of yoga pant. Stay away from basketball shorts or short shorts. Basketball shorts will make you look manly and short shorts will show off a flat butt which you do not want.

Body Type: Circle

PROS: Full hips, shaped butt, and full breasts, accentuating each womanly curve.
CONS: If you cover too much, ( high waisted pants), you’ll look heavier set.Image
Image #1: Hiking through the Woods
For a date through the forrest and over the hills, this model is dressed for the weather. Dark colored Hunter boots and dark jeans make the bottom half appear slimmer. Pair it off with a dark flannel compliments the model’s dark hair and provides warmth for the occasion.
Image #2: On my way to school
Mixing dressy with casual, this model paired off flattering skinny jeans with a striking sold color that has an accent of stringed lace. Hanging loose at the end, this adds a little flare to the overall outfit.
Image #3Off to church
The peach color is a good contrast to the dark hair. It’s tight bodice is flattering for the larger bust section, but flares loose from the rib cage down. This hangs over curves that may not want as much attention.

Body Type: Rectangle

PROS: Slender and usually toned, this body type fits the “skinny model” dream.                   CONS: You look plain without curves, but you can spice it up by choosing soft clothing that’s exciting and flashy.

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Image #1: It’s a bit chilly outside
Try dark skinny jeans with a baggy flannel that hangs low past your waist. Add a bulky coat to add a teasing curve idea. Big on the top with the coat, flowy in the middle (flannel), and skinny on the bottom.
Image #2: Relaxing around the house
Leggings are so comfy, so throw on some flattering leggings and a oversized, colorful sweater. The balance of patterns and solids will create diversity for the overall look. Since your just walking around your apartment, pair it off with some tall comfy socks that include a base color from the sweater but is different than the color of your leggings.
Image #3: Out on the town
Because rectangle shaped figures can pull it off, don’t be afraid to wear a bodycon dress! However, don’t only wear the dress because it will accentuate the fact that you don’t have many curves. Throw on a long cardigan (printed if the dress is solid), and keep it unbuttoned and flowy. This will add mélange and help the outfit have more character and not look so plain and boyish.