From dressing casual but smart, to high fashion knowing what is on trend is only part of the equation of dressing well.
Dressing to your body shape, accentuating what you want people to notice and drawing the eye away from the things that you don’t want to be overly noticed, is also key to dressing well.
Eles Clothing, an online clothing retailer have been helping women to dress with both style and confidence, without breaking the budget for some time now.
With fashion and trends changing so quickly, it can be difficult to stay on track and up to the minute with trends.
With these five simple tips, as well as a few tweaks and adjustments of your own, you can be on trend and look simply impeccable too.
#1 It’s all in the fabric
How do you choose a key piece? Do you opt for shape and colour? Or maybe you choose a style that you know flatters your figure?
Whilst all these are to be applauded, style and colour should not be the only factors on which you base your decision.
In fact, designers and leading brands have been more focal and obvious in their choice of fabrics in recent times, as have the celebrities wearing them too. Choosing the right fabric is key for many reasons:
- The wrong fabric can make you look too boxy or too skinny
- Some fabrics ‘cling’ – which might be exactly what you want, providing that it clings to all the right places…
Natural fabrics seem to be making their way back in as the favoured option so as you shop look for trendy gear made from cotton, wool gabardine, wool microfiber blends, wool crepe and silk and cotton blends.
Yes, your clothes may fit you like a glove but making sure you have the proportions correct is a fashion tip every woman should be aware of.
The rule is simple: short over long, or long over short.
Keep this simple rule in mind as you choose your outfit can help in creating an even more pleasing silhouette to the eye.
#3 Know when ‘enough is enough’
Statement necklaces, gorgeous chunk bracelets and bling everywhere may be enticing and fun to wear but if you are wanting to be have the edge on sophistication, the old saying that less is more is worth remembering.
Too much bling and ‘accessory fussiness’ can make you look heavier (not the look you may have been hoping for) and can also reduce the versatility of your wardrobe too. This doesn’t mean however you have to stick to just one item or statement piece when it comes to accessories. But, one key item is better that too much going on when it comes to ‘statement pieces’.
#4 Darker tones in patterns
Patterned items are a great way to hide a million sins and a trick that many of us rely on. But did you know, that patterns can have the opposite effect to what you desire?
Luckily, there is a way of making sure that patterns really do work for you. Choosing patterns that have a darker background can make them far more flattering if you are using them to ‘hide’ the area you are not confident about or are wanting to create a slender silhouette.
Tonal patterns can also have the same effect, such as pink mixed with red and so on.
#5 Black is not the only colour
For those that want colour and sophistication, black is not the only colour that can give you the look that you are craving.
Thus the tip you need to know is you are intent on experimenting with colour – three colours maximum and that’s it. You don’t want a rainbow mix of colours from head to toe.
Bonus tip – The basics
We couldn’t just leave it at five – we wanted to sneak another quick tip in!
Every woman needs to make sure the basics of the wardrobe are up to date, flattering and stylish. They are simple pieces – the must-have skinnies jeans, the white bumps, the plain white shirt etc. – but these key items will carry you a long way in the coming months. Dress them up with balanced, elegant accessories or play them down with a simple necklace or minimal bling.
But make sure you invest in quality basic pieces too. The jeans need to be the best that your budget will stretch too as they will last several seasons and a high quality cotton shirt that flows and forgives it perfect for any woman, no matter how tall or small, or body shape.
Eles Clothing is an online wholesale clothing business, with many years’ experience of buying and selling high quality, on trend clothing for women, men and children. Understanding fashion means that they know the key pieces their customers want.