There are plenty fashion rules that have circulated for centuries, and these days, the old rules will not cut it. Today, you need to forget about the old rules of not wearing white after labor day and saving all of your shimmer for the evening. If you want to learn how to dress your body well and look better everyday, try to avoid the following brand new fashion don’ts.
Don’t think function over fashion. If your excuse for not dressing your body better is simply that you are dressing for the weather or you just want to be “comfortable,” it is probably time for a change. Don’t just by oversized clothing that is frumpy and totally not figure flattering because you want to be “comfortable.” If you take your time and try things on you will find that well fitted clothing that is appropriate for your body type actually is quite comfortable. If you get the proper size and the proper style, you can look good, be shielded from the weather, and feel comfortable.
Don’t use size numbers alone to determine whether or not your clothes will fit you. Every boutique, department store, and clothing shop is going to have sizes on their outfits. Your size will not be the same in all stores, so get over it. Sometimes, even though you might feel bad about it, the appropriate size for your body will mean looking for a higher number in some stores than in others. It is much better to buy a larger size and look good than to wear something that doesn’t really fit you, and will make you look bigger. If your outfits are busting at the seams, you will look larger than you are.
The final don’t is this: do not think that your appearance doesn’t matter. You might say that you don’t care what other people think. The reality is, however, that if you have certain career goals in mind and you don’t look the part, you won’t get the part. Everyone, even if they try to deny it, wants the respect of others, especially at work. Dress to look the best that you can look in appropriate clothing for your profession. Don’t make excuses or sell yourself short of the opportunity to look put together to potential clients and potential employers.
The clothing that you put on your body says a lot about who you are. Let it match who you are inside. Let the world know that you respect yourself enough to dress well.