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An important tip for when you are trying on clothes:

If you plan to add to your wardrobe this summer, I have one important piece of advice for you. 

When you try something on, whether in the fitting room or in the comfort of your own home, I want you to slow down. Take a moment to make any adjustments to how you might wear the item of clothing in order to get a true impression of how well it works (or not).

Please don’t just throw it on and hope for the best.

Sometimes when I’m working with a client, they try something on and then turn to me with a non-plussed expression. They can’t see that this item is doing anything for them.

I’ll then take a moment to adjust how it sits on their shoulders. I might alter the hemline, by ruching it up over their tummy (rather than pulling it all the way down), or tucking it in, or half-tucking. I usually push or roll up the sleeves to show some skin. I might undo an extra button whether at the neck or hemline. I assess how this piece would work best for their particular shape or style and what they might add to the outfit.

Only then can we make an informed decision as to whether it’s a winner.


If you know you do this, try THE FOLLOWING tips:

  • If an outfit needs particular underwear – put that on before you decide to keep it.
  • Don’t pull a stretchy top right over your tummy if you are conscious of that area being bigger than you’d like. Ruche it or tuck it and ‘blouse’ it over.
  • Most tops and jackets look best with the sleeves pushed up a bit (unless you are very classic in your style).
  • Think about creating a balanced silhouette – if you are trying on a fitted top, you might need a wider or looser fitting piece on your lower half to make it work.
  • Add some jewellery if you think the outfit needs it.
  • Decide on footwear too – this can make or break an outfit.

I hope these tips help you to give your clothes a proper chance! See how you feel about your clothes the next time you try something on. Let me know how you get on by leaving a comment below!

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