Posts Tagged: skirts

Random Tip Roundup: Fit and Sizing

fit and sizing tips

Just for kicks, I thought I’d share a few fit and sizing tidbits that have been floating around in my head of late!

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The fuller the skirt, the shorter the hemline feels. If, like me, you adore pleats in your dresses and skirts, be aware that the shape and design may make a slightly above-the-knee hemline feel quite … er, breezy. Go a bit longer than you might ordinarily.

Generally, shorts will fit better if you try a size up from your normal pant size.

Most retailer websites have a general size chart that only hints at how individual garments will fit. Consult the chart to get within your sizing ballpark and, if you can afford to do so, order your normal size and a size up or down. Keep the one that fits best and send back the other. read more

Originally posted 2014-07-17 06:37:43.

A Crash Course in the Golden Ratio

How the Golden Mean (or Golden Ratio) impacts your proportions and fashion choices

I’ve long used my instincts and eye to determine what looked best on myself and others, but over the past few years I’ve realized that there are some guidelines that can help aid my instincts and eye when I doubt myself. I still flub, the guidelines sometimes fail, and – just like everyone – I have my share of unfortunate outfits. But keeping a few of these guidelines in mind has helped me improve my batting average. The most useful guideline of the bunch has been the Golden Ratio. read more

Originally posted 2012-07-05 06:17:10.

Reader Request: Flats with Dresses

How to wear flats with dresses

Reader Kelly e-mailed me this request:

I would love to wear heels and when I was younger and without scoliosis I did; now they seem to be a thing of the past though I keep trying. Could you do a post about flats? Specifically how to make them look good with dresses ( I don’t think they do) or anything for that matter.

So I’ve written a bit about flats and have several posts in the archive with visual examples, and I sent those along to Kelly:

  1. This post talks about making flats work with fancy dresses
  2. This covers balancing shoes and shorts

But let’s talk about flats with dresses. Of the non-fancy variety. And I can hear many of you scoffing through your computer screens as I am a confirmed heels lover myself, but at least give me a shot! read more

Originally posted 2013-03-18 06:37:20.