Your Clothes: “I Have a Date – What Do I Wear?????!!!!”

May 4th, 2008

Okay I’ve said this before, but spring really is here and since I’m a “glass half full” kind of gal, I’m stickin’ to it. That said, the weather IS going to get better and we’re going to be outside much more often. So what does one wear on a summer date?

Here are my fool-proof, Go-To date solutions for ladies and gents:

Women, men are attracted to us for the differences between us. Which means men love a woman that looks like a woman so in my opinion, nothing’s more feminine than a dress or a skirt. Both garments are ideal in that they are flattering, empowering and from a practical standpoint, slenderizing. Yes slenderizing because with the absence of an inseam, dresses and skirts have the ability to smooth out the hips, thighs, bum and tummy. Of course it takes some know-how to find one that will best flatter your particular figure, but in general make sure you’ve two things going for you:

1.) Hemlines; the two most flattering lengths are to the knee (just above, at, or just below the knee) and to the ankle. These are the two thinnest parts of the leg so when the hemline falls mid-calf, it just screams “ALTERATIONS!” to me.

2.) Fit; this is trickier, however if you’re looking in the mirror trying to convince yourself you look good in it or vacillating on it in any way – it’s a definite “NO”. You should be able to look in the mirror and think to yourself “YES!” That’s a home-run piece to own.

Gentlemen regardless of your height or weight, you look instantly buff in a sport coat, whether worn with jeans or slacks – doesn’t matter. It instantly gives you that Wedge-looking body, meaning if you have flaws, they’re minimized and if you don’t, it enhances your already decent physique.

Two main things to keep in mind with a sport coat are:

1.) Make sure your shoulder seams are congruent with your shoulders. Too much or too little shoulder looks like you’ve borrowed it from someone else.

2.) Jacket hems: the bottom of your jacket should cover your bottom. If it doesn’t, you probably need a “Long” in whatever size you wear.

Until next time…

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