Last week I wrote a blog on dressing for all man-kind! And that got me thinking to write one on what not to wear or rather basic guidelines on appropriate wear. I have written specifications in certain articles, but maybe I should write on correct dressing or rather what is unattractive. how do I look? Was about correcting style myths as per body type. This blog will be more on what is presentable. So here’s some dressing gyan :
1. Super low waist jeans with short tops : doesn’t matter if your super skinny, coz no one wants too see anyone’s backside hanging out of their pants. Its not only inappropriate but even looks trashy. You can wear tops till your waist and that looks nice but crop tops with low waist are a no-no.
2. Yoga pants are not work wear : black yoga pants do not equal tights or leggings or slacks. Definitely not work wear or even casual, there is a reason they are work out clothes.
3. Party wear does not mean formal work wear : sequins, gotta patti, stone work and shimmer outfits are not office wear. Work wear has to be neat and structured minus the shine, embroidery works but stonework doesn’t. So heavy embroidery suits, shiny fabrics, gottapatti sarees are a no no. They should look nice and neat.
4. Prints on print : strictly depends on the print (printerest). Stripes, checks, polka dots on abstract, tribal, floral, etc. Just doesn’t work. You look not only mismatched but also too busy. Each outfit has to have a focal point, but this combination would have so many things that it represents a bad chaos. So solid and prints, subtle prints with bold prints create the right balance on prints in an outfit.
5. Peeping underclothes : yes low backs are so sexy but can be totally insect if one can see your bra. Just as know one wants to see someone’s behind no ones wants to see your underclothes. There are so many ways to avoid this fashion fauxpas like wearing outfits with built in cups, stick on bras or just by wearing a very low back bra. It will not only help you look sexy in your low cut choli but even look more polished. The same way avoid your bra straps peeping from underneath your sleeveless or off shoulder tops.
5. Matching eyeshadow to your outfit : it is the dream of every Indian beauty parlour make up artist but the biggest mistake for every bride. Make up should compliment your look not compete with it. A hint of green liner with your deep green outfit is acceptable but not a full blown green eyeshadow with black liner. Make up is used for enhancing your beauty not to mirror the clothes you wear. So girls, go easy on the purple, reds, blue and green add them.to your eyeliners instead.
7. Stocking or socks with open shoes : just like no one wants to see your underclothes peeping the same is applicable for peeptoes and sandals especially if the toe is not reinforced. There is a reason they are socks and shoes and not socks and sandals.
8. Super tight me : clothes should fit right and not be 2 sizes smaller. They should give you a figure and shape and not look like you are squeezed into them. Clothes are a tool to put your best self forward.
9. One shade lighter foundation : foundations are used to cover blemishes and give you flawless skin and not look 2 shades lighter or darker than the rest of your body. Natural beauty is your best feature, so go for the exact shade and look beautiful.
10. Over accessorize : there is one thing to wear chunky jewellery and another to represent a Christmas tree. Jewellery is a little bling added and the beauty lies in subtlety, like a statement necklace, a cocktail ring, big earrings, chunky bracelets, etc. But if you wear all of them together then you will be blinged out, so wear one big piece at a time.
Thus, these are some tips on how to dress correctly and appropriately. These are my personal opinions but look at it from another person’s view and you will see why it works.
You should opt for clothing in which you are comfortable in and at the same time which enhances not appearance and not diminish it. So next time you are getting ready keep these pointers in mind, and voila you are appropriately dressed.
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