Sunday, July 6, 2008

Uniform Dressing

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "uniform dressing"? Military? Parochial school? Flight attendants?

Have you ever considered finding your own personal uniform?

Not in the sense of wearing the same outfit day in and day out...but instead narrowing down the styles of clothes that you DO wear to a select few...the ones that look the very best on you.

There are many style books out there that deal more than adequately with finding the most flattering styles of clothing for your figure. I won’t attempt to do that here since the information exists so many other places. One of the most comprehensive sources I've encountered is Style Rx, by Bridgette Raes.

I will say that generally speaking there are a few styles of garments that will look the best on you because of your build and proportion, and you should make an effort to find out what they are. Likewise there are a few styles that will not look good on you and will work at cross purposes. And there are general rules, such as vertical lines lengthen and horizontal stripes widen that everyone should be aware of.

However, I’m a little reluctant to say that these “rules” of dressing should be the final say…because certainly one can become crazed trying to figure out what to wear if you are a long-waisted long necked large busted long armed short legged person. Jiminy crickets! Figure out your most pressing figure concerns, and deal with them. Understand also that as styles change over time our eyes adjust to the changing silhouettes that are popular, and styles that we once thought made us look short (bootleg jeans) now do the opposite. This doesn’t mean that just because poofy skirts are all the rage that they will make you look skinny. Ummm, no. Find a balance that works for you. You want to be thinking in general enough terms that you can know what to buy for yourself for a great many years to come.

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Susan said...

I have yet to figure out my 'style'. In fact, I still haven't gotten the closet cleaned out. I've misplaced a lovely yellow/black/white skirt that would be ideal (if I could only find it) this weekend. Off to hunt...

RobFromGa said...


Good info, and I'll definitely stay away from "poofy skirts".

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Lisa M. McLellan said...

Thank goodness for the long tops that have come back in style. This is my style honestly!

S Chambers said...

I am a big fan of adopting a "uniform" for business. It is part of your persona. I learned it in the military and since it seemed like a good idea then I have kept at it.

Steve Chambers
Sales Trainer and Sales Coach

Romance Coach, Online Dating Coach said...

Hi Jennifer,

St Johns knits with a touch of classy sexiness is becoming MY uniform.

sexy classy

Even my cas outfits.

All the best, dear,

April Braswell
Romance Coach, Internet Personals, Singles, On-line Dating Coach, Life Partner Relationship Coaching