What are some rules about dressing you follow but you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others?
I kind of recommend everything I do to everyone just to put it out there. If it helps or works for them, I’m happy! If not, well, I tried.
I follow a lot of rules related to my body type, for sure.
I’m an inverted triangle with broad shoulders.
Countless of women have tried to tell me I do not have broad shoulders but I can clearly see that my shoulders are wider than my hips.
I don’t hate them per se, I just dress for it because what am I going to do? I can’t make them slimmer!
So, I try very hard to avoid buying spaghetti strapped tops, I completely abhor tube tops, halter tops and anything that accentuates how wide my shoulders are.
The only minor time I bend that rule is with spaghetti straps, like when I bought this pinstriped spaghetti strapped (!!!!) bustier tie top.
I knew I could wear a blazer or jacket over it most of the time, and I loved the silhouette & ease of it so much (it’s a cotton BUSTIER…) that I had to have it.
I knew I would never see a piece like this again and I have since been proven right.
Otherwise, I adhere to pretty much rules that I want to avoid seeing on other women, such as overexposure on top and on the bottom *cough*, and just general sad sloppiness.
I feel really sad when I see women who think they have nothing to style, give up completely and wear these terrible chino pants made for men, men’s shoes, with a button up shirt.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey