Well I have and even on a dark, miserable January
morning I should have taken my sunglasses! Almost
every window and interior was filled with the brightest
most garish colours imaginable! Greys, tweeds and
neutrals have certainly been given their marching
orders and have been replaced with bright orange,
citrus yellow, cerise, bold turquoise and so on.
Anyone afraid of colour in their wardrobe will have
a hard time spending any money this spring, as will
I. Although I dont mind a splash of colour in the
warmer months, I must admit to preferring subtle shades
and find these really bold colours very unflattering
on most tones of skin.
I suppose Ill have to take comfort in the assurances
of the fashion designers that white will be a key
colour again this year, thank goodness. Somehow I
just cant see myself in peacock blue, emerald green
or paint-box purple so for now, my purse is staying
firmly in my handbag!
Tip If youre short on time then avoid hair
products which list oil high up on their ingredients as
they tend to add to blow drying times, soft-mist leave in
conditioners are a quicker option.
of us would like to look a little taller and slimmer
and whilst we can all lose a few pounds theres not an awful
lot we can do about our height.
These days women are loathe to take the uncomfortable and
long-term damage causing route of always wearing high
heels, but we can all achieve the appearance of a taller,
slimmer figure by choosing our clothes carefully. Here are
a few tips to try next time you are choosing an outfit.
Wearing a slightly fitted dress
over boot-cut trousers will instantly slim curves and
draw the eye to the length of the body especially effective
if you use one colour from head to toe.
Choose a long length necklace
and long dangly ear-rings to elongate the neck and torso.
If you are traditionally pear-shaped
wear plain black boot-cut or wider leg
trousers with a vivid coloured top to focus attention
away from lower half. lime green or cerise are excellent
colours to draw the attention to the face.
Single breasted jackets are more
slimming than double breasted types and jackets without
reveres worn with a really long silk scarf will elongate
If you are petite dont go for sloppy-Joe type clothes
that will always swamp what figure you have and make you
appear shorter. For casual wear try shorter, square-cut
t-shirts and sweat pants that have a slimmer leg.
Avoid trousers with pleated fronts
or pockets as these will add inches to your middle. Double
jersey is an excellent fabric for slimming and lengthening
the look of the leg. Choose a variety with a deep elasticised
waistband to wear under a longer length top that falls
away from the bust-line and skims the hips to avoid drawing
attention to the midriff.
when youve sorted your clothes dont forget that
hairstyles can also do a lot for our figure. If your
face and body are slightly rounded dont go for a
bobbed style which will give you a monkish appearance.
Flick hair out away from the jaw line to slim the
face. To add height and slim the figure instantly,
try piling your hair on top of your head loosely and
then pinning. Straight away you will emphasize the
neck and jaw line with a lower cut top to expose the
dιcolletι area you will appear to have gained several