Fashion Tips for Women

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Whatever your lifestyle, the clothes you wear affect your confidence and how you're perceived. You don't have to be a fashionista to know your body and understand what looks good on you. Most women are logically attracted to clothing, styles, and colors that feel good and flatter their figure. It's always a good idea to use past experience to your advantage. Trust your intuition. Sometimes, fashion etiquette comes naturally but it's not always that easy.

If you find yourself second-guessing your wardrobe, we've put together a variety of fashion tips for women who wish to sharpen their fashion sense and utilize clothing to their advantage. Don't forget to accessories for a complete ensemble.

  • Have plenty of neutrals on hand to mix and match.
  • Open collar shirts and scoop necks will lengthen a short neck. Add a long necklace.
  • Tailored clothes flatter most figures.
  • Buy similar styles of the clothes you already own that you think flatter your figure.
  • Always carry a safety pin in your purse for emergencies.
  • Shoulder pads will help you balance large breasts and wide hips, but keep them slim.
  • For a quick fix, if your slacks or slip is too long, roll it up at the waist.
  • Break in your shoes before wearing for an entire day or special occasion.
  • Use dryer sheets or fabric spray to reduce static cling.
  • If you're losing or gaining weight, go to your local thrift store and get some in-between sizes that fit.
  • If you insist on wearing pantyhose, make sure they fit. Tugging on them in public is a no-no.
  • Don't be afraid to try anything new.
  • Always clean your clothing before you store it.
  • Apply your perfume before dressing to prevent staining your clothing.
  • If a department store doesn't have your size, ask. Many stores are set up to call their other stores to locate and ship the desired size directly to you.
  • Beware of those "skinny" mirrors in stores. They are misleading. If a style didn't look good on you in the past, it won't now, unless you've made some significant changes.
  • Don't bare all. Leave some mystery to your look.
  • Fix sticky zippers by rubbing them with some wax or a bar of soap.
  • Secure your buttons by dabbing the backs of them with fingernail polish or clear glue. This prevents the stitching from coming loose.
  • If you're concerned about clingy clothing, don't buy anything with more than 5% Lycra.
  • Leather has a tendency to stretch, so buy your pants one size smaller.
  • Don't fret if you see an outfit in a magazine that is too pricey for your budget. You can probably put together the same outfit at stores such as the Gap and Old Navy, at a fraction of the price. Just cut out the picture and take it shopping with you.
  • Don't try laundering your "dry clean only" garments unless you don't care much about them. The fabrics cannot withstand regular washing and detergent.
  • Stand up straight, have good posture and carry yourself with grace. Not only will you appear taller, you will radiate self confidence and allure.