Wednesday, August 31, 2011
To start off my series of suggestions for appropriate public dressing, I will cover a few basics first.
To aid me, I am seeking the help of two of my favorite books:
Better Than Beauty, A Guide to Charm (which I blogged about here)
How To Be A Lady: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy
From How To Be A Lady....
A lady does not wear clothes so revealing that they embarrass others.
A lady is mindful of her appearance at all times.
A lady does not buy clothes a size too small in hopes that she will one day be able to wear them.
A lady doesn't wear white shoes before Easter nor after Labor Day.
A lady knows whether she has the figure to wear tight clothing. She knows that just because an item of clothing comes in her size does not mean that she should wear it.
A lady knows that trends come and go, but true style is timeless.
From Better Than Beauty....
(Summarized because it is not bullets like the previous book)
Build your wardrobe around several key pieces and accessories.
Always remove at least one accessory before leaving.
Make sure your clothes look nicely tailored (no missing buttons, loose threads, tears, wrinkles, stains, etc).
These are just a handful of tips to help you on your way to looking your best every day even with minimal effort. We are all busy modern women, so the better our wardrobe, the more confident we are in our outfit choices, and the quicker we can get ready in the morning!