Getting it right when it comes to fashion can be tricky. With new trends appearing every season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and make choices that you might wish you hadn’t at a later date.
Here, we take a look at some of the most common fashion mistakes that women make, and more importantly, how you can avoid them.
Buying fake designer items
Many women aspire to own designer clothing, but if your budget won’t stretch that far, it can be tempting to buy low quality replicas. The problem with these goods is that most of the time, you can tell that they aren’t the real thing. They won’t have been made with the same care and eye for detail, so you probably won’t be fooling anyone. In addition, they’re often produced in bad conditions with little regard for the workers.
Instead of bowing to the pressure to wear designer, look for high street items that are just as fabulous but kinder to your purse. The overall look will be much better than if you wear fake designer goods.
Flashing too much flesh
Sometimes, less is more when it comes to exposing your skin. You don’t need to bare all to look sexy. If you’ve got a party coming up, consider a classy evening dress. This is the best way to get noticed for all the right reasons.
If you do want to show off your assets, make sure that you choose your outfit carefully. If you’re wearing a short skirt for example, team it with a high neck top. Similarly, if you’re wearing a low cut dress, make sure that it comes to below your knee.
Heels that are too high
There’s no denying that high heels can look amazing. They can give you that little nit of extra height, elongate your legs and make you look slimmer. Even so, this doesn’t mean that they’re comfortable. If you’re wearing shoes that aren’t confident walking in, it will show and you won’t look your best.
Rather than going for towering heels, choose a small kitten heel, a wedge, or even a flat shoe. You’ll definitely thank yourself at the end of a long day on your feet.
Underwear should be the basis of any outfit, but it’s something that is often overlooked. If you aren’t carefully thinking about undergarments when you have a special occasion planned, you’re missing out on an opportunity to look even more fabulous. Good underwear can pull you in and push you up in all the right places, and can have a huge impact on your overall finish.
If you’re not sure if you’re wearing the right size bra, get measured. You’ll be amazed at just how much difference it can make.
This article was brought to you by Ruth Hinds on behalf of Jones and Jones Fashion. J&J is a fashion-forward brand specialising in feminine and sexy pieces in a great range of fabrics and tailoring. From casual day dresses to goingoutdresses, they’re the go-to retailer for quirky and modern styles.