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Is Your Wardrobe Working For or Against You?

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Charma looking sassy in flattering boot-cut jeans and skimming jacket

Charma looking sassy in flattering boot-cut jeans and skimming jacket

Yikes! Did you know wearing the wrong styles of clothes for your body-type can easily make you look 5 -20 lbs heavier than you are? No one wants that. Your clothes should work for you, not against you.  So make sure one of your goals in 2017 is to get your look and wardrobe in tip-top shape.  Let’s get started!

How do you know if your wardrobe is working for you? It’s easy, you feel good in everything you wear. If you’re constantly second guessing your outfits, then something is amiss.

Keep the frump-factor at bay by making sure your hair, makeup, eyeglasses and clothes are up-to-date.  Do you need to update them every year? Of course not, but if you’ve made no changes in let’s say…. 5 + years (being generous here), it’s definitely time for a re-fresh. Check out Amanda, PattieVal and Linda in The Wright Fit’s Portfolio page.


One of the best tips I can give you is to embrace clothes that “skim.” Avoid anything that’s too tight or too baggy, as they will both make you look heavier and disheveled.  Pieces that skim the hips and tummy are typically flattering.

Missy in flattering and tummy-skimming bypass top

Missy in flattering and tummy-skimming bypass top

If you’re self-conscious about an area, such as your hips and thighs, then don’t bring attention there. Here’s an example: avoid the trending, bold-print yoga leggings and opt for the solid, darker versions instead.  Wear a brighter color or print on your upper body. Doing so will de-emphasize your hips and thighs and bring attention to your pretty face.  Just because there’s a trend out there, it doesn’t mean you have to wear it.

Always ask yourself if a style will work for or against you.  Something that simple can make a huge difference in how you look and feel about yourself.