In today’s digital era, it is next to impossible to hide a fashion mistake. More so, if it is done by those who are in the limelight.
The millennial’s favourite pass time, is celeb-watching. Especially those who have made fashion blunders on the red carpet. With so many websites and TV shows functioning as dedicated fashion police, there is little that can go unnoticed. Let’s have a look at these fashion rules, to avoid getting caught on the wrong foot by the omnipresent fashion critics.
1) The three-colour rule: This golden rule, in fashion, is to avoid wearing more than three colours. It is simple. Just pick one prominent colour and the remaining two should complement or provide a good contrast to the main colour. Since white and black are mainly considered shades, you can wear more than three colours, if white is one of those.
2) It’s all in the fit guys: You will be surprised to know how very few women, and men, actually know their real fit. Most of the time, they can be seen in ill-fitted clothing. Especially women, who tend to be in the plus size range forget that clean lines and cuts can add symmetry and length to the body.
3) Layer it up: Layering is not just throwing clothes on, randomly. When done right, layering is an art. It can hide the flaws smartly as well as lend a chic look. Like, Polos work well under the blazer or tweed jackets. Or if you have the shirt or blouse on, untucked, the bottom half ought to be slim, and not floaty, loose or wide-legged.
4) Less is more: Everyone wants to look sexy and desirable. And why not….if you have it, then flaunt it. However, showing too much skin can backfire and make you look trashy. So how much can be too much? It depends. It might not be appropriate to show skin at an official meeting, but would look perfectly fine at a party. A study says, men are more attracted towards women who show only forty percent of skin. The most basic rule of showing skin is, if you are showing your legs, then keep the top half covered, and vice versa.
5) Stripes rock: Since times immemorial, stripes have been used to, smartly and intelligently, lend illusion of figure adjustments. But these can backfire if not done right. If you have a thin top and a curvy bottom, stick to stripes at the top, as it will add fullness there. Vertical stripes add inches to your height and horizontal stripes, width. Very tall and thin people should treat verticals with caution and curvy ones should ideally abstain from horizontals.
6) Do not get stuck: Last but not the least, do not get stuck in fashion rut. We all have our favourites when it comes to our personal style. Like some like the bodycon, while some stick to short shorts only. Let’s not get boring here. You can still wear your favourite clothing, but do not forget to try and experiment with different silhouettes, and styles. You might pleasantly surprise yourself and others too.
Fashion has got to be fun, while it is good to keep tabs on the on-going trends and various fashion dos and don’ts, you should let your creativity run wild.
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