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0.08 I want to look smart and elegant, I love coloured shoes. But also comfy ones (in addition, I have problems with my toes, so there is no option in which I wear pointy shoes or stilletos.). But still – barefoot shoes, or the comfortable ones are often like for people 80+. I don’t want to choose between healthy feet and pretty shoes.
2.56 Accessories! If I get a nice necklace, I can’t match with earrings. (pierced ears). How do I get over that?
5.51 Can someone with warm colouring wear white jeans and accessories? As they are far from the face they aren’t unflattering, but I’m thinking that unlike black they aren’t distracting and draw the attention because for someone with medium value hair/eyes and very light skin they relate better to their colouring…
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Camouflaging a large bust, challenges of getting older and how to look expensive.
0.08 My biggest battle issue is how to dress a larger stomach and a bigger bust without looking sloppy. The rest of my body is fine but I’m 5’1” and look bigger than I really am because of these two issues.
and My biggest struggle is that I have a HUGE bust area. It always makes me look super bulky. My limbs are quite thin compared to the centre region. I do not have a bulging tummy too. Its just that the bust stands out too much and it doest allow any piece of clothing to suit me and makes me feel conscious. Can you help me?
6.06 I am struggling with getting older. In the first place with the colors to wear with going grey and the changes in my face. Styling things gets difficult for me as i go from hourglass to rectangular shape. No waist, no belts, no paperbag…I also lost my proud posture because of the position of my schoulders. and i did not like my bigger boobs.
it makes me feel unhappy, with dull hair and hair loss and a also lost the sparkling blue eyes and the smile.
9.11 I dread the thought of looking cheap. I’d like to think I do not, but I can’t know because I just do my best. What helps someone look expensive, beyond being rich (which is so subjective but I am definitely not rich)?
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Good morning, Imogen. Wonderful post!
I’d like to ask something about contrast. I’m medium-high contrast (deep with pops of light-med). But I don’t look good wearing just black with pops of white. Is that because black & white too purely high contrast for a medium-high contrast person? Or does that mean something about my color dominance & I simply need to wear a color with my black & white? I should also mention my deepest feature (hair) is a VERY deep shade of soft brown (looks black at first glance). Wearing black makes it obvious my hair is not a true black and it overwhelms all of my coloring, so I tend to avoid it in general. Plus I’m a Soft Spring type & black isn’t really in that palette either. So that might be another reason why this isn’t working for me.
Yes – you’ve answered your own question – black and white is too high contrast if you are only medium-high contrast, plus also black and white are both cool and you say you are warm – so better sticking with medium light warm colours back with your deep dark neutrals!
Thanks for your reply! Black & white are such staples nowadays; it completely went over my head that B&W aren’t even warm toned. Usually the only dark browns and olives I find in stores are Autumn type (too dark, muddy, neutral, or muted). Maybe I can find a deep warm gray or a clear deep navy to create my contrast. Or wine/aubergine. I’ll work on slowly replacing the black in my closet without sacrificing my contrast… Thanks again Imogen!
What are your thoughts on cottagecore? I love the esthetic but wonder if it would look too contrived on a 60 year old?
Your videos are great and I look forward to them
To me Cottagecore reads as younger, but when you break it down into its style elements, it’s highly feminine with a relaxed feel- lots of florals and floaty fabric, no reason you can’t bring some of these elements of style into your dress without going the whole trend.