how to dress when you have lost your waist due to menopause

Menopausal Tips: How to Dress Stylishly with Weight Around the Middle

Transitioning through menopause brings about significant changes, not only to our health but also to our bodies. One of the most common concerns for post-menopausal women is how to adapt their wardrobe to suit their new body shape. A reader recently shared her struggle, mentioning, “I have so many clothes and do not know what…

Real life style tips for post-mastectomy dressing

Real Life Style Tips for Post Mastectomy Dressing

Post-mastectomy dressing can be tricky as women’s clothing is made to fit a curvier body shape.  One of my fabulous 7 Steps to Style readers, Kelly, who has had a double mastectomy offered to share her tips on what she’s found has helped her style and the garments she’s found most flattering when you have…

Ditch the Dressing Room Drama: Discover How to Shop Smarter When Fit’s an Issue

Have you ever felt like your wardrobe is a puzzle, with pieces that don’t quite fit together? Or perhaps, despite your best efforts, finding clothes that truly complement your unique shape and style feels like a Herculean task? You’re not alone. Like many intelligent, professional and more mature (cough cough) women, I too have faced…

finding clothes that fit

Say Goodbye to Ill-Fitting Clothes: 6 Expert Tips for a Flattering Wardrobe

Finding the Perfect Fit: A Guide to Choosing Garments that Embrace Your Style If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me “I wish I could find clothes that fit me”, well I wouldn’t be a millionaire, but I’d have quite a few dollars! So why is it so hard to find…

What's the difference betweern ruching, gathering and draping

Understanding the Impact of Ruching and Gathering

Personal style isn’t just about picking the right clothes; it’s about understanding how certain design elements can enhance or conceal various parts of your body. As an expert in this field with 20 years of experience, I’ve witnessed how strategic choices, particularly with regard to rushing and draping, can significantly impact your appearance.  I was…

Shift Happens: 15 Style Tips For Menopause and Perimenopausal Changes

Shift Happens: 15 Style Tips For Menopause and Perimenopausal Changes

Menopause which is the cessation of menstruation (and Perimenopause, which is the period before that often lasts for around 10 years) are something I knew very little about until I started going through them, and even then there were a bunch of strange symptoms that have happened to me over the past 15 years that…

How to find your style at any age - particuarly after retirement

Finding Your Style at Any Age: A Guide to Dressing Sharp and Feeling Confident

As we journey through life, our bodies and circumstances change, and sometimes so does our sense of style. I recently had the privilege of hearing from a woman who shared her story of struggle and transformation.  A retired former administrator found herself facing the daunting task of rediscovering her style after battling breast cancer and…

balance your body and features with jewellery

Creating Outfit Harmony: Balancing Your Body and Features with Jewellery

Carol Karl and I talk jewellery again in this video, all about selecting jewellery to harmonise with your body shape and features.   Body Shape and Jewellery Choices What body shape tells us, where to put horizontal lines and vertical lines, what the silhouette should be ideally.  You can find out more about the impact…

Unleash Your Style Potential: Dressing with Confidence in Your 50s and Beyond

Unleash Your Style Potential: Dressing with Confidence in Your 50s and Beyond

Age is Just a Number Let’s kick off by debunking the myth that age should dictate your fashion choices. Your style is a reflection of your personality, and it’s time to embrace your unique self. Instead of conforming to what used to be style rules and societal norms such as having to cut your hair…

When You're in a Style Rut Because of Body Shape and Size Changes

What to Do When You’re in a Style Rut Because of Body Shape and Size Changes

Reader Question: “I‘m turning 40 this year though I still feel 30 I have an 18 month old baby and I just feel like my style is a huge mum rut since dropping my breastfeeding down to once a day I noticed the weight start to creep in around my tummy and I’ve always been…