We suggest you first examine your existing wardrobe to learn where you have not chosen wisely in the past, before you purchase any new garments. Start by identifying all the garments and accessories you thought you liked but rarely walk out the front door in. Use the information in "My Garments" section to work out why; was it the silhouette, collar, sleeve, length or pocket etc? Likewise, take the garments you like and feel good in, and work out what style elements they possess that work for you. Knowledge is the first step to success.
Very few women can successfully wear garments straight off the rack. Alterations are often required to obtain a perfect fit. Take the time and make the effort to have alterations done. A garment that suits you, but does not fit you well, will not be flattering, nor a wise purchase.
Once you have seen a garment or dress pattern you like, use the "My Garments" section to determine how good it will be for you. First, check the outside silhouette of the garment, then each area from the neckline down to the hemline and finally the length.
When you buy 'off-the-rack' clothes, it is unlikely that you will find garments that are perfect for you from head to toe. This is to be expected and will cause you to make compromises. There are two areas that you should not compromise on. One is the area that falls within the Vital 'V' (the tip of your shoulders to the midpoint between your breasts), this area is commonly within an onlookers line of vision. The second area is the 'length', of your garments. Where garments end is often an area of colour contrast which attracts attention. Ensure these two areas are perfect for you, and then decide if you can compromise on the other 'Avoid' areas.
Any garment that is deemed suitable for you will be accompanied by the following information:
Please Note: All styles that are in the 'Avoid' area of your eStyle Portfolio will note what part of your profile made this style unsuitable; e.g., This style does not suit you due to your Neck Length.
The images provided in your style program are just one of the many forms each style may take. As an example, above are three different styles of wrap and shift dresses. While each set is the same style of dress, the individual dresses have different style elements, such as hem length, sleeve type and neckline etc. You will need to check the suitability of each area of a garment to ensure it meets your needs. Soon, with a little practice you'll be able to judge a garment's suitability for you in just a few seconds. Shopping will become faster, more fun and you'll love the results and compliments.
The recommendations pertain only to the area being discussed. In each section of "My Garments' (e.g., Sleeves), the recommendations are for 'Sleeves' and for any other area of the garment or accessory shown. For example, in the section, Sleeves and Cuffs, ignore the neckline, length, belt, etc.
Every woman develops her own personal style expression over time. Personal style is how we outwardly dress to display who we are inwardly. For some women, it's a classic look, while others enjoy being the centre of attention with dramatic clothes, and still others feel at home looking natural or feminine. This program has not presumed any particular personal style for you. While every woman has a style of dress she is most comfortable with, certain situations will call for another style.
Personal style is ever evolving; and how you once expressed yourself in clothes may not be who you are, or how you feel today. Therefore, to exclude styles because of an individual's Personal Style may limit the usability of the program. All styles recommended for you, suit your physical shape. If you do not like a style, it may be because it does not meet your style expression. When this is the case, simply ignore the style.