There are a few silly things we all do. As a woman trying to juggle personal and work life, there are bound to be some short cuts that creep into our routine. Unfortunately, those small misses could wash away all the thought you’ve put in your dressing.
Take the habit of wearing your scrunchie on your wrist as an example. Sure, it’s functional. We’re always losing those colourful elastic bands and we only seem to realise it when we need it the most. But after dressing up impeccably for work, a scrunchie peeping out of your cuff can ruin the look.
But that’s not all; here’s a list of faux pas we’re all guilty of:
#1 Not tailoring your clothes
We aren’t implying that you hire your own personal seamstress. But even store-bought clothing needs minor tucks and trims. Clothing stores operate on manufacturing their products in standard sizes. You will need to make small adjustments like hemming, putting darts or taking in the waist. They go a long way in looking well put-together.
#2 Not checking labels
Read instructions for wash and care of clothes when you purchase them. Following these will increase the life and preserve the look of your favourite dress. It’s heart-breaking to realise that the damage could have been avoided had you read the label that warned against tossing it into the machine.
#3 To be or not to be sexy
Dressing sexy can be a confusing task. Deciding how much skin-show is too much is a very personal choice. It depends primarily on what you are comfortable with. But a rule of thumb suggests that you either go for a short hemline or a plunging neckline. Avoid opting for both.
#4 Super heavy bags
Of course, you want to carry your world with you. But it’s unlikely to fit into your designer handbag. Try to weigh your handbag so you aren’t straining your back and ruining your perfect posture. And we can’t stress this enough, do a cleanse and get rid of clutter from your bag once every month.
#5 Choosing heels too high
You may be comfortable wearing four-inch heels for a party but will that still stand after a gruelling 12-hour work day? Take a call and ask your heels to take a step down. For everyday wear, choose heels that look formal without causing back pain in the long run.
#6 Wearing the wrong underwear
This is a complete no-no. No matter how well you are dressed, the wrong bra could ruin the ensemble and panty lines are the new unforgivable fashion faux pas. Make sure to choose the right style of bra depending on the outfit. To make sure you are wearing the right size bra, have a go at our bra size calculator here. It’s a simple three-step process.
#7 Chasing a fashion trend
We’re all for keeping up with the times, but only if the new style suits your body type and your personal style. Following fashion fads if you aren’t comfortable in them is only going to make you feel and look awkward.
#8 Dressing like you did in college
If you are holding on to that pair of distressed jeans for nostalgia’s sake, by all means be our guest. But if you are still clinging on to the clothes you wore a decade ago, and trying to infuse them in your current wardrobe then we strongly suggest you do a wardrobe cleanse.
We have to take the advice of fashion icon Coco Chanel here. She suggested taking a spin in front of the mirror just before leaving the house. The first thing that catches your eye has got to go. Remember, too much bling is not a cool thing.
#10 Hiding under baggy clothes
Woman, you are beautiful just the way you are. Trying to hide the holiday weight under clothing that is two sizes too big will only end up making you look frumpy. Dress to accentuate your figure, and find pieces you’re comfortable in, and you’ll always look great!
Realised you’ve been making these mistakes and want to update your wardrobe?