Sunday, 31 May 2009

Follow the style standard – feminine and classy

The dress style of European women is very stylish,
attractive, classy and feminine. American women have
become accustomed to dress much more plainly, adapting to
corporate standards. When creating your wardrobe, look at
purchasing classic pieces that will translate easily
through each season. Choose pieces that are both classic in
color, shape, and style. Make sure to select feminine
pieces to add to your wardrobe, which are made of quality
materials. You want to make sure that the pieces last you
beyond one season. Investing a little more money up front
will allow you to enjoy quality pieces that will last for
years if cared for in the proper manner.

You will notice a big difference in how your clothes look
and make you feel if you follow these principles. Quality
materials drape your figure and flatter your strong points.
Finding your perfect colors can also help bring out tones
in your skin tone and add pizzazz to any plain outfit.

Key to your feminine and classy style is learning to find
the perfect shape and style for yourself. Experiment with
skirt, shirt and pant cuts. If the cut brings undue
attention to a certain area – it's not for you. Also, make
sure you don't hide behind wider cuts, thinking that you're
hiding flaws. Embrace your curves and allow the cut and
material to flaunt them (but not to the extreme…).

If you can't escape the world of drab suits for a business
setting, add your own feminine flair by wearing a tasteful
camisole underneath, a shimmery blouse or your flattering
color shirt. You want to also make sure that the business
suit is the perfect cut for you. Who said that a suit has
to be formless and boring? Plus, you could always wear a
skirt instead of pants…

I also want to point out that comfort with what you're
wearing is absolutely essential. It's okay to want to be a
Fashionista, but if you are just wearing certain clothing
and accessories for fashion's sake and don't feel
comfortable, then leave those items for others to buy who
do feel these items express their individuality. Also, if
you are a person who loves suits and decide to become a
jeans wearing type because your team wears them, stick to
your suits. Don't try to be something you're not.

Put the above into practice and create your new wardrobe.
It's all about femininity – no more hiding behind drab and
boring clothes!

About the Author:

Marion Chamberlain is founder of MMC Style
(http://www.mmcstyle.com ), an Internet store for European
fashion accessories sourced from unique and highly-talented
small design shops in Europe. The online store offers
high-quality European fashion jewelry and leather handbags
to those women who want to be unique. MMC Style
(http://www.mmcstyle.com ) European fashion accessories are
truly unique and can't be found in department or chain
stores.