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I saw this on somebody and loved it … but now I don’t think it suits me!

Posted by Megan on August 15, 2011

I have heard this statement far too many times in the last couple of months. Unfortunately, just because something looks amazing on someone else, it does not always mean that it will look as the same on us!

In order to look good, we have to dress according to our body shape, first and foremost and to a lesser degree, to our colouring. I say “to lesser degree” as there are ways of getting around colours that don’t suit us as much, by accessorising or wearing more makeup, etc.

The same applies to accessories in terms of size: If you are petite, you will not be able to carry off enormous statement necklaces and very big prints. If you are tall, try to avoid very delicate necklaces, small prints and small handbags. Be aware of your proportions.

The next time you see someone walking down the street, wearing something that you fall in love with, ask yourself if you have a similar enough body shape to carry it off. If the answer is “yes”, by all means stop the person and ask where they bought it (it will make their day).

Megan X