Common Clothing Mistakes
by Nikki Willhite
There are some types of clothing
that most woman should avoid. They are never a good buy, no matter how
frugal. This includes certain clothing styles, clothing that is not
modest, clothing that is age inappropriate, and clothing with fabric that does
not flatter you.
- Do not buy knitted clothing with a low thread count. It will quickly
stretch out of shape, the fabric will shred, and your garment and money will be
gone. Thin knits are also unflattering and will show off any and every
- Don't buy clothing that
is too tight. You can push your flesh around, but you can't get rid of it.
Make one area smaller on your body, and the flesh will bulge up somewhere else.
Tight clothing can also distort your body proportions. Unless you are
skinny, avoid it.
- Don't wear too much clothing in black trying to
look slim. If you have the wrong coloring, the black will be wearing you.
Black is unflattering to certain skin types, such as pale skin. A little
black skirt looks good on most people, but that is because there is usually
color worn near the face with a blouse or or top.
- On the other hand, don't buy garments that are too loose fitting
to try and hide weight. Loose garments can make you look much bigger than
you actually are, and you can become the subject of "tent jokes."
- Don't wear sweats outside your home. Sweats are just inappropriate in
public. Sweats are baggy and also reveal too much of your body to every
stranger who walks behind you. They have no class.
jeans are for the skinny and young. Older woman who wear skinny jeans look
top heavy. Wear elastic jeans only if you are slim and do not easily
stretch them out.
- Wear the skirt length that best flatters your legs. For most women, that
is just below the knee. Older woman who wear short skirts just end up
making themselves look older.
- Finally, keep your accessories to a minimum. Excessive jewelry is
ostentatious and does nothing to highlight an outfit.
It doesn't cost more money to dress appropriately. You just have
to make your selections carefully. It is better to have a fewer pieces of
flattering clothing than a closet full of clothes that do you no favors.
Clothing can last a long time and serve you well if chosen carefully.
About the Author: Nikki Willhite,
mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing
articles on the topic of
frugal living for over a
decade. Visit her at
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