Did you notice that a number of women sported wide leg pants at the grammy’s last night? And why wouldn’t they? With the grace of a skirt paired with the relaxed feel of pants, these wide leg pants or palazzos, top my list of unpredictably dressy looks. They’re beautiful on most figure types, especially triangular shapes with a lower hip curve. The fabric flows nicely over the curve and fills out the lower leg, giving the illusion of a slimmer hip area in comparison. For inverted triangular figure types, those with wider shoulders and larger bust, the flared leg balances the upper body to create the illusion of a balanced, more ideal figure. Who doesn't want that?
This is a trend I would highly recommend buying into with a few considerations. First, the pants should hit the top of your foot on the front, or an inch from the floor when wearing heels. Too long and there's a serious tripping risk that no matter how graceful you are, never works out well in the end. Second, if they are the cropped variety, you'll want to wear a heel (below). Unless, you have very thin, long legs, a cropped wide leg pant can cause your legs to appear shorter. Counter this affect with a 2-3 heel, or higher if you're into that.
Here are a few lovely options to get your wide leg look….
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With online sales at an all time high and Amazon postured to take over the world, surely you have tried your luck at buying clothes online. How has your experience been? Love it? Hate it? Still trying to figure out how to make the system work for you? As a professional shopper (and image consultant), one of the most common questions I get is how to navigate the online shopping maze. And maze it can be! Buying toilet paper is one thing, yes people do buy toilet paper online and as long as you stick to two-ply you're set. However, shopping for clothes that are good quality, the right color and actually fit is a challenge I'm sure you are well acquainted with by now. To make sure you're buying what you really want, try out the checklist I use when shopping for my clients:
Yes, sizing and fit is tricky. The online measurements or "fit guide" don't always work because a- measuring yourself doesn't work, b- if someone else measures you they usually don't make sure the tape is parallel to the floor or in measuring you at the widest part of your hip, and c- different styles fit differently within the same size and at the same store....so go back to tip #1 and read the description carefully.
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This One Tip Can Make Or Break Your 2018
My goal for 2018 is to play bar chords on the guitar without that chunky thud that comes when one of strings hasn't been pushed down enough. Occasionally, I get the chord right and the sound is smooth and beautiful. Often the difference between a rough, flow stopping sound and smooth melodic sound is picturing what my fingers should look like playing perfectly...before they even get in position. According to my guitar zhar instructor, you have to envision every detail of performing the act beautifully and then half the work's done. Your fingers know where to go, the action becomes efficient, and beautiful music follows.
What's your goal for 2018? Can you picture what you look like performing it well? What's the environment? How are you feeling? What are you wearing? How do others respond to you? The more detailed your vision for a successful 2018, the greater your chances for achieving it. This truth resonates with guitar, it works in sports, and especially with your image. You've heard the expression, "fake it til you make it". Social psychologist, Amy Cuddy suggests you "fake it til you become it". But if you can envision your goals, put yourself in your own story and the clothes that will get there, there's no faking it. There's only making it. If you can envision it, and truly believe, dress the part and you'll achieve.
Let's get you achieving
and making the best music of your life in 2018.
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Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 charming children, and an Aussie named Josie Wales.