|Fashion Stylist, Olivia answers
some common questions:
I am invited to a smart venue where
I shall be meeting VIPs. What should I wear?
Very often these invitations come with a dress
code, but the worst mistake one can make is
to go to these functions overdressed. Keep your
look simple and, above all, you have to be at
ease and feel comfortable. Do not wear new shoes
that will kill you. Keep your hair, nails and
My wardrobe only seems to consist of
work clothes, but I need something quickly for
a special occasion.
You cannot go wrong with a pretty shift dress,
worn with sexy sling backs.
I have a beer belly and would like to
make it less obvious. Do you have any advice?
Tucking in your shirt will emphasise your belly,
so try layering your clothes and don't tuck
in your shirt.
I love wearing jeans, but the ones
I have are unflattering.
Unfortunately, you need to try on as many different
makes as possible to find the one that will
flatter your figure - and they needn’t
I want to hide rolls above my waist.
What can I wear?
The secret here is to find a fabric that is
gathered around the waist, so you can’t
tell if it’s the fabric or the flab!
I can’t afford a new outfit, but
can afford to buy something. What should it
A new pair of shoes can transform any outfit
and make you feel instantly sexy. Jazz up that
little black dress with beautifully bright killer
I am a man with not much neck to speak
of, but too many chins! How can I hide this?
Avoid clothes which are close too your face such
as crew neck collars or tight shirts. Instead,
layer clothes with an open shirt worn over a
I am in my early 40s, have good legs
and still like my mini skirts. Should I opt
for a more conservative look?
You have to draw the line between looking sexy
and looking like mutton dressed as lamb! You
can still show off your legs but bring those
hemlines down –mid-knee or longer. Something
as simple as a fitted pencil skirt will still
show off your legs.
I hate dresses and skirts but still
need an evening look. How can I still look feminine?
Palazzo trousers come in various fabrics. Viscose
is ideal as it doesn’t crease, or a heavy
silk for a more dressy look. They elongate any
figure and can be worn with a variety of tops.
I love clothes but I am on a very small
budget. Where should I shop?
You don’t need designer labels to achieve
a nice wardrobe; an expensive price tag is not
always synonymous with quality. Vintage clothing
and accessories can do wonders within a small
budget. You also won’t see it worn by
your neighbour as you would with high street
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