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10 Fashion Mistakes That Can Spoil Your Look

10 Fashion Mistakes That Can Spoil Your Look

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Diana Pemberton-Sikes | FashionForRealWomen.com

September 15, 2009

While the world may be leaning toward more casual attire, there are still a number of fashion mistakes and faux pas you need to avoid regardless of the occasion or dress code. They include:

1. Wearing The Wrong Colors

All skin tones are not created equal. The lime green or hot pink that you saw on the runways may look fabulous on the models, but horrible on you. Experiment with different colors and stick with the palettes that look best on you, regardless of what’s “au currant”. Don’t waste your money on clothes that make you look pale, sallow, jaundiced, or washed out. You may even want to consider color analysis if you’re uncertain which are your “best colors.”

2. Wearing Too Small a Size

If it doesn’t fit, don’t wear it. Squeezing into a size 8 may feed your vanity, but it will may you appear overfed to everyone else. Shop by FIT, not by size. If you can’t sit down or feel as trussed up as a turkey, you’re not going to feel your best.

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Why put yourself through that kind of torture? Find clothes that fit or have them tailored to fit and stack the cards in your favor.

3. Inappropriate Makeup

Light for day, heavier for evening, sheer for sports or other strenuous pursuits. You wear different clothes for different activities in you life; your makeup should change as well. And if you’re still doing Cleopatra eyes, it’s time to turn the page and see what’s happening THIS century in makeup styles.

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