How to Style a Waterfall Cardigan

how to style a waterfall cardigan

So you’ve got some waterfall cardigans and sure you can just put them on and wear them the regular way.  But have you ever thought about styling them differently?  Particularly if you’re petite then waterfall cardigans can have too much volume in them and they will swamp your frame.  Here in this short video I […]

Wear a Scarf as a Belt

wear a scarf as a belt

I’ve got quite the scarf collection, many from my dearly departed grandmothers and great aunts. I’ve never been a huge wearer of scarves around my neck, but now that I’ve got more of a waist and sometimes need a little help holding up my jeans. I like to wear a scarf as a belt. I […]

How To Create More Outfits From Existing Your Wardrobe

how to create more outfits

Layer Try layering, not just a cardigan over your top, but think about layering tops with similar necklines, so that you create a colour contrast and some extra detail in your portrait area. Think about adding a waistcoat or vest over the top of your t-shirt, blouse or even dress. How about turning a summer […]

The Belting Dilemma for an H Shape to Keep Up Your Jeans

Dear Imogen, I recently discovered your blog and enjoy reading it. I hope you could help me with a belt dilemma. I’m a petite H, however, I find it necessary to wear a belt with my jeans and pants, otherwise they move down to my hips and my tummy pops out. Sometimes my underwear also […]

Tips for Belting When You Don’t Have a Defined Waist

If you don’t have a defined waist, but find dresses or cardigans that you like that come with a tie belt, this short video will show you how to do it best to flatter your figure.   Dress from Verily

Belt it – FABruary Style Challenge

I don’t belt often as I’m an H shape and have a short waist with large bust, so belting at the waist draws attention to my boxy shape and makes my breasts look larger.  But occasionally I do like the addition of a belt as it adds a detail to my outfit to make it more interesting. […]

How to Accessorize – Belts and Scarves

Today Jill Chivers of My Year Without Clothes Shopping and I share part 2 of how to change your look with accessories in this short video. And I apologise for the background noise, next time Jill and I get together and make videos we promise to find somewhere quiet!

Should I Belt Under or Over My Cardigan with a Short Waist?

courtesy of Mika Antero Haikonen

Hi Imogen, I am 5’0 and 120lb with a figure of eight shape. I am very short waisted (my waist is the smallest about 1.5 inches from the bottom of my bust). So I’ve been wearing shirts untucked with a belt as I have a little bit of a belly. The only thing is, it […]

What Should and Shouldn’t You Match

Should you match nail polish on your toe and fingernails? This is a choice, there are no hard and fast rules, but it’s not necessary, as long as they  tone. It’s often easier to wear a more outrageous colour on your toes than on your fingernails, if you like to move away from the traditional reds and […]

8 Top Tips to Dressing a Short Waist

A lovely reader asks:Please can you do something for dressing a short-waisted H too? I’m like super short – there’s about an inch between by ribcage and my hip, so I tend to stick with dresses, but that’s not always practical for chasing two young kids. top tips to dressing a short waist by imogenl […]