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 […]

Short Legs, Long Rise, How to Define Your Waist When Wearing Jeans


Reader question: It attracted my attention that you mention that you wear skirts/dresses or jeans most of the time. I do the same thing, and it has been working great for the most part, thanks to your blog. The main thing that I learned is that I am X-shape and I should belt over skirts/dresses, […]

How to Accessorize – The Busy Mum

If you are a busy mum and spend much of your time in practical clothing like a knit top with a pair of jeans, how do you dress it up to make it more stylish whilst still remaining practical?   Add Accessories to create Focal Points by imogenl featuring longsleeve shirts Firstly it depends on the […]

Tips for How to Choose a Winter Coat

I was asked by a reader the other day for help choosing winter coats.  Here are a few tips. choosing coats by imogenl featuring a leopard jacket Clockwise from top left: Show off a defined waist with a belted coat like a trench – great for X, A and 8 shapes. If you are petite, […]

Tips for Belting

I was over at Academic Chic who all LOVE belts, in a big way.  This week, S is doing a course on belting, if you’re interested in following along. Belting is something that you need to try out for yourself, some of us have bodies that belt well (body shapes -I, X, 8 A, V) […]