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

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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?

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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

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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, […]