Body Proportions

10 Ways to Make Your Legs Look Longer

10 ways to make your legs look longer by imogenl featuring a white skirt 1. Keep your skirts shorter, to just on or above the knee. Once you cover your knee your legs look shorter 2. Wear your trousers as long as possible without dragging on the ground 3. Fake them with heels if you’re […]

How to Measure Your Body Proportions

Iv’e been asked once again to share with you how to measure your body proportions, so I made a new video to help you figure out where you are proportionally longer and shorter. Just remember, when you’re measuring. 1 head length (top of head to base of chin) – use this length to determine the […]

How to Choose the Correct Sleeve Length

Are there any rules for the right sleeve length?   Finding the right sleeve length by imogenl featuring a faux-leather jacket Jacket and long sleeves should usually end just below the wrist bone for most women.  A too short sleeve makes your arms look longer and that you’ve outgrown the garment.  A too long sleeve […]

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe to Look Taller

Hi Imogen, I´m a big fan of your blog, and I´ve read all of your books I hope it´s alright if I ask you some style advice I´m a petite (5´2´´) figure of 8 with a balanced, short mid body. I have slightly warm coloring, dark blond hair and blue green eyes, and I´m a […]

Top 7 Tips to Looking More Mature Particularly When You’re Petite

Imogen, what do you suggest for petite and skinny girls. As you may have guessed, I’m really tiny, and am tired of people thinking that I am still in college, while I have been working for over 6 years. Any advice on how to look more professional and less small would be great. Thanks a […]

How to Choose a Flattering Coat Length

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I was asked by Ingrid of Norway how to choose a flattering coat length, and I know all you in the Northern Hemisphere are getting to grips with colder weather, so here is a quick guide. Choosing Coats by imogenl featuring French Connection Longer coats work best on longer people, shorter coats on shorter people.  […]

How to Wear a Chunky Knit Sweater – Tricky Trends

  how to wear chunky knits by imogenl featuring dorothy perkins Perusing the latest Lucky Magazine to see the Northern Hemisphere Autumn/Winter 2012 trends I noticed that there is a lot of chunk. Not only chunky but also pretty boxy too. The reality with any texture, if you’d describe it as chunky, it will make […]

E is for Elongation

Many women tell me that they’d like to look taller, or slimmer, so today I thought that I’d cover E for Elongation to help you all with this quest. So let’s get back to basics and think about how to use line to create the illusion of length and/or slimness. Vertical lines lengthen. Horizontal lines […]

How to Look Taller – Monochromatic Dressing

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Hi Imogen, Could you give some examples of monochromatic dressing. I’ve only ever done it in black and I’m changing colours. Also, I never want to wear stockings again in my life (Winter an exception perhaps but I usually wear pants). How does one dress monochromatically in a summer dress? Or jeans and top and […]

How to Look Taller – Sleeves

Push up your sleeves

The fastest, easiest way to make yourself look taller and legs longer is to push up your sleeves. Yes, it’s a very simple trick. If you’re wearing a jacket and like to do this for more casual occasions, but find they keep sliding down, then pop a rubber band (not too tight) around the sleeve […]