Body Proportions

How to Solve the Belting Dilemmas for Short Waisted Women

Hey Imogen! I’ve read a lot about body shapes on your site and I’m already much wiser! But something still confuses me: I am petite (5’4”), very (!!!) short waisted and also a distinct A shape. And what I’ve learned about dressing these three characteristics seem to conflict. For example, a short waisted women should […]

What Shoes to Wear with Skirts and Dresses in Winter

I have started to wear knee-length skirts and dresses much more, but here in Europe, cold autumn is approaching, so more solid shoes are necessary. Have you any suggestions for styling warmer flat/low heel shoes (chelsea boots?) with short skirt? (at present my style is “practical mum” Is hosiery the only warm solution or can […]

The Slimming Effect of Verticals and How to Use Them in Your Outfit

Slimming effect of verticals

I was taking some photos of my outfit for Frocktober (please make a donation here) when I realised that I’d just created a visual explanation of how verticals can be used to slim your body.  Just by pushing back my cardigan (and moving the verticals wider) I made my body look wider.  When the lapels […]

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 […]