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 […]

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 […]

How to Use the Golden Mean Ratio to Dress

Hello–thank you for the wonderful website. It made me think while reading your advice on Column of Color–could you address the fashion rule of thirds for everyone–research does not reveal that much and I’d like it specifically geared toward what constitutes 1/3 and 2/3 with our outfits. Thanking you in advance!   rule of 3rds […]

Tricky Trend – The Midi-Skirt

Straight shape, nude wedge Following on from my post on Where to End Your Skirts (universally flattering length) I thought I’d do a post about the current tricky trend – the midi-skirt. Full skirt either with low vamp peep toe or ankle length leggings I’ve been wearing this for sometime, but you need to tread […]

Where to Carry Your Handbag

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Yesterday I did a post on What Size Handbag to Choose – one of the commenter’s asked about handbag placement,  should you wear it at your hips or under your arm,  down the side of your body and what happens when you wear it across your body? The answer lies in knowing your body shape and your […]

More Ways to Create a Column of Colour to Lengthen and Slim

..Yesterday’s post on using a column of colour had lots of comments and a few queries which I thought I’d answer today. Column of Colour by imogenl featuring Vivienne Westwood Anglomania dresses Pearlaceous said… I understand the principle behind this, Imogen, and this is what I actually do when I wear black jeans or trousers, but […]