Body Variations

How to Wear Scarves When You’re Busty

how to wear scarves when busty

I was recently asked by a lovely reader if I can share my tips on scarf wearing when you have a larger bust.  So I’ve made a short video to tell you my tips.  Don’t forget to check out these other posts that show more ideas and tips for scarf tying.   Easy way to […]

What Kind of Pants Style Suits Knock Knees and Curvy Calves

Man in the wear store choosing  blue jeans

Recently I received two requests for posts on issues surrounding trouser fit and flattery asking about issues such as knock knees and thick calves.  Given my post on which pants suit your body shape I’m now going to go into these body variations. Knock knees (where the knees have an inward curve and then the […]

How to Choose Accessories for a Short Neck

A short neck is one that is less than one of your own hand widths wide (check out this post). Sometimes a wider neck (we assume proportionally you are around 3 necks wide, from shoulder to shoulder) can also look shorter. If you have a shorter neck and find that you are stumped at how […]

How to Know if You Have Long or Short Arms

I was asked recently how to know if your arms are long, short or average – so I made this short video to show you how to tell.

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 […]

Choosing Collars To Balance Your Figure

  Understanding collars and lapels by imogenl featuring a green coat Choosing Collars and Lapels O/A shape – broader collars to balance hips I, V shape or petite – narrower/smaller collars not to further broaden shoulders or overwhelm your frame H, X, 8 shape – medium collars – higher will make you look taller, lower […]

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 […]

Breast Reduction Survery – 3 Month Update

breast reduction surgery

It’s now been 3 months since I had my breast reduction surgery and I wanted to give you a quick update on how I’m recovering. My breasts now feel pretty normal, for quite some time I could tell that there was healing going on inside, it’s only now when they get squashed that I feel […]

She Science – My Sports Bra Buying Experience


For a long time (well most of my life) I never ran. Well I couldn’t run without pain or holding my breasts and that’s exhausting, not being able to move your arms in the regular running pattern makes you tired way more quickly.  After 30 years of searching, I finally found a sports bra that […]

My Weight Loss Journey with the 5:2 Diet

5 2 diet

As many of you are aware, I’ve lost a significant amount of weight in the past 7 months. 15kg (33 pounds) to be exact, not including the just under 1kg loss of my recent breast reduction surgery. As someone who has not been easily slim since I discovered chocolate when I was 15, I’ve always been […]