Where to End Your Tops and Jackets

I’m often asked where to end your tops and jackets.  In this video I give you some pointers to help you find your sweet spot that flatters your figure.

Can a Petite Woman Wear Pinstripes?

Hi I have recently discovered your website and finally subscribed to the email. I wonder if you can help with a stripes related question please? I read conflicting information about petites and stripes. I haven’t found an answer on your website but if I have missed it please point me in the right direction. I […]

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 […]

How to Dress When You Have Lost a Breast

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Today I want to share with you some guidance I received from Susan, who has lost a breast due to cancer and has shared her tips on how to disguise it (and other scarring which can happen with surgery).  I’ve created some pictures to illustrate her advice. what to wear when you’ve lost a breast […]

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 – 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 Flatter a Protruding Stomach

Hi. Imogen. We visited your talk recently and enjoyed it immensely. Have downloaded your ebooks and getting lots of helpful hints. On your blog I have just read the article about why dislike your stomach? and want to comment – I am an older woman whose anterior abdominal wall muscles have collapsed making my stomach […]

How to Wear Horizontal Stripes Without Looking Wide

Should you wear horizontal stripes?

  Many people talk about horizontal stripes as the work of the devil.  It’s true they can be widening, but some can also be lengthening.  It’s all in the detail, the scale and your shape and scale and how you wear them.   horizontal stripes by imogenl featuring striped tops The wider the horizontal, the […]

Which are More Slimming, Horizontal or Vertical Lines?

..I was alerted to this study done at the University of York by one of my lovely blog readers.  Apparently some scientists have found that horizontal stripes are slimming and verticals are fattening.  This is true, but horizontal stripes can also be fattening and verticals slimming, the study is flawed. The participants were asked to look at […]

Where to Carry Your Handbag

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 […]