New spring catalogues have started to arrive and I was amazed to find an abundance of cloths that most women can actually wear! I mean those over 25, those who don’t have the perfect hour-glass figure or those who work in conservative environments. As I thumb through catalogues and fashion magazines, each page reveals another style that would be a great choice for the majority of ladies.
First, I was impressed with many longer lengths. There are even some calf-length skirts. The most frequent complaint that I have heard over the last several seasons, is that skirts are too short. Even if you have great legs, a skirt approaching the knee is usually better than mid thigh. Most assuredly, it is a more appropriate length in a business setting. Mid-calf length is also an option. It will look best on the tall lady with long legs. If that is not you, you probably want to take a pass on this look.
Look for many shift style dresses bypassing the waist this spring. What a great trend for anyone wishing to camouflage her waist or hide a tummy. No longer do you need to improvise to cover that area — it’s the style! Stores are also featuring a wide selection of over blouses; another great camouflage piece for the waist area. One caution: do not wear a top to bypass the waist with a full skirt. You want a fitted top to balance a full skirt or fitted slack or skirt to balance the over top unless your goal is to visually add lots of pounds.
A third trend that will be music to your ears and your feet is the flat shoe. If 4” heels have never been your thing or your feet simply can’t tolerate very high heels, this is the season for you! Stores are filled with dozens of options from ballet flats suitable for business or dress to fun sporty flats. Yes, Jimmy, Manolo and Christian are still showing many choices in high heels but they are also offering mid-heels and flats.
If any of these new fashion trends are on your wish-list of “I wish they’d . . . “ it’s your season to shop. Since such wearable styles do not appear often, I encourage you to shop carefully and buy the very best quality you can afford. Quality purchases will look good for several seasons so that you can look your best even when it is not the “in” fashion. Classics are never out of style.