The Ultimate List Of Fashion Don’ts For Women
i. DON’T Show Too Much Skin
A backless dress is incredibly sexy. A backless dress with a high hem and an even higher slit up the leg is just overkill. Part of the key to a sultry, seductive outfit is leaving something to the imagination. So, if you’re showing some skin to highlight one part of your body, cover up the rest with a tasteful design.
ii. DON’T Forget to Tailor Your Clothes
There are so many fashion faux-pas that have occurred just because someone didn’t have the foresight to tailor that special piece of clothing to their own figure. Think of it this way: if you’re going to spend the money on a piece of designer clothing, then you owe it to yourself to finish the shopping process by tailoring that piece to your own specific measurements. You wouldn’t run nine tenths of a marathon just to give up on the last leg of the race, would you? So make sure you finish the process of investing in your wardrobe, and head to the tailor!
iii. DON’T Turn a Trend Into A Costume
When a style becomes all the rage, it’s normal to want to try it out and embrace the new trend. However, this should always be done in moderation! Unless it’s Halloween or you’re walking an avant garde runway, never take a trend so far that it becomes a costume. So, when the military trend starts showing up on runways, invest in one army jacket that you mix with classic pieces, and leave the combat boots and cargo pants at home.
iv. DON’T Make Your Outfits Too Busy
If you’re already wearing a plaid blazer, a floral blouse, and glittery hoop earrings, then you don’t need to add a pair of polka dot slacks. In fact, you should really choose only one of those items of clothing, and keep the rest of your outfit simple so that one statement piece can shine. Try pairing trendy or highly patterned pieces with simple, classic wardrobe staples that are timeless and chic.
v. DON’T Overdo The Logo
If you invest in a Chanel handbag, than by all means, wear that thing on your next Girls’ Night Out! But if you’ve already got that classic Chanel “C” hanging on your arm, then don’t pair it with the Michael Kors shoes that are emblazoned with his logo or your Ralph Lauren polo with little polo players all over it. Remember: you are chic and fashion forward woman, NOT a billboard.
vi. DON’T Be Afraid to Take Risks and Become a DON’T
After this list, it may seem like there are a lot of rules to keep in mind when putting together an outfit. But you have to keep in mind that some of the best fashion looks and trends of all time happened because someone threw caution to the wind and wore something even though they risked ending up on a “Don’t” list just like this. Everyone has made outfit mistakes, but it’s those people who take risks and really love fashion enough to take chances who are remembered for truly incredible taste in fashion.