I say rules I don’t mean you must follow these things or you’ll never be stylish instead what I mean are some tips and tricks these are helpful things that many of us may not even consider every day but when you do they really transform how you look and feel in your clothing so these are things that are nice to have in your back pocket when you are kind of stuck on what to wear and things that are just helpful for hopefully the rest of your life so let’s get started when it comes to looking and feeling your best in your clothing I think undergarments are so important and many of us don’t give them a second thought so this first tip is all about finding your perfect bra now when I was in college I was a bra fit specialist
I worked in a department store not Victoria’s Secret I don’t recommend going there to get sized because it’s a little wonky and instead I was trained in a department store and I helped women find their perfect bra and I was always amazed at the outcome it had they’ve always felt better they had better posture and it was always unanimous across the board that everyone felt better in their clothing as a result of having a proper fitting bra so it’s pretty simple I’m going to walk you through how to do it and insert some examples you can follow along but I recommend doing this a couple times and kind of averaging out what you get and that should give you your best number basically and then if you’re still confused you can of course go to a specialist most department stores have someone on staff that can help you and they’re trained so it’s really beneficial I recommend doing it so to get your bra size you’re gonna take two measurements you’re gonna take your band size and your cup size and to do this you need a flexible tape measure that can easily mold to your body and then you’re gonna want to stand in front of the mirror so you can very easily see the numbers and then ideally wear nothing more than just your bra if you really have to or you want to do this with a friend to get a better idea of what’s going on you can pick wear a very thin t-shirt nothing bulky
something that definitely forms to your body so you get the most accurate numbers so to get your band size you’re gonna take the tape measure and take it along at your ribcage underneath your bust as tightly as you can get it you don’t want it to be loose because you do want your band to be not only an accurate size but also slightly snug I find that most people when I was doing this would wear too loose of a band and not really can throw everything else off so make sure you pull it tightly but don’t suffocate yourself and then jot that number down so let’s say for example sake that number was 34 now you’re gonna take your cup size measurement so to do that you need to take the tape measure and run it along the widest part of your bust and pull it Kitely but not too too tight you don’t want your cups to suffocate everything because that’s very uncomfortable.
Most women I find we’re too small of a cup size so be a little bit lacks in this but obviously don’t let it drape all over the place you’ll get an inaccurate number so then you’re going to do that and take down that number so let’s say for example sake that number was 836 so now that you have both your band measurement and your cup measurement you can put them side by side and decipher what it all means so you always start with the band measurement first so in our example that was 34 and that means that 34 is your starting point 34 would be 0 basically and so 34 is not only your band size but also the starting point to figure out your cup size and to do that you take the bust measurement and every inch over 34 equals one cup so a 34 35 would be a 34 a 8 34 36 would be a 34 B and so on and so forth now if you were kind of in between numbers then you will round up or down and that’s kind of
where you have to play around actually trying on bras it’s not fun but when you find your perfect one it makes all the difference and then the other thing I will say in this topic is that if you want one bra and you want something maybe that’s nice quality something that you can wear for a long time and something that’s kind of a no-brainer and you can wear it with a lot of things my recommendation would be to find something as close to your natural skin color and then something with seamless cups typically marketed as a t-shirt bra and something that has nice coverage along the back that will smooth you in all the nice places lift everything where it needs to be and be virtually undetectable under most tops while we’re on the topic of undergarments my next rule or tip would be to never wear white undergarments underneath white clothing
Now I’ve heard contradictory opinions to this but I will tell you from experience and from working in the lingerie department that white under white will shine like a beacon and you will see it from miles away and you’ll get that kind of broken up look that a lot of us try to avoid we want our undergarments to almost be undetectable and by wearing white under white you do the opposite so going along with my first tip my recommendation is always to find something as close to your natural skin tone as possible and with seamless cups and seamless lines if it’s undergarments underwear and that makes all the difference you can wear that under everything it’s a no-brainer and it makes a really big difference in how everything kind of lays on your body along those same lines my next dressing role is to size up in white garments I’m sure you can relate we’ve all been searching for the perfect white shirt or the perfect white pair of pants or white skirt and we’re disappointed when we try it on because it’s see-through and you can see everything very clearly underneath and I think that comes down to two reasons the first being what we just talked about you need to ensure that you have proper fitting undergarments that are the right color and that are seamless and then also the fit if something is very skin tight and white it’s very obvious what’s underneath it and instead if you opt for something slightly oversized and then have it tailored so that it looks like it fits you perfectly it makes a world of difference it’s something that I’ve relied on for many years and I don’t think we utilize enough so I encourage you to do that the next time you searching for a white shirt size up and then have it tailored where it needs to and it might make a world of difference in your own personal opinion on white clothing
If you’ve ever wanted to look a little bit taller I know I have I’m 5 foot 3 so I like to play with your portions and trick the eye when I can then this next dressing rule is for you and it is a two-step formula for looking taller the first part of this formula is to find a pair of shoes in a color as close to your natural skin color as possible and then bonus points if it has a pointed toe and then pair that with something high-waisted what that does is trick the eye on both ends so not only does your do your legs look like they start a lot higher than they actually do but they look like they extend longer than they actually do the shoe and the color of your skin combined with the pointed toe and then with the high-waist just creates a beautiful effect it is a fail proof combination it works every time and anytime I want to feel really really fantastic and I want to create that illusion it always works for me my next dressing rule is to keep colors all within the same family you know how much I love but having a color palette for your own personal wardrobe and I think finding the colors that make you feel amazing and then making sure that they all go together is a really great way to ensure that you get the most out of your wardrobe so to do that colors are broken essentially into two main categories
We have warm colors or colors that are yellow based and then cool colors or colors that are blue based and typically to make things look nice to the eye cool will go with cool and warm will go with warm so keeping that in mind is a really great way to not only pinpoint your own color palette but also help you get dressed so if you put something on you’re trying to figure out why it’s not quite right it very likely could come down to the base of the colors you’re wearing and maybe you’re trying to pair cool with warm and that clash is just not working for you so along those same lines I recommend getting a color wheel you can find these at most craft stores and art supply stores or online and they’re very inexpensive and keeping one with you while you’re shopping or as you’re getting dressed is really helpful because they give you clues as to what colors will go together and what colors complement each other and it really opens up the possibilities for a lot of combinations that you may not have considered before so I have one
I recommend you have one as well but when in doubt remember cool with cool warm with warm and there you have it those are some of my top dressing roles I think everyone should know these have been hugely beneficial to my own personal style and I hope they were helpful for you and I would love to make this a series
If you’re interested I have a lot more I could have done on this topic I had to narrow it down for the sake of the video but if you want this to be maybe a little miniseries.