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Oprah has stated in her bra revolution series that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra. In my own personal styling experiences, I would confidently state that every single woman I have dressed over a span of 20 years has been wearing the wrong bra size. Why do women wear the wrong bra? Your bra becomes that piece that you put on with an autopilot motion and it  stays in your drawer for years without a thought of updating. Young and old, slim or curvy, every single woman needs to go for a professional fitting every six months to ensure that you are wearing the right size and that you have proper coverage. Why do you need a new bra? It is one of  the most important foundation pieces to your wardrobe and you will instantly look better in your clothing. I have seen tears shed once women experience a proper fitting bra, it is life altering in the best way. There are few areas of your wardrobe that you really need to invest and undergarments should be where your start.

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Where to begin. I recommend heading to Nordstrom or to Soma Intimates where the experts can measure and direct you to the right brand for your body. Begin building your bra wardrobe with a wear with everything nude, seamless bra that looks best under a simple white tee and beyond. Next, I would add a smooth, seamless black and then have some fun with something sexy and textured for those fun, evening outfits.

Next on your list is a body smoother, a must have for under all skirts and dresses. It will smooth and shape your belly and thighs giving you an instant boost of confidence. My favorites come from Assets, made by Spanx and found at Target, I recommend one in nude for under your lighter fabrics and one black for your darker bottoms. You will find a new found confidence when you smooth out your bottom half!

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Begin your day putting on the best undergarments and I promise you will love your look.

Yours in style,
Debbie

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Ah, Springtime a season for bright sunshine, warm weather and easy dressing.  I realize that some women may not feel instantly at “ease” when dressing for Spring. It often means less layering and more exposure.   I want to make sure you feel as confident in your clothing for Spring and you do for Fall.   This Spring add a few dresses and skirts into your wardrobe. They work for all lifestyles, they are easy, comfortable and figure flattering. The key to looking and feeling most confident is having the right undergarments.   The best invention EVER was the Power Panty by Spanx and also by Assets (a Spanx company).  You can find them online at http://www.Spanx.com  FREE SHIPPING with no minimums!  You can also find Assets at stores like Target. These power panties remind me of  the spandex bike shorts of the 80’s, that yes, many of us worked OUT IN! UGH,  what a ridiculous memory!   These panties are very comfortable and give you a smooth look and the control you want under dresses and skirts.  They work for all body shapes and give you the boost and protection you need.  I promise ladies, they WORK and you should own one in black and one in nude.  The black to wear under your darker colors and nude for whites and your neutrals.  They also last FOREVER!  I have owned mine now for a couple of years and they are still in great condition and they give me the look I want.   Now, go be beautiful and wear some great dresses and skirts this Spring.

 

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It’s a brand new year, a year of new beginnings, a fresh start, a clean plate.   If you’re like me you  love this time to refocus your thinking and to begin approaching life in the most positive way.  By now, you have all heard these words many times and many of you hear the words but don’t put the words to action. This is the month to commit to taking action for YOU!   My experiences continue to show me every single day the true power that comes from a having a positive self-image.  A great practice every day is to look into your bathroom mirror and begin to see and acknowledge  all of the good first!  For example, complement your beautiful eyes, your long neck, your perfect nose, your great shoulders (btw,  every body type looks good in clothing that reveals a little shoulder).  I know that many of you begin the new year with goals to get in shape to be healthier and to ultimately look and feel better, as do I.  Begin to experience the power that you will release instantly when you begin to see your beautiful reflection.  You will reach goals beyond your wildest imagination and you will enjoy the rewards of your choices every step of the way.  Here are a few of my style tips that will instantly help you to feel thinner and better about yourself TODAY.  ENJOY THE JOURNEY.

I have 5 ways to Style Yourself Skinny that will help you to begin looking at  yourself differently and positively TODAY!  What a powerful way to tackle each new opportunity to work towards your goals for 2011.

Tip # 1. Look at the LINES! The lines in a top can draw the eye in and create the illusion of a small waistline – even if we have eaten too many holiday cookies.

It all about drawing the eye in at the waist even if you tend to carry some extra weight in the middle. The lines in a garment can make you look like you have just lost 10 lbs while keeping you comfortable, confident and looking slim.   If you have a long torso and a small waist BELT IT – the belt should hit right under the ribcage paired with a fitted top and you will look like a runway model.

This Diane von Furstenburg top found on http://www.shopstyle.com is a great choice! It’s an A-line shape and the lines will work their magic.

Tip #2  Wear smooth undergarments – the way your dressed under your clothes does more for your look that the outside layer.  A nude bra and smooth panties,  set the foundation for looking smooth and skinny in your clothing choices on a daily basis.   My favorite undergarments are from Soma Intimates – their  vanishing lines technology eliminates any visible panty lines of the past, they are amazing! http://www.soma.com.

Tip #3 Wear black opaque tights with black platform pumps or black shoe booties. This emphasizes the leg beautifully and makes any leg look long and lean. My favorite, the SPANX opaque tights. They sell a reversible pair that offers 2 for 1, one side is black and one side is brown.  There are also other color combinations available.   I LIVE in these tights all winter long – they are comfortable and the wear like iron. They wash and wear beautifully, you will love the way your look wearing these tights.

Tip #4 Wear the right style hat for your body shape. It is TRUE, looking your best is all about balance and proportion and this applies to hat styles as well. Hats add a flair of style to any outfit. Select a hat that compliments your skin tone then choose your outfit based off of the hat choice.  Full figured women need to choose a hat with a wide brim to balance their frame while a petite frame should wear a hat that is smaller in shape and more delicate.  Your face shape should be considered when choosing the best style hat for you.  For example, a round face looks best in a hat with a wide brim while a wider face looks best with a more round style of hat like a beret.

Tip #5 Last but certainly not least think about your posture. Having good posture can instantly enhance your figure and by standing taller with your shoulders back – your frame will appear leaner.

At last – I always like to leave you with a great quote!   Now, go be beautiful and enjoy the day.

“It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Yours in style,
Debbie

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