How to Rework an Outfit

November 17, 2017

Do you ever spend time staring in your closet wondering what to wear or agonizing over how to pull together an outfit you feel great wearing? Or perhaps you put something on and then look in the mirror and sigh as you wonder, “Why isn’t this outfit working?”

I can help!

In this 7-minute video I have taken a photo of a model from a catalogue and will show you how I would recommend that she change the outfit (if she owned it or was thinking of purchasing it) so that it’s more flattering. Yes, even models get stuck wearing things that don’t work on them!

Here is the before photo (full length and close up) so you can keep it handy to see more clearly what I am talking about in the video.

 

What I didn’t mention in the video:

  • The fit of the dress is good on her
  • The neckline is beautiful – the right depth and the shape of the neckline repeats the shape of her jawline which makes the neckline feel very natural and flattering on her.
  • Love the ¾ length sleeves on her as they draw focus to her waist.

Was this helpful? Did you learn something new? Can you see how you can apply it to your own wardrobe? Or, do you want to see more videos like this where you can learn about creating your most flattering outfits?

All of that is available as part of the ‘Style by Ginger’ monthly program I can help you understand why something is or isn’t working and learn how to change it so you feel great.

Each month in the ‘Style by Ginger’ program I will personally assist several women (on a first come, first-served basis) with style advice on an outfit that is causing them frustration. It’s as simple as sending me a photo of you in a garment or outfit with your question(s) about it. The style assessment will be done through video (either live or taped) and shared only with the supportive ‘Styled by Ginger’ community. I promise that it is all done in a gentle, positive, self-affirming way and will give you the answers you’ve been longing for.

We can address any aspect of image including:

  • Does the color look good?
  • Is the fit right?
  • Is the print flattering?
  • What shoes do I wear?
  • How do I accessorize this outfit?
  • And anything else you’d like to know.

The information shared will help you and the other members watching learn how to tweak an outfit so it looks and feels fabulous. I know how personal our self-images are, so my suggestions are always given gently and with sensitivity.

I have offered this kind of support for many years through another online forum. Here’s what Laura has to say about how I offer advice:

“It is so eye opening to see how small adjustments can make such a big difference to an outfit.  And I love how diplomatic you are and appreciate that when you are giving feedback you are not doing it from you being right and the other wrong but from a genuine desire to have that person access the possibility for their inner self to shine. You say it with such compassion and caring and it’s such a gift to tell people what you see so that they can build the distinctions for themselves.”

For now, enjoy the video, then see how you can apply something you learned to your own wardrobe. And, if you are intrigued you can learn more about the ‘Styled by Ginger’ program HERE.

  • Pat

    Great tips, Ginger!
    I have a Ralph Lauren beach cover up that hits all my style buttons except the color, white…before it gets worn again I’m going to figure out how to dye this a more flattering color for my warm tones.

    Thank you for your never ending encouragement and for sharing your knowledge so generously. You are the best!
    a faithful fan,
    Pat

    • Thanks, Pat. I have a few clients who dye things very successfully. Have fun with it!

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