The big question – what should I wear to a Simcha?
Debate no more! Stylist Hadass Weissmann gives Datiyah.com‘s readers clear guidelines and tips on how to choose the right outfit!
Get ready for loads of compliments!
Here is what she wrote:
Congratulation! A family member is having a Simcha!
Brit, Bar Bat – Mitzvah, wedding …
You’re going to meet the entire family, including your aunt that will probably ask “So, what’s new?” With an obvious look at your stomach, and your sister in law who always looks like she came out of a fashion magazine…
This time you want to look great and get compliments, although usually you’re not one of those who spend hours in front of the mirror.
Retailers offer large and confusing variety and you don’t know what is right for you?
Let me help with some guidelines.
It is recommended to choose garment that is not very different from your usual style, so you’ll feel comfortable. The goal is to look good and still look like yourself.
Take a look at your closet, and choose your three most favorite clothes (I do not mean pajamas!)
Try to characterize them and understand what exactly you love about them.
Are they warm or cool colored clothes? Is the color bright, deep or dull?
What are the cut / fit styles?
Is the fabric soft or stiff?
Note yourself what you like most about your favorite clothes, and use the list as guidance when you go shopping. For example, “long dress, warm tones, round neckline.” So when you get to the store you will not have to review the entire variety, but go straight over to clothes that meet the criteria in your list and choose more efficiently.
It is recommended to consult the Sales attendant, she can immediately retrieve the items for you and save you energy and valuable time.
Arrive to the store equipped with basic colored base shirts and your favorite shoes.
When you try on each garment, ask yourself:
– Is it flattering my good figure areas?
– Is it hiding my figure areas that are less beautiful?
– Does the color suit me?
– Do I feel good wearing it?
After you try on each item, photograph yourself. When you are done trying on clothes, take a look on each image for comparison. This way you can get a more objective and correct look on your appearance wearing the garment than a glance in the mirror.
If the chosen garment is very festive, consider how you can moderate it for future use, for example, use cover-up or base shirt in a different color, cut long dress shorter, replace the belt, etc..
And if you’re still not sure, ask someone close who will tell you the truth – mother, girlfriend, husband or even a stylist …
Want to look stunning on your next event?
Contact me for professional, personal styling advice!
This post was written by Hadass Weissmann, a 27 years old talented fashion stylist from Jerusalem.
Hadass is a Shenkar Fashion School graduate who shares her extensive knowledge in fashion and styling at her blog: http://styling4u.blogspot.co.il
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