Is false fashion for you? What you have to bear in mind when keeping up with all the newest trends is, that never once were you in the designer's thoughts when putting his or her creations together.
How many times have you cringed at styles of dresses, trousers, blouses or whatever knowing at the back of your mind how hideous you would look dressed in what was designed for the catwalk and yet you feel the need to have them because it's in fashion.
Top designer labels do not come cheap and can be quite expensive leaving you broke when you could have bought a garment for half the price and still look just as stunning. Keeping up with fashion is all well and good but if you look stupid wearing something that wasn't specifically designed for you don't wear it. There is nothing worse than walking into a room thinking you are god's gift because you paid a fortune for what you are wearing, only to be made a mockery of.
When out shopping next; find a shop selling quality gear for half the price of what it would cost to dress in designer gear. You will find similar or duplicated designs to the latest craze in most stores and even in second-hand or charity shops. This is your best option for picking up a bargain if you don't have a lot of money. The good thing with charity shops their proceeds go to good causes, so as well as looking a million dollars in an outfit bought from such a shop you help the starving people of the world.
Boob Tube: Not comfortable with the new boob tube you bought because your bare fleshed stomach is in full view but they are in fashion and you want one. This is easily sorted just narrow the gap down. Under, the breast where the hem of the garment is, stitch or glue tassels, beads or pearls. This makes a great cover up and also adds your own uniqueness to it. Another thing with this idea is you get to choose the colour of accessories you want to decorate the boob tube with –not having to make do with what the designer who has never met or seen you thinks is best for you.
Belts do not go down well with pleasantly plump girls. Well, they do but the big girl should exclude belts from her wardrobe as they are not complimentary for the woman with the big waistline. If belts are a must then let us find an alternative idea. Make your own belly piece. Get leather strips (off cuts) these can be any colour or assorted shades, braid/plait them together then hang the twisted menagerie loosely (not tight) around the middle securing it so it doesn't slip down to the ankles. (You could also make a leather braided ankle strap to match) Add glitter or glue sequins to the strips to spice the belt up. This will not only look effective but complement your size. Off-cuts are cheap and you could if wanting to hang beads coins or whatever from the belt you made, this will let everyone know you are in the room or get you noticed on the dance floor because of the jingle and jangle.
Boots are in fashion but you cannot afford to buy them. Let's be sneaky and clever to get you the nearest thing to boots. Buy closed in shoes then get a matching pair of the same colour as the shoe knee or ankle length socks and hey presto from a distance a pair of boots, how good is that?
Above are two ideas of what you can do if you put your mind to it, rather than end up in debt due to buying designer gear that no one gets to see because you emptied the bank account, and now can't afford to go out and show your new outfit off.
In the fashion industry style and design changes every day, so you could be left with a very expensive dress left hanging in the wardrobe because it's gone out of fashion
Forget about buying fashionable designer gear in the shops as those styles and design were not created for you personally. This is disastrous for some girls wanting to wear clothes trending at the time. If you can get away with wearing the latest trends then you are one of the lucky ones, sadly not all girls are that fortunate.
False fashion is what it is. Your height, weight, skin type was never taken into account by designers, unlike the rich and famous stars who always look good, that's because these designers focus solely on what would suit or not suit each individual. How are the girls of today expected to look as fabulous unless they get the same treatment? The only one that can know what will suit you is you and not some stranger who has never set eyes on you.
It makes sense to put your own fashion ideas to use and into the bargain cost-effective. Design your own label? Who knows maybe your friends will want a piece of the action and a great way of making money too. Top designers started this way.
Tip: check out your jewellery box for odd broken pieces or visit a charity shop to pick up bits like gold or silver chains pendants rings pearls beads brooches etc. These can be used to decorate some of your already wardrobe content that is still in great condition but not as fashionable as they once were.
Look for scarves they make fabulous fashion accessories and colourful too for that drab outfit that needs that little something to set it off.
Make your own sparkly neck choker with glitter. Add studs in your own pattern. It's your choice as to what and what you can do to put your own mark on it.
Hats will have heads turning so consider one or two for the wardrobe to stand out and be noticed. You can add jewellery bits and colourful feathers to headwear and make them your own
How many greeting cards come with tiny bows and more, save these and work with them. Add them to hair bands or stick them to shoes or boots. Gifts tend to come with some real eye-catching bits and bobs, so make these work for you. A lot can be done with silk flowers as well. It's a cheap way to look good and fashionable… who needs fashion designers when you have you. To anyone wanting to save money and be fashionable all you need is imagination.