This morning in the ‘delightful’ downpour I arrived at the U3A ladies group in Rustington. My ‘first 4 seconds’ impression gave more of a drowned rat picture than elegant business-like but friendly look I planned on giving! But after drying out the morning was a great hit.
U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.
Chris Wright, looking fantastic, who herself had been styled 10 years ago and wanted to share the brilliant benefits of styling with her group, had invited me to give the members some hint and tips on how to look and feel fabulous regardless of age, shape, size or budget; by wearing the best colours and styles that ‘went with them’. Also to inspire confidence – as when we get compliments about how we look our self esteem grows, then our confidence and we dare to try new things and experiment.
We all have a habit of buying the same colours, same styles and shopping at the same shops just because we are unsure of really what suits us. When you do know it makes dressing fun, less expensive (how many unworn clothes do you have in your wardrobe?) and you can look taller, slimmer and even more gorgeous! What’s not to like?
Many of the ladies wouldn’t dream of wearing a belt but I showed them a few tricks which they could do and still feel comfortable. We had a great discussion on sizes and styles of clothes and how FIT is more important and we discovered that one of the members was a seamstress and another a bra fitter.
We discussed underwear and how bra sizes change within each shop, just like the size of clothes. It doesn’t matter about that ‘little number on the label” we just need to make sure your clothes fit you.
As Mae West once said ” Your clothes should be tight enough to show you are a woman but loose enough to shoe you are a lady”.
All we need to do is move out of our comfort zone and try something new; and you can at any age.I have one client who is 67 and she looks and feels like a million dollars everytime she walks out the door; and she gets compliments all the time.
Contact me and I will help you learn how to choose the clothes that are great for your body!
I still have a few places left on my Body Confidence Workshop this Saturday Feb 27th – see website for more details.