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How to Cope in the Dreaded Changing Rooms

I wrote about my issue with changing rooms in stores some weeks ago, and I was pleased to find that many other women struggled with trying on clothes in dreaded changing rooms. The discovery wasn’t surprising to me at all. I knew I wasn’t the only one avoiding store changing rooms. If you Google up “Dreaded Changing Rooms”, you will find many articles on this issue. Which is why I am writing this post on how to cope in the Dreaded Changing Rooms, if you find yourself there.

 

 

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Go for the inner changing rooms

My main issue with the changing rooms is my fear that someone would stumble in mistakenly or deliberately. The curtains also do not provide enough privacy. I find that there are usually little gaps at each side which is why I like to go for the inner changing rooms for a bit more privacy and security.

 

Be realistic

My first tip when it comes to surviving the changing room is to be realistic. Select clothing that would suit your body shape and make sure they come in the right size. There is no point for you to pick a size 12 dress if you are a size 8. The dress would never look good on you. Also, the fact that the skirt looks amazing on the shop assistant does not mean it would look good on you. Go for styles that would complement your figure.

Being realistic in the changing room is a way to make the process a lot easier.

 

Walk around in the pieces

Before you decide on whether you are buying the pieces, make sure you sit down and walk around in it. That way you would get an idea of how the clothing would look and feel on a regular day for you. Also, you sitting down is a way for you to take your time and have a good look before you decide on whether to buy or not. What looks good standing up may look horrible when you sit down. That dress that looks lovely when standing up may look tight and off when you sit down.

The last thing you need is to rush when trying on clothes. You are in the changing room already, you may as well take your time.

 

 

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Give yourself a 360

I know many of us struggle with the mirrors in the changing rooms. It could be due to the lightning and the type of mirrors used but you need to give yourself a 360 when trying on clothes. Using the mirrors would help you see the whole outfit from all angles so you get no nasty surprise when you are out and about in your new piece.

 

These tips do work for me when I have to deal with the dreaded changing rooms. I like to avoid changing rooms as much as I can which is why I go for online shopping, but when I have to go into the shops, these tips come in handy.

How do you cope in changing rooms? Do you have any tips that work for you? Please share them in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

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Makeup Plan for No-filter Selfies on Prom Night

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Everything in recent years has become unapologetically extra, and the prom culture has not been left behind. Self-discovery has never been championed for previous generations as it is being done today. Society has become increasingly liberal and young people especially, are being encouraged to express their personality. For teenage girls, there is no better platform to express their individuality in the form of fashion than at prom.

Not everyone is a fashionista and for some girls, expressing themselves through their fashion sense can be somewhat tricky. Fortunately, there are so many celeb muses to look up to as well as endless fashion tips available online to help even least fashion-savvy girl dress like a red carpet celebrity.

Here are a few looks customized for different fashion personality types to help you pick out everything from your prom dresses to the color on your nails.

 

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Fashion Personality #1: Classic chic

This girl loves red roses and getting pampered with her girlfriends. She is passionate about empowering young girls, and her celeb style muses include Emma Watson and Elle Fanning.

Prom dress style: Long dress with a structured, elegant silhouette to bring out your feminine features.

Face: Luminous liquid foundation for pure, buildable coverage.

Lips: Nude lipstick shade with some warmth and glow.

Nails: Red mani-pedi.

 

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Fashion Personality #2: Retro disco queen

This girl loves Dancing Queen Amaryllis and shopping for vintage clothes and accessories from thrift shops. She is passionate about leadership, and her celeb style muses include Solange Knowles and Kendall Jenner.

Prom dress style: Form-fitting gown with a low neckline and embroidered with lots of metallic sequins.

Face: Contoured and glowy skin with a darker shade in the hollows of your cheekbones.

Lips: Bright and glossy.

Nails: Metallic shade.

 

 

Fashion Personality #3: Bohemian Beauty

This girl loves daisies and picnic dates at the park after school. She is into music and dreams about bringing a music festival to her neighborhood. Her celeb muses include Vanessa Hudgens and Dakota Johnson.

Prom dress style:  long prom dresses in floral print.

Face: Pale pink blush along the cheekbones and highlight the high points of your face for a glowing look.

Lips: Pump up your natural lip color.

Nails: soft, neutral mani-pedi.

 

 

Fashion Personality #4: Party Princess

This girl loves bright pink Gerber daisies and going out to new juice bars after school. She enjoys planning parties and wants to start her own party planning company and go professional. Dove Cameron and Bella Thorne are her favorite celeb style muses.

Prom dress style: A two-piece featuring a cropped top with lots of sparkle and a full-length skirt with bright or pastel shades

Face: Keep it soft and glowy

Lips: Shiny pink

Nails: Slightly duller color than your dress

 

 

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Fashion Personality #5:  Hollywood Glam

This girl’s favorite flower is a white gardenia, and she loves going out to the movies. She wants to write her own screenplay one day and become a famous celeb. Her celeb muses include Selena Gomez and Lily Collins.

Prom dress style: lustrous gown embellished with fancy beadwork.

Face: Matte coverage.

Lips: matte peachy nude shade.

Nails: Deep, dramatic burgundy.

 

Which is your fashion personality?

 

 

Passion For Fashion? Why Not Make It Your Career?

Do you have a passion for fashion? The fashion industry is huge – impacts our lives every day. It’s an exciting, glamorous and creative industry to work in, which is why it has a lot of appeal.

 

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That being said, fashion is a competitive area to find work, and if you want to enjoy a successful fashion career – you’re going to have to work hard. If you love fashion and want to enjoy working in an industry that means something to you then you should go for it. Take a look at some tips on how to get started in the fashion industry below.

 

Decide the area you want to work in

The fashion industry has a broad range of career options. From design to PR to buying – there are all sorts of job types to suit different skills and interests. Think about the type of area you’d like to specialise in and work out a plan on what it will take to get there. Some job types might need a career or vocational training, others might require a different set of skills altogether.

 

Make the most of different opportunities

When it comes to dazzling potential employers, you need to actively demonstrate that you’re interested in the fashion industry. Start at the beginning and learn about retail through retail apprenticeships with archapprentices.co.uk and find out everything about the industry. Meanwhile, volunteer to work on local fashion shows and events and ask companies for work experience or shadowing opportunities. Putting yourself out there and saying yes to all sorts of possibilities can make you some great contacts that could benefit you as you look for a job in the industry.

 

Indulge your passion

How can you stand out in the fashion industry? By showing off your passion and creativity. Many people looking to work in fashion start blogging, showing off their style and eye for good trends, or even just sharing their fashion photography. Starting a blog can be a good way to show your credentials off to potential employers, or it could lead you in a completely different direction where you work for yourself. Another thing you can do is to attend industry events and fashion shows – get a feel for the industry and spend time networking to help you make the most of potential opportunities.

Be persistent

The fashion industry can be a tough one to break into, but that doesn’t mean you should give up easily. Persistence is key in fashion, and when one door closes another could open. Ask for feedback after interviews and applications and talk to people with experience about how they got their break. You can always work in other areas in the meantime while you hunt for opportunities.

 

With a career in fashion, you can be sure of working in an ever-changing, exciting industry where no two days are the same. While the work is tough, the results are rewarding and it can be a great opportunity for you to do something you really love. Do you have that passion for fashion? Make it a career and turn your job into your passion too.

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