The average African woman loves to look good and dress well at all times, Coming down to the Nigerian scene, the Nigerian lady is stylish when it comes to dressing up for an occasion.

Piecing two items of clothing together with matching accessories is a skill that is learnt even from an early age, no wonder the country has produced great fashion designers, Tiffany Amber, Deola Sagoe, Dakova, Momo, Frank Oshodi and a host of others. Most of whom are well recognised in the international fashion scene.

Having said that, lets bring the issue home to our individual wardrobe. Most of us love to look through a fashion magazine and appreciate the new fashions and styles but very few would go out and invest in them. We buy clothes that appeal to our innate sense. And we hardly give a passing thought as to why we choose the clothes that we do. Dressing right is more complicated than just putting to pieces of clothing together. It is about knowing colours that complement your skin tone, style and cuts that fit well with our various body shapes, When and where to wear these outfits to as well as how to accessorize these outfits for that elegant and unique look. These are questions that we should put into consideration when shopping for a new wardrobe or adding to what is already available.

These are also some of the issues we will be addressing as we go on.

It is no news that the fashion trend this days varies depending on what you are wearing and when. It is interesting to note however, that the the sixties and seventies fashion style is back in full force with little or no modification add to it.

One thing you should bear in mind is that LESS is MORE and QUALITY over QUANTITY. In other words the quality of what you intend to purchase should come before considering the quantity itself and goes for style; know how to accentuate your curves while still maintaining a great level of modesty.

There two major aspect of dressing, the western and the traditional aspect. Lets start with the western aspect. Under this you have the colors and dress style. We all have our favourite colours whether we accept it or not. Take one look at your wardrobe and you will realize that most of your clothes fall within a specific colour range. It is good to understand colours and how they complement you.

The Blue colour is a colour that is usually associated with calmness, trust, intelligence, loyalty and strength-it has a soothing and calm effect. Some however attribute blue colours to masculine things particularly clothes.

Yellow is another colour that depicts happiness, warmth, festivity and cheerfulness.

Red is also associated with with power, energy, strength, danger, passion, love authority and confidence.

Other colours like purple is associated or linked with royalty, soft browns, green radiate warmth as well. There are also neutral colors like grey, white and dark brown; these colours are cool and classy too. Having said that, lets bring the issue home to our individual wardrobe. Most of us love to look through a fashion magazine and appreciate the new fashions and styles but very few would go out and invest in them. We buy clothes that appeal to our innate sense. And we hardly give a passing thought as to why we choose the clothes that we do.

Dressing right is more complicated than just putting to pieces of clothing together. It is about knowing colours that complement your skin tone, style and cuts that fit well with our various body shapes, When and where to wear these outfits to as well as how to accessorize these outfits for that elegant and unique look. These are questions that we should put into consideration when shopping for a new wardrobe or adding to what is already available.

These are also some of the issues we will be addressing as we go on.

It is no news that the fashion trend this days varies depending on what you are wearing and when. It is interesting to note however, that the the sixties and seventies fashion style is back in full force with little or no modification add to it.

One thing you should bear in mind is that LESS is MORE and QUALITY over QUANTITY. In other words the quality of what you intend to purchase should come before considering the quantity itself and goes for style; know how to accentuate your curves while still maintaining a great level of modesty.

There two major aspect of dressing, the western and the traditional aspect. Lets start with the western aspect. Under this you have the colors and dress style.

We all have our favourite colours whether we accept it or not. Take one look at your wardrobe and you will realize that most of your clothes fall within a specific colour range. It is good to understand colours and how they complement you.

The Blue colour is a colour that is usually associated with calmness, trust, intelligence, loyalty and strength-it has a soothing and calm effect. Some however attribute blue colours to masculine things particularly clothes.

Yellow is another colour that depicts happiness, warmth, festivity and cheerfulness.

Red is also associated with with power, energy, strength, danger, passion, love authority and confidence.

Other colours like purple is associated or linked with royalty, soft browns, green radiate warmth as well.

There are also neutral colors like grey, white and dark brown; these colours are cool and classy too. Having said that, lets bring the issue home to our individual wardrobe. Most of us love to look through a fashion magazine and appreciate the new fashions and styles but very few would go out and invest in them. We buy clothes that appeal to our innate sense. And we hardly give a passing thought as to why we choose the clothes that we do.

Dressing right is more complicated than just putting to pieces of clothing together. It is about knowing colours that complement your skin tone, style and cuts that fit well with our various body shapes, When and where to wear these outfits to as well as how to accessorize these outfits for that elegant and unique look. These are questions that we should put into consideration when shopping for a new wardrobe or adding to what is already available.

These are also some of the issues we will be addressing as we go on.

It is no news that the fashion trend this days varies depending on what you are wearing and when. It is interesting to note however, that the the sixties and seventies fashion style is back in full force with little or no modification add to it.

One thing you should bear in mind is that LESS is MORE and QUALITY over QUANTITY. In other words the quality of what you intend to purchase should come before considering the quantity itself and goes for style; know how to accentuate your curves while still maintaining a great level of modesty.

There two major aspect of dressing, the western and the traditional aspect. Lets start with the western aspect. Under this you have the colors and dress style.

We all have our favourite colours whether we accept it or not. Take one look at your wardrobe and you will realize that most of your clothes fall within a specific colour range. It is good to understand colours and how they complement you.

The Blue colour is a colour that is usually associated with calmness, trust, intelligence, loyalty and strength-it has a soothing and calm effect. Some however attribute blue colours to masculine things particularly clothes.

Yellow is another colour that depicts happiness, warmth, festivity and cheerfulness.

Red is also associated with with power, energy, strength, danger, passion, love authority and confidence.

Other colours like purple is associated or linked with royalty, soft browns, green radiate warmth as well.

There are also neutral colors like grey, white and dark brown; these colours are cool and classy too.Having said that, lets bring the issue home to our individual wardrobe. Most of us love to look through a fashion magazine and appreciate the new fashions and styles but very few would go out and invest in them. We buy clothes that appeal to our innate sense. And we hardly give a passing thought as to why we choose the clothes that we do.

Dressing right is more complicated than just putting to pieces of clothing together. It is about knowing colours that complement your skin tone, style and cuts that fit well with our various body shapes, When and where to wear these outfits to as well as how to accessorize these outfits for that elegant and unique look. These are questions that we should put into consideration when shopping for a new wardrobe or adding to what is already available.

These are also some of the issues we will be addressing as we go on.

It is no news that the fashion trend this days varies depending on what you are wearing and when. It is interesting to note however, that the the sixties and seventies fashion style is back in full force with little or no modification add to it.

One thing you should bear in mind is that LESS is MORE and QUALITY over QUANTITY. In other words the quality of what you intend to purchase should come before considering the quantity itself and goes for style; know how to accentuate your curves while still maintaining a great level of modesty.

There two major aspect of dressing, the western and the traditional aspect. Lets start with the western aspect. Under this you have the colors and dress style.

We all have our favourite colours whether we accept it or not. Take one look at your wardrobe and you will realize that most of your clothes fall within a specific colour range. It is good to understand colours and how they complement you.

The Blue colour is a colour that is usually associated with calmness, trust, intelligence, loyalty and strength-it has a soothing and calm effect. Some however attribute blue colours to masculine things particularly clothes.

Yellow is another colour that depicts happiness, warmth, festivity and cheerfulness.

Red is also associated with with power, energy, strength, danger, passion, love authority and confidence.

Other colours like purple is associated or linked with royalty, soft browns, green radiate warmth as well.

There are also neutral colors like grey, white and dark brown; these colours are cool and classy too.So when choosing colours for fabrics, chose the one that complements and enhances your skin tone. I’ve found out that bright colours particularly primary colours complements those with dark skin tones.

Like the saying goes: “different strokes for different folks”, same goes for the different body shape and structure. Your dress sense should be determined by your overall body structure. You need to identify what cut of clothes will best suit you. Different dress styles suits different kinds of people.

The most common rule that applies to all people is that vertical stripes make a person look taller while horizontal stripes will give a broad effect. Larger prints are more attention grabbing as compared to subtler smaller prints. Tops that have printed designs around the neck or shoulders will make the shoulders appear broader.

For ladies that are curvaceous, accentuate your curves without over emphasizing them. Wear close fitted tops that floats over the hips and bottom, tailored jacket with nipped waist line that stays just over the hip. Go for monochromic ensembles with sleeves and designs around the neck and shoulders to give the shoulders a broad look. Avoid wearing baggy clothes especially baggy pants, don’t wear tops that stops at the widest part of the hip.

Tall and slim ladies fit into just about anything with no problem at all, however, figure hugging clothes like skinny jeans, straight cut trousers- tops and skirts are a perfect fit for you. Horizontal stripped shirts and t-shirts are ideal to minimize the length of the torso. Jersey tops are ideal for this category of ladies. Turtle neck tops helps to visually shorten the neck.

For ladies on the petite side – when choosing a dress, go for something short or at least a little above the kneel to make the legs look longer. Stay away from midi clothes particularly gowns and skirts because it cuts the leg into two halves and visually makes you look shorter. Bootleg tailored pants worn over heels gives the appearance of long legs.

Learn to complement your dressing with the right kind of accessories, whether earring, bracelets, bangles, belt, shoes and bags. Go for what complements your style and personality.

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