Trousers too big on the waist?

Trousers too big on the waist? One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is ‘Where can I find trousers to fit my hourglass figure?’. I understand this problem well as my waist is 10” smaller than my hips. In addition to the trousers gaping at the waist, hourglass figures also often have a longer than average crotch to waist measurement, or ‘rise’, so the…

Need wide-fitting footwear?

If you struggle to find footwear to fit, I feel your pain. Here’s a quick round-up of some brands which either specialise in wide-fitting shoes or stock wide-fit alongside their standard styles: Next, New Look, Sargasso and Grey, Hotter, Evans, ASOS, M&S, Camper, Calla, Vionic, Solebliss, Rieker. I haven’t tried most of these brands myself but Rieker is my go-to brand for my wide-toed and…

Have you heard of ‘The 10×10 Challenge’ (and should you try it)?

There are many variations of ‘The 10×10 Challenge’, but in a nutshell, the idea is to choose 10 items of clothing and create different outfits with them over 10 consecutive days. I’ve found it very useful and enjoyable so I’d recommend you try it to see whether it is helpful for you too. For myself and my clients, I changed the name to ‘10×10 Discovery’…

Online shopping is here to stay

Online shopping is here to stay and I have a few tips to help you! Before you order Clothing models are usually tall. Sometimes the model’s height is specified but it’s generally around 5’8. Most garments are designed for height 5’5 (unless specified as Petite or Tall). Check the sizing info. Sizing varies widely between different companies and between garments. Garment length is usually given…