MAKE THE MOST OF THE NEW ME

Af­ter trans­form­ing her ap­pear­ance, Kara Moore needs to find a wardrobe to match

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - GH Special -

Ihave just been through a year of rein­ven­tion. It all started when I de­cided to stop dye­ing my hair. I’d been colour­ing it for 30 years and was sick of see­ing grey roots af­ter only two weeks. When the colour was half grown out, I could see I was go­ing to look very dif­fer­ent, so I de­cided to lose weight, too. I joined Slim­ming World and lost two stone in less than six months. By then, my hair had grown out and I was thrilled with the new me. But I’m still re-eval­u­at­ing my wardrobe. I’ve al­ways bought longer­length trousers, as I’m tall, and teamed them with baggy tu­nic tops. Now I’ve lost weight, I need to wear clothes that show off my new shape. I need some guid­ance to em­brace the new me and make the most of my­self.

THE FASH­ION BOOST

‘We wanted to give Kara the con­fi­dence to be brave and more mod­ern with the clothes she wears. Sil­ver se­quins look stun­ning with grey hair, and by team­ing such a head-turn­ing top with jeans, we achieved a look that’s both re­laxed and glam­orous,’ says Jo.

LOOK AT ME NOW!

‘On first see­ing the clothes, I didn’t think they’d fit – but they did!’ says Kara. ‘I’m con­fi­dent now to stop say­ing the clothes are too tight when I’m in a chang­ing room and to ac­cept they look good. I’m 56, and be­fore the makeover I thought I ought to tone things down, but I don’t think I should now! If I’m wear­ing the right things for my body, I don’t need to!’ Kara wears: top, £38, 8-20, Next. Jeans, £139.95, 8-18, NYDJ at John Lewis. Shoes, £175, 3-7, Rus­sell & Brom­ley. Ring, £145, Lola Rose (lo­larose.co.uk)

‘I need to show off my new shape,’ says Kara be­fore

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