STYLE IT OUT!

We’ve got so­lu­tions for your fash­ion co­nun­drums, says Fash­ion Ed­i­tor Michelle Nightin­gale

YOURS (UK) - - Looking Good -

Q

I’m con­stantly hot and then cold, so I have to wear loads of lay­ers and end up look­ing wider than I am. Can you help me layer with­out look­ing lumpy?

Julie Stephen­son, Dorch­ester Yours says: The key to lay­er­ing with­out bulk, is to start with clos­e­fit­ting light lay­ers and work up to chunkier pieces.

A light roll-neck in a neu­tral colour is a good start­ing point that you can re­move if needed. Fin­ish with a chunky jumper or cardi­gan, again in a neu­tral shade, that you can team with any look. Here are our top three lay­er­ing must-haves…

Q

I’m 6ft and strug­gle to find fash­ion for my height, any sug­ges­tions?

Lizzie Ryan, Nor­folk Yours says: If you’re tall you’ve prob­a­bly found the high street isn’t al­ways great at cater­ing for your height. Here are our top three brands for long-legged lovelies…

NEXT We love how Next cov­ers pretty much ev­ery shape and size and the brand of­fers a good tall range aimed at those 5ft 10 and over in sizes 8-20.

NEW LOOK If you’re on a bud­get, then New Look’s tall range is well worth a look. Fea­tur­ing af­ford­able knits, blouses, skirts and great value jeans, the only down­side is that while some stores do in­clude prod­ucts from the range, you’ll find most of it on­line.

LONG TALL SALLY Al­though a lit­tle pricier, Long Tall Sally is a leader in the field of tall fash­ion and the brand’s range of denim is un­beat­able. You’ll find jeans in sizes 8-20 and with 34-38in leg lengths avail­able. They also run reg­u­lar jeans of­fers, with ex­tra dis­counts when you buy more than one pair.

Q

I have a spe­cial oc­ca­sion com­ing up and have found the per­fect dress, but it doesn’t have sleeves! Can you sug­gest any­thing to cover my arms with­out cov­er­ing the dress?

Jean Hill, Bos­ton Yours says: These clever un­der­dress sleeves from Cami Con­fi­den­tial might be the per­fect so­lu­tion! Choose from a se­lec­tion of styles, sleeve lengths, ma­te­ri­als and shades to com­ple­ment your dress.

Q

My waist seems to have dis­ap­peared! How can I get my shape back?

Pam Lowe, Can­ter­bury

Yours says: It’s sci­en­tif­i­cally proven that as we get older our me­tab­o­lism slows, mean­ing we burn less en­ergy and store more fat – par­tic­u­larly around the mid­dle. Aside from ex­er­cise and eat­ing healthily, there are a few clever style choices you can make to help re­gain your waist. Choose waist-cinch­ing styles like nipped in jack­ets, pe­plum tops, dresses that belt at the waist and slim­ming ver­ti­cal stripes. Higher-waisted jeans will hold in your tummy and choose slim­ming dark denim with a lit­tle stretch for the per­fect fit. For spe­cial oc­ca­sions waist-cinch­ing un­der­wear will give you a smoother sil­hou­ette and an ex­tra con­fi­dence boost.

Lizzie wears: Dress, £45, 6-22, Next

Q

Can you sug­gest any plus-size ranges that aren’t frumpy? Catharine Deane, Amer­sham Yours says: Here are our favourite brands for curvy col­lec­tions that are stylish and flat­ter­ing…

YOURS CLOTH­ING (not con­nected to the mag­a­zine) fea­tures gor­geous fash­ion from prac­ti­cal day­wear to per­fect par­ty­wear in sizes 16-36 as stan­dard and with a se­lec­tion of items up to a size 40.

JD WIL­LIAMS has a main fash­ion range avail­able in sizes 10-26 and you’ll also find lots of styles that go up to a size 34 – in­clud­ing some great-value bud­get buys. fea­tures cat­walk-in­spired styles at high street prices. You’ll find gor­geous dresses with sleeves, fig­ure-flat­ter­ing denim in sizes 14-28 (or up to size

30 in some styles) and much, much more.

Susie sculpt jeans, £25, 10-24 2531inleg length, Bon­marché

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