Sophisticated dressing is about key elements and knowing how to combine them properly. Here’s how to get started if you’re ready for a classier look:
Wear Items Made Of Classic Fabric
Classic and timeless clothing items are often made of materials that can last well into the next decade. Cotton, linen, wool and silk are four basic fabric items that can stand the test of time as long as they are properly taken care of.
Clean And Press
Clothing items give off a classy vibe when cleaned and pressed properly. Remember that a wrinkled look is all but classy. Wrinkle-free cotton is now available but most clothing items made of cotton still need to be ironed. Make sure that you read labels on the clothing to know how to care for the fabric properly.
Start With Solid Neutrals
Bold patterns and prints can achieve a classy and sophisticated look but if you’re not comfortable with these, you can always go for neutrals. Neutrals are widely available in stores (and probably already in your closet). They are also easily combined with one another, which helps stretch the variety of outfits you can create from your wardrobe.
Typical neutrals include navy blue, gray, black, white, beige and cream. Monochromatic style, or using different shades of the same color, will allow you to vary a particular hue but still make you stylish. You can add small accents, such as a pair of red high-heeled shoes or burgundy leather belt, to transform your monochromatic or neutral style into something more eye-catching.
Make Sure You Wear Items That Fit Properly
Classy and sophisticated clothes should fit you well. Make sure to take items to a local seamstress or tailor for alterations if they do not fit properly.
Not everything you wear needs to be perfectly tailored. You can still mix and match your clothing items with unstructured pieces to achieve a more relaxed appearance.
Classy dresses can be form-fitting. They can be worn to show off your figure, but they should not be too tight. Remember that classy dressing requires modesty so avoid midriff-baring tops or micro miniskirts. Keep your cleavage and belly button covered. The armholes on blouses and dresses should likewise not reveal your bra.
Do Not Go Overboard With Accessories
Simple but classic jewelry will do. You can accessorize with pearl or diamond studs and long pendants. Scarves are a good way to add visual interest to your sophisticated outfit.
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