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Lucretia: Dressing for your sweetheart

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In these times of political and ecological anxiety, a little frivolity can be a lovely thing and anything that brings beauty to the day is a generous blessing.

There’s nothing wrong with cheering up the love of your life with your bright red lipstick, a flirty blouse (not to mention those high heels and those jeans that make your legs look endless).

So cheers to fashion’s ability to transform, delight and make one pretty. It sure is a fact that style can be empowering, an expression of who we are, transforming one from an ugly duckling into the queen of the universe.

First things first — is he really going to want to be seen with you if you’re in a sweatshirt and jeans?

Well, definitely, that is if you are still in the throes of love, as in the first few months of the relationship.

However, once the sizzle has died down, the man generally does begin to notice what you are wearing.

A man appreciates having a terrific looking woman on his arm. He can feel like the luckiest person alive when he is noticed and envied because of the fashionably-dressed woman he is sporting on his arm.

That will make him feel special, and in turn, he will cater to your every need.

It doesn’t matter if you are a 10 or a five on the scale that so many men use to rate a woman’s looks, but rather how you rate yourself on the internal “how do I look” scale.

What is it that makes a woman look terrific in the first place?

Is it the shape of the woman’s body or is it something more important than that? Is it the outfit, perhaps its style, colour or newness?

Perhaps the most important thing to remember is simply that what a woman wears is only a reflection of her taste.

How she wears her clothing reflects the time and energy she spent in her selection. All of these factors together create the picture of the well-dressed woman.

So, start with an outfit that looks good on you, and you will feel terrific. You will sparkle and look even better!

Since one of the keys to having a good time is the knowledge you look great in the outfit you are wearing coupled with the knowledge that your date concurs with you, it is important to consider his preferences.

Dressing for the person you will be with is simple and easy. It can even be fun! Discover his colour and fabric preferences.

Ferret out whether he likes sweaters or blouses, slacks or dresses, conservative or trendy.

Most men do not prefer to shop for women’s clothing, but that is the perfect opportunity to discover whether or not he has any real preferences. Once you have an idea of what he likes, cater to it.

Select those fabrics that his fingertips linger on. Remember what colours elicited the phrase, “that looks good on you”, and let the anticipation of hearing those words again create a look in your eyes that translates to: “I am so excited to be with you.”

Identify his preferred style of clothing for you and wear it with poise and the knowledge that he is putty in your hands.

Until next week. Stay Fabulous. lucretia79@live.com

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