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What neckline is best for a small bust

There are so many different necklines out there… what neckline is best for a small bust?

Here we have a client that I have been working with in Cornwall, Devon.  I was asked to go through her wardrobe, clearing out the wrong items and keeping the best pieces that work for her body, personality and age.  I love looking at different garments in people’s wardrobes, trying them on to see how they can change the body shape, proportions in a good and bad way.

 

I wanted to share with you three red tops with different necklines and how this changes the bust and neck area.

My client has a medium length neck is in the age of 60’s and a small bust.  She is happy with her bust size, but does not want to make her bust area smaller.

  1. DEEP SCOOP – Here we can see how low the neckline is, which makes the bust smaller.  There is too much flesh showing for her age, but does elongate her neck.

 

 

2. DEEP V-NECK – Another red top with a deep narrow v-neck.  Again this neckline draws down to her bust, making the bust smaller.  This is not the best option.  It does make her neck longer, which is a nice asset to have.

 

 

 

3. ROUND NECK – This neckline is the best one for my client.  The neckline is higher up which makes the best look bigger.  The scoop is much smaller, this sits well on the body.  Another bonus is showing some flesh, elongating the neck area.

Now we both know what neckline works for my client.  Seeing the tops on and showing my client in the mirror makes it real and believable.

To make her wardrobe more interesting, she would benefit with more tops with this neckline in more colours which suit her skin tone.

A few basic good quality jerseys and knitwear will be excellent staple items to form a fab capsule wardrobe.  Saving money in the long run and making my client feel confident and walking tall.

How to look good on Valentines day

With Valentines Day just around the corner, it’s time to start prepping the ultimate outfit for your date.  First impressions are everything!

Here are my top tips on how to look good:

  1. Ensure the outfit fits the purpose of the date

Select an outfit that suits the occasion.  If you are going out in the day that is less formal, then wear an outfit that is smart/casual.  If you are going out for an evening meal, then the outfit needs to step up to a more smarter outfit.

Before – my client is wearing an outfit in the day, which is too formal in colour and look. Also the clothes are too baggy.

2. Be yourself

Wear clothes that show off your personality.  Image is a form of communication – let your date see who you truly are.  Do not choose an outfit because it looks good on the mannequin, or seen on someone else, the outfit needs to reflect you.

  1. Make sure the outfit fits well

There is nothing worse than wearing baggy clothes; looking like sloppy joe.  To look good in an outfit, the garments need to skim the body – not too tight or baggy.  Whatever your size, show off your shape.  It also looks like you have bothered.

After – A great outfit that reflects my client’s personality, is modern and a great fit.

  1. Be modern and up to date

Your date will sum you up in seconds.  Ensure that your overall look, including your hair and accessories are modern and up to date.  Examples are: a current hair cut, (no hairspray) modern clothes (not from the 80’s) not forgetting the shoes.

  1. Don’t over do it

There is nothing worse than trying to over do it.  Wearing a white suit, blingy tie, short red dress, showing lots of cleavage, lots of make-up, and covered in perfume is not a good idea.  Your date will be concentrating on what you are wearing (in the wrong way) instead of listening to what you are saying.

After – a great example of an evening outfit. He looks smart, handsome, happy with his lady love. The idea was to slim the top half and shorten his long legs to balance.

  1. Go for kinder colours

Choosing the correct colours for the date is key.  If you want to impress your date, it is not a good idea wearing black from head to toe, or wearing harsh, serious colours.  You want to come across as kind, approachable and trustworthy – so wearing softer colours like pink, lilac and grey (if you are cool) and off white, aqua and natural colours (if you are warm) will make a massive difference.

  1. Make an effort

Impress your date and think of the basics.  I know it sounds silly, but not a lot of people think of little things like: having a shower, washing hair, blow drying and putting some product in to finish off your style. Wearing clean clothes that are pressed and pristine.  Smooth skin with applying a moisturiser and light perfume.

  1. Smile and be confident

Stand up tall, look confident and smile.  Look at your date in the eye and give them a big happy smile.  It’s easy and makes a massive difference.  You might be shaking inside, but learning how to calm your body down, breathe and relax will help.  Most of all, enjoy your time together and have fun.

If you would like to look fantastic for your valentine, and have an amazing outfit prepared, then let me help with my VALENTINES OFFER.

PERSONAL SHOPPING TRIP– 2 hours shopping Exeter                                                                             Includes – pre cafe meeting discussing your outfit/date, suggestions on how to improve your look, and discuss where you are going wrong, shopping for the perfect outfit for your date.

COST – £80 (normally £100)

If you would like to know more, then please email me info@maggigreen.co.uk or give me a call on 07834 454 493.

Make 2019 the year of change – New Year New You

New Year New You – do you really want another year of dealing with those horrible, anxious feelings when you have to face the task to clear out your wardrobe, knowing what to wear and how to put it together?

Feeling sick, having to look at the shops online and in the high street trying to choose the perfect outfit that makes you feel good and confident but not knowing where to start or what to do?

To have the confidence to be able to do this, is very hard.  We all have too many clothes in our wardrobes and there is so much choice in the shops – without the knowledge, it is pretty impossible!  It also doesn’t help with how we feel about ourselves – how are we going to look good if we don’t feel confident with our bodies and who we are.

After listening to so many of my clients, I feel this stems from childhood.  I am sure you remember other children looking attractive, having the perfect hair, make-up and being the coolest kid on the block.  The older we get, this stays with us and niggles away at the back of our heads, coming back with vengeance in certain situations, making us feel that we want to crawl in a ball and disappear.

However, as a young child, we need to remember that we were never taught the basics in self-care, what hair style suits us, understanding our bodies or our unique colouring – nothing about our DNA!  We should not expect to know the knowledge of image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be able to project ourselves in a positive way for people to take us seriously, to like and trust us – we have to go out there and let others see that we look the business, but most importantly, feel confident inside!!

To be the best we can in our personal and professional life is knowing our talent and being unique inside and out.

To not let these niggly excuses get in the way of others seeing how wonderful we really are.  We all feel the same in wishing we could look better – but showing off our assets and looking amazing, opens up a huge exciting world.

Results from a few of my clients…

“Thank you for your consultation with me.  You were so sensitive and encouraging.  I think you have a real gift for the work you do, helping each of us re-kindle confidence and enthusiasm in what can be a vulnerable area of our lives, often kept very private.

Thank you for helping to re-awaken a more playful and engaged connection with my appearance !”  Anonymous client

After working with Maggi on simple rules for style and colour, I enjoyed a shopping trip for the first time in my adult life. Maggi politely and professionally put me back in control of how I look, and I’d recommend her services to anyone.    Emma, Plymouth

Below are some offers to help you begin your new journey..

FULL COLOUR CONSULTATION – Make things easier by finding out what colours look amazing on you.  Everything will go together so much better when you know your wonderful pallet of colours.                       1.5 hours – £130 (£10 off full price)

STYLE CONSULTATION – Haven’t you always wanted to know what to wear that suits your body shape, to feel confident and look amazing?  I can show you how.     2.5 hours – £170 (£10 off full price)

WARDROBE WEED – So many clothes…. where do I start.  Let me help weed out the wrong things and leave you with beautiful garments that fit and suit you well.       4 hours – £190 (£20 off full price)

SHOPPING TRIP – Let’s go shopping and find pieces that you need for that perfect capsule wardrobe that work together, fit you well and look fantastic on you.    5 hours – from £230 (£30 off full price)

GROUP PACKAGES

CLASSIC – colour and style £300 (£25 off full price)

ELITE – all packages (£50 off full price)

EXECUTIVE – package (£100 off full price)

GIFT VOUCHERS – are available

Offers end Monday 11th February 2019.  This for men and women.

All prices are based in Exeter.  Outside area, travelling expenses will be added.

I travel to help people in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bath, Bristol and London.

Autumn offers

Burrrr It’s getting chilly.  Now is the time for you to be getting out all your winter clothing and organise an array of wonderful clothes to look fabulous for the winter season.

To help you achieve this tricky task, see my offers to help you:

FULL COLOUR CONSULTATION – Make things easier by finding out what colours look amazing on you.  Everything will go together so much better when you know your wonderful pallet of colours.

1.5 hours – £130 (£10 off full price)

WARDROBE WEED – So many clothes…. where do I start.  Let me help weed out the wrong things and leave you with beautiful garments that fit and suit you well.

4 hours – £190 (1 hour free – £40 off full price)

SHOPPING – Let’s go shopping and find pieces that you need for that perfect capsule wardrobe that work together, fit you well and look fantastic on you.

5 hours – from £230 (1 hour free)

Offers end Wednesday 31 October 2018.  This for men and women.

All prices are based in Exeter.  Outside area, please email for a quote.

Appointments have to be booked by November 30th 2018.

Do the celebrities always get it right?

Why do we assume that celebrities get it right with their style and colour?  We see them all the time on social media and in photoshoots wearing outfits chosen by themselves or by a stylist.

As I have worked with so many people over the years, I find it interesting how sometimes they are spot on with their colouring and chosen outfit and how too, they seriously get it so wrong.  I love having the power and vision on how I can see the difference when they do get it right; they look so much more connected and powerful.

I think it is extremely valuable and helpful getting inspiration from the celebs on what they wear, but would like everyone to know, that you have to be yourself and embrace your personality, unique body and amazing colouring.  All of us are different in lots of ways.  Don’t be afraid to let others see how great you are.

Here are some examples on mainly colour of before and afters.  I do hope that you can see the difference with the celebrities that we see all the time on tv, what happens to their look overall, when they are wearing the wrong and the right colours.

wrong

right

BEFORE – Holly Willoughby has a soft, cool colouring.  She has chosen to wear a black dress and matching black eyeliner.

Although, the eyeliner links well with the dress, this colour is making her look hard and contrasty.

The black colour provides shadows across the face and hair, sadly making her look darker than she naturally is.  The colour is too strong for her.

AFTER – What a difference.  Holly is surrounded by soft, cool muted colours; not a black in sight.  All the colours in the photo suit her skin and hair tone much better.  Her make-up doesn’t look so hard, it works well with her ivory dress, linking in beautifully with the soft blue colour behind.  Overall, she looks warm, soft and approachable.  Gorgeous!

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right

BEFORE – Here we see talented Eddie Redmayne.  Complete opposite to Holly, he has warm, freckly skin with gorgeous deep warm toned hair.

Unless you are aware of how Eddie looks, you would be totally unaware of his warm coloured hair and skin with this cool blue which is surrounding him.

He looks so cold; look at his lips!  What a shame!

AFTER – Love this picture…. what a difference.  The colour of the bricks in the background and the warm burnt orange jumper link really well with Eddie’s natural colouring.  Now you can see his conker coloured hair and his warm skin tone.  A rare colouring to see; great to work with.  Eddie looks very well, age appropriate ; I particularly like the jumper style and how the neckline works with his long neck.

wrong

right

BEFORE – Jessica Chastain is an American actress.  She has fair skin and beautiful red hair.

Although, she is similar to Eddie Redmayne, the difference is paler skin and a lighter hair base.

Jessica’s hair has some brightness to it.  The pink dress and lipstick that she is wearing is a blue pink, not a warm yellow pink, making her look cold.

The light colour works with her light hair, but is too cool, which does not match with her skin tone.

AFTER – Here we can see how Jessica has chosen a warm toned coloured dress with the gold detail and gold earrings to link with her light, bright warm coloured hair and skin.  Can you see how she has connected everything together.  Again, a very rare colouring; I do get very excited when I see this colouring.  Beautiful unusual colours; absolutely stunning!

wrong

right

BEFORE – Lastly, we have James Bond – Pierce Brosnan.

This is very common to see with most people.  Beige is a safe colour, but pretty boring and non-descript.

It doesn’t help with the suit not fitting him properly.  Pierce naturally has very dark hair, with this beige colouring and the blended tie, makes him disappear.

You would not notice him in a room.  He has little presence.

AFTER – Ok, now you would definitely spot this man in a room.  He looks sharp, slick and someone who knows what he is doing.  The angled hair cut works with his angled features on his face.  The contrasting colours link well with his cool colouring and dark hair.  Basic theory, the suit fits him very well.  Not only has he chosen the right colour suit and shirt, but finished it off with a red striking tie that makes him look the part.  Wow!

What about YOU!  Have you really looked in the mirror properly at yourself each day when you are choosing your outfit?

Are you looking cold, boring, blended, hard and untrustworthy?

Maybe, it is time to do something about it. https://maggigreen.co.uk/executive/

Valentines offer – my 10 tips on how to get it right

With Valentines Day around the corner, it’s time to start prepping the ultimate outfit for your date.  First impressions are everything!

We have all watched Grease, time and time again, such a great movie; one of my favourites.   We see different scenarios, and different outfits.  What’s interesting is how, both Sandy and Danny made an effort with their Image when they met.  They were themselves and fell for each other.

Danny and Sandy

 

Later in the movie we see how they dress to please others, to fit in with the crowd, sadly affecting their secret love for each other.  As you know, it is a happy ending and it all turns around.

 

 

 

 

 

Your clothing is a primary component of your Image and is a potential communicator with its own language.

 

My tips for you are:

1. Be modern and up to date

2. Think of some words on how you wish to come across, match those words with your outfit

3. Keep it natural ladies and not too much make-up

4. Ladies, showing too much flesh and make-up is a put off

5. Guys, wearing too much perfume is distracting

6. Be yourself and do not copy others

7. Ensure the outfit fits you properly (not too baggy or too tight)

8. Go for colours that are not too harsh and serious

9. Smile, it’s easy and makes a massive difference

10. Ensure the outfit fits the purpose of the date

Remember, YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR IMAGE

If you are unsure on how to look, but so want to get it right for your date, then let me help with my VALENTINES OFFER.

PERSONAL SHOPPING TRIP – 3 hours in Exeter                                                                             Includes – pre cafe meeting discussing your outfit/date, suggestions on how to improve your look, and discuss where you are going wrong, shopping for the perfect outfit for your date.

COST – £140

If you want to wow your date, then please email me info@maggigreen.co.uk or give me a call on 07834 454 493.