In this new series of Live Style, celebrity stylist, Erica Matthews, helps an Updaters viewer with their style dilemmas and helps them to look and feel great – in their own home with virtual styling. This week she helps Janine, who split up with her husband a few years ago and is trying to get back on track and regain her confidence. Watch the video and shop Janine’s look, below.
Erica’s tips for looking and feeling great
Shop Janine’s look with wrap dresses, colourful prints and smart separates.
A SPLASH OF COLOUR: If you’re feeling below par, it’s tempting to wear head-to-toe black. The idea is that makes us feel smaller, thinner – and invisible. But, although yes, it means you blend into the background, in terms of size, shapeless clothing, whatever the colour, actually makes us look bigger. Ditch the tent and opt for a colourful figure-enhancing piece like Janine’s red dress that had been languishing in her wardrobe. Janine’s dress is from Coast and is out of stock – but check out our alternatives. For Erica’s advice on underwear and some of her favourites check out her Style Tips for Curvy Women.
WRAP DRESS: This is your best friend. Wrap dresses are so easy to wear and suit everybody. Choose a midi length, with a bold pattern like this one from Missguided (reduced to £28.00 from £35) or try one of our other picks, below. Click to buy.
JEANS AND A NICE TOP. You can’t go wrong with this combo. Choose comfy, stretchy, skinny jeans and a top that will go from day to night. Janine looks fabulous in this satin blouse from Zara. It’s currently out of stock, but check out our picks, below. Erica has teamed it with skinny ‘Jamie’ jeans from Topshop, which come in a variety of styles. Buy them, below!