Remember back to when you were 15 and you had thought you put a killer outfit together (probably one that would make all the boys go crazy) and you dads voice catches you before you head out the door.
“You’re not wearing that. You look like a two-bob tart. Go and change.”
Ok maybe your dad didn’t use that particular expression, but you get it.
It’s funny thinking back on it now, that my dad’s fashion advice has always been the one I’ve looked for. Mum always said I looked beautiful or that a certain colour suited me etc. But thats her job. Mum was always so diplomatic, but sometimes subconsciously of course I always wanted a little more brutal honesty from her. Dad certainly made up for that.
Dad didn’t know why something looked good he just liked it. As an adult now, I always get a little more satisfaction when dad says he likes an outfit and I guess thats because dad sees an outfit the same way that any other male adult sees an outfit. Good, bad or ugly.
Dad always used to tell me that boys need to use their imagination, too much was and still is on show and is so easily accessible – thank you internet. Dad has instilled in me that its much sexier for a guy to have to imagine whats going on under all those clothes.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not, and my dad certainly wasn’t saying that women are more attractive when they wear a paper bag over their body and hide everything that makes a woman sexy. What he was and I am telling you is that there is no sex appeal to a woman when she already has her boobs on show. Well where’s the chase, the excitement in that if you already know what you’re going to get at the end?
I wear lots of high necked tops, but they are almost always very tight. It lets you show everything off without actually showing anything. It is also a great way to get around the corporate dress code without feeling like you have given up and raided your great aunt Beryl’s closet.
H&M and Zara are my go to places to shop for work wear on a budget. You can get some really beautiful timeless pieces from here that still show off your figure but don’t give too much away and doesn’t look unprofessional.
Just remember you always want to look elegant and effortlessly put together. Don’t try too hard, and in the words of my non-fashion guru dad – don’t end up looking like a two bob tart.