It's all about Tailoring...

4.19.2016







Style Theory: When clothes are tailored well they are so flattering, skimming your lumps and bumps and making you look slimmer and just a little taller (I need help with both). I fell in love with Me+Em tailoring a couple of years ago when I bought a swing dress for Christmas Day, it hung perfectly, was made of beautiful fabric and was incredibly flattering..I was smitten. So here is my edit above and below of my favourite Me+Em pieces....

I am slightly obsessed with the stripe trousers above, they fit the 'sports luxe' trend perfectly and are so flattering. They are made from beautiful fabric that hangs perfectly, I have a tummy and they amazingly disguise this. The perfect work to weekend trousers, they can be worn with heels or trainers, they will work hard for you. The silk blouse is pure indulgence, the bow makes a statement and the colour is subtle and calm. Both the blouse and the trousers are a size 10 (my normal size), I sized down on the Alexa M&S blazer to a size 8 as it is pretty oversized.





Camo Jacket - Primark (old season)

This dress is currently in the Me+Em sale, it is made of silk crepe de chine, hangs beautifully and does not crush. It can be worn during the day, styled with a casual jacket (I went for my camo jacket) and sneakers or in the evening wear with tan high sandals and a contrasting bag for the perfect wedding outfit. I sized down on this as it does come up a little big, this is a size 8.




Lace Blouse - &Other Stories (in store in sale)
Bag - Zara (in store) 

The perfect pink sweater, in a swing shape so keep bottoms tight and fitted. It is the most beautiful shade of pink, it is a fine knit so can be tucked into the front of jeans (perfect for hiding a tummy like mine) I will be wearing it with my cut off denim shorts and flat tan sandals in the summer and dressing it up wearing it with my stripe trousers above and heels for a smarter look.

This season tailoring is working for me, good tailoring is always a little more expensive in which case I make it 'work' hard for me, dressing it up with heels or dressing it down with a pair of trainers, a tee and a khaki/camo 'shackett'. I really believe in not keeping best clothes for 'best', I wear the items again and again from random trips to the park to press events, I need to get value and time goes too quickly to keep something to only wear once (apart from at home where I live in PJ bottoms!). 

What are you tailored must-have's? Do you tend to keep nice clothing aside for special occasions or do you wear them whenever? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Fran xxxx

13 comments:

  1. Lovely styling, you've just reminded me that I have a pair of Me & Em navy palazzo pants, I need to wear. I'm with you on making your clothes work hard.

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    1. I love palazzo pants perfect for the spring/summer xxx

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  2. Hi Frances, love your styling and blog! Could I ask the Me&Em trousers with the stripe, did you take them up or is the leg length suitable for 5ft 2? I normally buy petite range from Topshop? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, I bought the normal side stripe crop trouser and as they are crop they fit me well, not taking up! I am 5ft3 (just) so they should be fine, they are really are lovely super flattering! xxxx

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    2. Thanks will give them a try! X

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  3. Please tell me the name of the lipstick you are wearing in the top pictures! Gorgeous! Love the burgundy polka dot dress.

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    1. Thanks Sarah xx It is "all Fired up" by mac with indian pink Rimmel lip liner xxx

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  4. thank you for reply! I have done a bit of research - it is a very matte lipstick? I find them a bit tricky... but it is the most glorious shade of pink with the right amount of blue in it... Love reading your blog for ideas...I'm a working mum , with 4 kids - need to be practical but also look good!

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