What the Well-Dressed Woman Will NOT Be Wearing this Fall

1. Any kind of trousers, pants, skirts or panti-hose that only come up to the hip. Haven’t we had enough of clothing manufacturers saving money on your back, not to mention Plumber’s Crack? Doesn’t anyone see how ridiculous they look?

2. Animal prints: why did they have to escape the  bowling alleys and trailer-parks and migrate into J. Crew? Was there really nothing else to do…?

3. Open-toed and peep-toed shoes, which are strictly for summer. And, of course, forget the sandals and flip-flops.

4. Bare ankles peeking out under what we used to derisively call “high-water” pants, trousers, and slacks. If ankles and parts of your calves are showing, your garment is too short and makes your legs look truncated. For a finished look, if not to protect your feet and shoes. you ought to be wearing some sort of hosiery (knee-length stockings are cheap and plentiful). Unless, of course, you are at a very sultry resort. Even then, I would restrict the bare-foot and bare-legged look to poolside. See my Bermuda Dress Code for elucidation on elegance at resorts.

5. Cargo pants…not even in the garden.

6. Empire “waists”–no matter what, they make a gal look preggers. See my article, “Where Is the Waist?”

7. Muscle-shirts and sleeveless dresses (not even in the garden).

8. Cap-sleeves, which make even the upper-arms of skinny chicks look fat.

To Be Continued…

Copyright ©M-J de Mesterton 2012

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Classic Pumps: Elegant Ladies’ Shoes

Clarks offers elegant shoes for ladies with good taste, in comfortable, classic styles. After years of women’s shoes with closed toes being all but extinct elsewhere on the shoe-shopping landscape, Clarks Indigo and Diamond lines persist in showing more style than skin.
~~M-J

Classic Pumps by Clarks, for the Elegant Woman

Elegant Dressing

See examples of how to dress elegantly, by the writer who brought Classic, Elegant Dressing to you in 2006.  In her latest Elegant Dressing blog, M-J de Mesterton gives explanations of style, instructive photographs, and recommendations for accessories, directing tasteful readers to currently-available, elegant clothes.

 

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M-J’s Elegant Dressing

Elegant Dressing 

Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

Elegant Everyday Stockings

Originally submitted at Essential Apparel

Product Features: Silky Sheer Stockings; Sandalfoot, 80% nylon, 20% Lycra * SOLD IN QUANTITIES OF 3 *

Berkshire Kicks Silky Sheer Stockings – Sandalfoot

I Get a Kick out of Berkshire Kicks!

By M-J from The Rockies on 8/19/2008
5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size Pros: Fit Well, Silky, Stay In Place, Comfortable Best Uses: Everyday, Formal Occasions Describe Yourself: High-end shopper, Practical, Conservative, Stylish

These are as close to classic nylons as possible, and are an improvement over those which were available in the 1960s and 1970s! Thanks, Essential Apparel, for Berkshire Kicks!

The Elegant Survival Stocking: Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

 

Welcome

M-J’s Elegant Dressing

Elegant Dressing 

Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

Elegant Everyday Stockings

Originally submitted at Essential Apparel

Product Features: Silky Sheer Stockings; Sandalfoot, 80% nylon, 20% Lycra * SOLD IN QUANTITIES OF 3 *

Berkshire Kicks Silky Sheer Stockings – Sandalfoot

I Get a Kick out of Berkshire Kicks!

By M-J from The Rockies on 8/19/2008
5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size Pros: Fit Well, Silky, Stay In Place, Comfortable Best Uses: Everyday, Formal Occasions Describe Yourself: High-end shopper, Practical, Conservative, Stylish

These are as close to classic nylons as possible, and are an improvement over those which were available in the 1960s and 1970s! Thanks, Essential Apparel, for Berkshire Kicks!

The Elegant Survival Stocking: Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

 

Welcome

M-J’s Elegant Dressing

Elegant Dressing 

Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

Elegant Everyday Stockings

Originally submitted at Essential Apparel

Product Features: Silky Sheer Stockings; Sandalfoot, 80% nylon, 20% Lycra * SOLD IN QUANTITIES OF 3 *

Berkshire Kicks Silky Sheer Stockings – Sandalfoot

I Get a Kick out of Berkshire Kicks!

By M-J from The Rockies on 8/19/2008
5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size Pros: Fit Well, Silky, Stay In Place, Comfortable Best Uses: Everyday, Formal Occasions Describe Yourself: High-end shopper, Practical, Conservative, Stylish

These are as close to classic nylons as possible, and are an improvement over those which were available in the 1960s and 1970s! Thanks, Essential Apparel, for Berkshire Kicks!

The Elegant Survival Stocking: Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

 

Welcome

M-J’s Elegant Dressing

Elegant Dressing 

Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

Elegant Everyday Stockings

Originally submitted at Essential Apparel

Product Features: Silky Sheer Stockings; Sandalfoot, 80% nylon, 20% Lycra * SOLD IN QUANTITIES OF 3 *

Berkshire Kicks Silky Sheer Stockings – Sandalfoot

I Get a Kick out of Berkshire Kicks!

By M-J from The Rockies on 8/19/2008
5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size Pros: Fit Well, Silky, Stay In Place, Comfortable Best Uses: Everyday, Formal Occasions Describe Yourself: High-end shopper, Practical, Conservative, Stylish

These are as close to classic nylons as possible, and are an improvement over those which were available in the 1960s and 1970s! Thanks, Essential Apparel, for Berkshire Kicks!

The Elegant Survival Stocking: Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

 

Welcome

M-J’s Elegant Dressing

Elegant Dressing 

Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

Elegant Everyday Stockings

Originally submitted at Essential Apparel

Product Features: Silky Sheer Stockings; Sandalfoot, 80% nylon, 20% Lycra * SOLD IN QUANTITIES OF 3 *

Berkshire Kicks Silky Sheer Stockings – Sandalfoot

I Get a Kick out of Berkshire Kicks!

By M-J from The Rockies on 8/19/2008
5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size Pros: Fit Well, Silky, Stay In Place, Comfortable Best Uses: Everyday, Formal Occasions Describe Yourself: High-end shopper, Practical, Conservative, Stylish

These are as close to classic nylons as possible, and are an improvement over those which were available in the 1960s and 1970s! Thanks, Essential Apparel, for Berkshire Kicks!

The Elegant Survival Stocking: Still Available as Berkshire Kicks

 

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