Once when I was in middle school, I went to a “Colors” workshop with a friend. Remember those? A specialist held up all kinds of fabrics to my skin and gave me a tiny booklet that told me all of the colors I should wear (and which ones I shouldn’t). I don’t really remember what colors were “my colors,” but I think turquoise was on my “yes” list.
There was also a fashion show to demonstrate “How to Dress for Your Body Type.” “Hourglass” people like me were advised to wear v-neck and scoop-neck shirts, wrap dresses, bootcut pants, pencil skirts, and monochromatic outfits. I was also told to avoid turtlenecks, light-colored tops, and baggy clothes. I generally agree with all of those guidelines (except for the wrap dresses and shirts – I have yet to find one that looks good on me).
I especially love V-necks (the deeper, the better) and scoop necks…but I also am keenly aware of modesty. So I layer. Often.
I recently had an opportunity to try a few tops from Undertease, a Utah-based company that offers tanks, tees, and camisoles in an array of colors that are specifically designed for layering. The Signature Line is the original line w/ plentiful sizing and style options. The Suzy Q line is new and specifically designed for climates with warmer weather. Want to guess which line I prefer? Clue: I live in sweltering Arizona.
I wear my rose-colored Suzy Q cap sleeve tee often (see above right). Suzy Q pieces range in price from $16-$22.
Maybe I better get a turquoise one next… ;)
Have you ever been to a Colors Workshop? Do you think they’re bogus or brilliant? Also – Do you agree with the “dress for your body type” advice that is commonly dispensed in books and magazines?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Suzy Q Cap Sleeve Tee ($18) from Undertease. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Saturday, July 17th at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a US mailing address.
* Undertease sent me a sample for review purposes and is also providing 1 tee for the giveaway.
*UPDATE* The winner is #42 Lisa. Congratulations!