Mom’s Style Do’s and Don’ts
“Wearing all black should be reserved for funerals.”
Boston: If that were the case, then the most stylish women in Manhattan would be one long funeral procession. Head-to-toe black is universally accepted as chic.
Bennett: Unless you’re wearing a big hat with a net on it, all black isn’t going to make you look like you’re going to a funeral. It’s a flattering uniform that can be worn every day.
Lyons: That is so dated. These days, even bridesmaids wear all black. Just remember that when you’re wearing all black, you’re creating a silhouette, so choose the shapes of your tops and bottoms carefully.
“If you can’t breathe in it, you probably shouldn’t leave in it.”
London: Women have a tendency to squeeze into things and say, “If I buy this, there will be motivation for me to lose weight.” Then, when that doesn’t happen, the skirt hangs in the closet as a shameful reminder. Tugging at your clothes is never a good look.
Bennett: Good advice. Sometimes going up a size actually makes the fabric drape better. When something is pulling across the butt―trust me―that’s what everyone notices.
Mills: Too tight is never right. Don’t leave in it unless you can dance in it!