Knowing that Helen Garth, an Image Consultant and Hypnotherapist, was coming to speak to Capel Ladies Club on Colour and Style meant that many of us had been slightly more selective than usual about what to wear for the evening! Mind you, we are a fairly personable crowd in any case, so we were interested to hear what new hints Helen might give us in her talk!
Helen began by passing round laminated sheets of a range of different styles as worn by women of all ages and body shapes, to illustrate the various possible ways that outfits can draw attention to our best features and distract from what we think of as our worst. The range of different styles went from City Chic and Dramatic to Creative, Romantic, Classsic and Natural.
Whichever style you choose, it’s all about creating a BALANCED appearance, and it’s important to know which body shape you are to help you dress stylishly. We had to pair up with someone else and, using a small weight on the end of a piece of thread we held the end of the thread to each other’s shoulders allowing the weight to hang free. We could then tell whether we were a triangle-shape, an inverted triangle shape, a pear shape, a circular shape, an hour-glass, an oval or a rectangle, and from that diagnosis we could be advised on which of our features needed accentuating with the style of our clothes.
This proved to be a fun evening, and although we took Helen’s hints and tips seriously everyone enjoyed a bit of a giggle, and there was a good atmosphere. One item of clothing which seemed to display the most versatility was the scarf. Helen showed several ways of wearing scarves, and various knots to tie in order to create some completely different looks with an outfit. She also said that many of her clothes come from charity shops which are full of surprises! All in all it was a very enjoyable evening!
For more information about Helen, see her Facebook page under “Helen Garth – Looking good, Feeling good”.