What you wear matters. Dressing well communicates volumes about who you are as a person. Others are able to ascertain a lot about your personality, politics, status, age, and income simply by what you’re wearing.

But it also can transform your life. Research shows that what you are wearing impacts your thinking and how you interact with the world.

Posts in the What You Should Wear category focus on helping you find the clothes that always make you feel beautiful, poised, and confident in any situation –from taking on the world in a 9-5 job to helping your kids make a fort out of the dining room table to lounging at the end of a long day.

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What You Should Wear Posts:

Do women even wear slips anymore? This article highlights three reasons why you should wear a slip. Plus a bonus reason thrown in for good measure. #underdresses #classylady #HowToBeALady

3 Beautiful Reasons Why You Need to Wear A Slip

It seems like no one is wearing a slip under their dresses or skirts anymore. In fact, if you're a ...
How To Make Your Waist Appear Smaller Than It Is

How To Make Your Waist Appear Smaller Than It Is

Dear Friends, Have you ever tried on a midcentury dress that fits beautifully everywhere—except for the waist? You are not ...
Eliminate that Saddle Bag Look ModernRetroWoman.com

How to Eliminate that Saddle Bag Look

Clothes that accent the width of the shoulders are flattering to [pear shaped] hips because they balance the low hip ...
How to Go From Frumpy to Fabulous blog post on ModernRetroWoman.com

How to Go From Frumpy to Fabulous

You can wear a larger variety of lines in your clothes than any other figure type; but remember that while ...
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How to Visually Overcome Prominent Hips

Waist-slimming lines are generally flattering to your figure, but if your upper hips are pronounced to a marked degree, you ...
Do You Really Know What Your Figure Looks Like ModernRetroWoman.com

Do You Really Know What Your Figure Looks Like?

Beyond the fact that all women have such things as shoulders, waists, and hips, practically anything can happen. Nature, in ...
Is Your Outfit Fighting Your Figure? ModernRetroWoman.com

Is Your Outfit Fighting Your Figure?

Seeing is believing; but when you look at lines, seeing is deceiving...Optical illusions do not confine themselves to such things ...
Collage for It's Throw Out Your Underwear Day {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes} blog post ModernRetroWoman.com

It’s Throw Out Your Underwear Day! {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

It is New Year's Eve. A time when people start saying "out with the old and in with the new!" ...
Imaginary Shopping Spree

I is for Imaginary Shopping Spree {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

I was at the fabric store with The Mister earlier today. (I know. I'm wondering what he's up to, also ...
"D" is for Discreet Elegance {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

“D” is for Discreet Elegance {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

Our elegance mentor, Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, teaches us that discretion is "a sort of refined good taste" and is often ...
C is for Costume {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

C is for Costume {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, ...
"B" is for a Bargain Wardrobe {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

“B” is for a Bargain Wardrobe {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

Raise your hand if you've ever had this happen to you: It seemed like the perfect bargain. You were shopping ...
"A" is for Accessories

“A” is for Accessories

When I wrote about 5 (Mostly Free) Strategies You Can Do Right Now to Seem More Glamorous, reader Renee F ...
The Well-Dressed Girl

The Well-Dressed Girl

If we talk at great length about clothes and the place they play in making you an attractive, charming person, ...