Trinny and Susannah What Not To Wear - Tell Me What To Wear!

Posted by Chantelle on Mon 10th April 2006 at 07:30 PM, Filed in Latest Celebrity Fashion

By going onto the Style website I quickly retrieved the results back from Trinny and Susannah’s ‘What To Wear’ test. I was asked a series of questions, seven in total, each with three answers which appeared in drop-down menus.

After hitting the ‘Tell Me What To Wear!’ button I was presented with a lengthy write-up on what to wear and what to stay away from. What a novel idea!

For those of us who find shopping a nightmare and are totally lost when it comes to buying clothes, you can print out the results and take these informative notes with you when you are on a shopping trip. This is probably easier than going shopping with the real Trinny and Susannah! There’s no doubt the fashion duo truly know what they’re talking about.

My what to wear, what not to wear style notes from Trinny and Susannah:

Abide by the following rules when you hit the high street and we’ll make a leggy, supermodel of you yet.

Avoid three-quarter length trousers because they make legs look shorter. Trousers should be full length, falling to the bottom of the heel.
Don’t wear trousers with turn-ups or wide legs, instead opt for narrow, straight legs or bootcut trousers
Skirts and trousers with high waistbands make legs look longer too.
Create the illusion of height by wearing a top and bottom of the same colour, drawing the eye up and down.
Longer length jackets worn undone also give the illusion of height.
Avoid chunky, ribbed tops that widen rather than lengthen the body.
Wear heels.
Although your shoulders may be average, you may not want to draw attention to them. If this is the case, avoid the following:

Delicate tops with spaghetti straps.
Halter-necked tops.
Slash-necked tops.
With Wonderbras, chicken fillets and our tips, you need never worry about your lack of cleavage again…

Always wear a bra.
Wear high-necked tops or roll-necks that accentuate your boobs.
Opt for delicate tops with spaghetti straps.
Sleeveless, round-necked tops that show off your arms are great.
Wear tops in a lighter colour than your lower half.
Don’t be tempted to hide your waist under shapeless, smock-like clothing. Add definition and create a waistline to be proud of.

A-line skirts are great for slimming a wide waistline.
Wear tops that are fitted under the boobs to give definition.
Wear fitted clothes and avoid shapeless dresses.
Wear hipsters instead of high-waisted trousers.
Lucky you, you’ve been blessed with a pancake-flat stomach! You can get away with pretty much any trouser or skirt style. However make sure that you read our Style guide, as well as our advice for your other body areas before you hit the shops.

If your hips and thighs are of average size, then you’re one of the lucky ones. Flatter this area by avoiding the following clothes, which can visually add pounds to the hips and thighs:

Long dresses and skirts cut on the bias.
Trousers with detail, such as side pockets.
Belted jackets and coats which flare out at the bottom.
We all have off days, and if you’ve ever asked the question: “Does my bum look big in this?”, try these tips:

Avoid lighter colours on your bottom. Darker colours are always more slimming.
Avoid trousers with pleats and other details, such as pockets or pinstripes.
Avoid horizontal stripes.

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my mum need’s to go on what not to wear plesese help

Posted by charlotte  on Sat 17th November 2007 at 06:41 AM | #

please help my mum needs your help! she is 53 mother of 4 and is currently looking after my father who is ill trying to get over a battle with cancer! so please help her she has no dress sence from head to toe. we would love for her to look and feel pretty she has also been battling with her weight and she has got to a size 16 so we are all pleased with her

Posted by annouska  on Wed 21st November 2007 at 03:09 PM | #

Ladies, if you want some immediate advice then you can’t go far wrong with my virtual personal stylist service found at It takes just 15 minutes and costs just £30 for all you will ever need to know about defining your style or even your mums!

Best wishes,

Chantelle x

Posted by Chantelle  on Fri 23rd November 2007 at 04:26 PM | #

I never wear skirts because my legs and ankles are thin.  I would like to know the best shoes or any other tips you can give me to make my legs look bigger, as I would love to wear skirts.

Posted by glenys ann green  on Sat 15th December 2007 at 12:12 PM | #

i saw a beautiful deep purple french connection dress on “what not to wear” on TV3 tonight and i have been looking for a dress just like it for ages, do u know if i can get it anywhere in ireland??

Posted by aideen  on Tue 26th February 2008 at 09:16 PM | #

i am short i have a pregnancy apron stomach,wide hips,wide shoulders an a average size bust i am going on holiday in may and can not find a bikini that looks nice but do not want to wear a one piece my bottom is not very big and my thighs are probabley ok what should i wear jenny

Posted by jenny  on Fri 22nd January 2010 at 07:58 PM | #


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