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Help. I need to know what type of slacks are in style right now. I have not been shopping in a while and my old clothes are starting to fit from the last few years. Are staight legs in or out? Cuffs ( on slacks). Also are kind of pointed shoes in style that are very pointed narrowed toes but square on the end they are heels?

Thu. Feb 15, 7:40pm

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slacks - hmmm. I generally associate that word with women over 50. Not that that matters, but just make sure you are dressing appropriately for your age. If you are 50, please do not wear what is in style for 20 year olds. I know you CAN, but don't. Watch What Not to Wear on TLC - Clint and Stacy have good advice about that kind of stuff.
Other than that, here's my advice for finding "in-style" clothing. Go to a higher-end clothing store (sorry - no suggestions here - I shop at Target and Wal-Mart!) and ask for assistance. They have personal shoppers who can help you find something that looks good on you that IS in style. Even if you can't afford those clothes, they can give you a good idea of what to look for elsewhere.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 11:51 PM

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i think narrower pants are in style, if you have the figure for them and it is age-appropriate.

shoes, i don't know. it seems like daintier shoes are in style. i'm in the city a lot so i see lots of trends come and go, and i haven't seen the very pointy shoes as much lately. then again, i hated that trend (i have size 9.5 feet so why make them look any longer than they already are?) so maybe i ignore those shoes on purpose.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 12:57 AM

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Please don't buy something just because it's trendy. It may not look right on you. Choose cuts that flatter your figure, and be prepared to try on lots of stuff. Take along a friend you can trust with a capital t to tell you their thoughts if you don't trust your own judgement 100%. I could give a flying flip what's in style becauase so much of it's poo. Skinny pants? I'm sorry, but unless you have the physique of a 14 year-old boy, they're going to make you look like a hippo in a tutu. And pleats are the enemy (not a rant at you, just a pet peeve!). Wishing you luck and patience. And a fab new wardrobe.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 5:07 AM

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Stylist Here :)

Slacks, in the industry we don't really use that term. How about trousers.

For trousers, what is in:

A lot, you should be pleased with this, everything from skinny pants with high waists, cropped pants, full trousers with and without cuffs.

A classic that you can't go wrong with is a pair of trousers with a medium rise, not to high or low, straight leg or slightly full with no cuff. Choose a fabric that you can wear year round, such as wool gabardine and some even come with stretch for added comfort.

J Crew is a good reference point, they tend to always get trousers right.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 10:28 AM

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I love the Express Editor pant. They are always changing the fit slightly to reflect the current styles and they seem to fit alot of people great. Also if your interested Express has alot of realy nice fitted womens button up collared shirts.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 1:04 PM

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I had no idea how to dress myself until I went to college. I happen to pick a book up while at the book store. I can't remember what it's called, but something along the lines of "dress right for your body type". It's probably $15 or so, but I read what I needed in the store. It shows you what will flatter your body..."big boobs, little boobs, big hips, no but, long legs, petite..."
This was so helpful!!! There are a few books like this out.
I use the same gereral rules everytime I go shopping, so no matter what is in style, I can find the things that look good on me.
General Rules for me:
Round face-chose a shirt with a v-neck, or boat neck
Big boobs-no pockets on front of shirt, choose fitted tops as to not appear larger
Pear-shaped-chose lighter colors on the top and dark colors for the bottom-no prints on bottom

And there are many, many more little rules...

You can find your own "rules" and never worry about what's in style. Once you find your own guidlines, shopping becomes so much easier and fun! Once I started dressing for my own body (keeping trends in mind, but not sticking strictly to them), people began complementing me on my look, and even thought that I had lost weight!

It's been a while, but maybe check out the "style" section at the book store.

Good luck! Tell me how it goes!

Friday, February 16, 2007, 1:12 PM

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