PantsFirst, interview the pants and then get naked!

Got your attention? Good…now pay attention!

If you are going on a first date…what are the requirements you might have for the prospect?

Let’s pick 4…
He’s wearing a belt

He has change in his pockets

His pants aren’t dragging on the floor

His butt isn’t sagging in his Dockers

Oh my, you are particular aren’t you? If only you were that particular when it came to the choices that actually affect your pants!

Let’s visualize the process of hunting, gathering, finding a dressing room and then getting naked in the hopes of exiting said dressing room looking like Kate Blanchet in a perfect fitting, traffic stopping pair of pants!

Guess what – your chances of that happening if you have skipped the all-important interview process are nil, none and zip! Plus – didn’t your mother ever warn you about getting naked on the first date?

So what’s the point?

Let me help you with some ‘gathering’ pointers – I call it the 4-point process.

Point #1

When is the last time you wore a belt?

10 years ago? Then why are you still buying pants with belts?

Put those pants back on the rack!

Point #2

Do you have a little extra in the hips?

Then why are you still buying pants with pockets?

Note to self…there are no more phone booths so no need for jingling change in your pockets which translates to no need for pockets.

Put those pants back on the rack!

Point #3

Do you find you have a baggy butt in your pants?

Then why are you buying pants with bottoms that are 12 inches wide? Do the math…12 inches, times two sides, equals 24 inches of fabric that actually starts at the hip! No wonder you have a baggy butt! Look for pants that have an 8 to 10 inch bottom, no wider unless you are going for the 70’s look.

Put those pants back on the rack!

Point #4

Did I mention Dockers? Geez lades; leave those stiff cotton pants for the guys! They can stand on their own – you don’t even have to be wearing them! You need to be wearing your clothing as opposed to your clothing wearing you! Look for luxury fabrics like Ponte knits; all season tropical wools and blended fabrics that include a bit of Lycra for ‘forgiving’ – anything but stiff cotton khaki’s that look like you are wearing your canvas boat bag.

Put those pants back on the rack!

Long and short of it:

Shopping can be challenging! Don’t make it worse by hunting and gathering for the wrong thing and then dropping your drawers resulting in a huge frustrating waste of time! Plus now you are naked in the dressing room with not a salesperson in sight. Can you spell time suck?

Here’s another pointer – shop online before you ever start the car! Take your measurements, match them up with the ‘store fits’ before you even step foot in the store. Most stores now carry at least 4 different styles to accommodate women’s fabulous figures including petite, plus, long, high rise, low rise, slim, curvy and extra curvy. You can pre-shop online and then either buy there or call ahead to the store to make sure they have inventory.

And in case you have been living under a rock and don’t know what NYDJ means…here you go you better-after-50’s!

Not Your Daughters Jeans

Check out their fit chart and find where you fit.

NYDJ FitGuide

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Doreen Dove empowers women to use style as a tool to take strategic control of their image. She is an image consultant, personal stylist and professional speaker. Her extensive background in all aspects of retail has uniquely qualified her to work with women of all ages and professions, coaching them to personal style success.


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