Style Alert & Trend Tips: Summer 2008 trend forecast for your shape and style: How to Wear Tea Dresses!

Michaela Jedinak returns to give you some fashion advice. While the “Celebrity Style Slam” and ” Red Carpet Reviews” are great when celebrities are out and about, we don’t always get the assistance of a stylist to help us select the best styles for ourselves- nor do we have the time or $$ to go out and buy the things we need. Michaela to the rescue with her guidance on
How to Wear Tea Dresses!”
They are flimsy and flirty but they can be tricky to wear. The clues here are
1) which colours work on you,
2) what size of patterns work on your shape
3)where on your body part you can wear them
4) what shape of dress works on you best.
The important issue is to keep it current and fun by making use of the trend-sensitive accessories: e.g., team the up with gladiator sandals or trainers,or bags with fringe or strong shape features. Try to wear them with trousers, or an amazing contrasting colour or a dramatic hair do.
Do stay away from being pretty and sweet by doing matchy-match accessories, cutie pie sweet hair style or ballerina shoes. Nothing kills a fashion trend ( or your own style) faster and deadlier than to repeat what has been done million times before.
So, before you can follow fashion you need to understand what works best for you, so that you can identify the fashion trends that work with you and not against you. Check out this chart shown below but here is the URL on the website here.
Here are the various body types:
Inverted Triangle
Lean Column
Net Hourglass
Full Hourglass
All of the fashion items shown are from Net- a- Porter:
1. Stella Mc Cartney (
Great: Lean Hourglass
Bad: Inverted Triangle, Pear, Apple, Full hourglass
2. Stella Mc Cartney (
Great: Neat Hourglass
Bad : Inverted Triangle
3. Topshop
Great: Neat Hourglass, Lean Column, Pear, Inverted Triangle
Bad: Inverted Triangle, Apple

4. Topshop
Great: Lean Columns, Pear
Bad: Full Hourglass, Inverted Triangle
5. Topshop:
Great: Neat Hourglass, Full Hourglass, Apple
Bad: Lean Column, Inverted Triangle
6) Topshop:
Great: Neat Hourlgass, Pear
Bad: Inverted Triangle
7. Topshop
Great: Neat Hourglass, Lean Column
Bad: Full Hourglass, Apple
8. Topshop
Great: Pear, Full Hourglass, Neat Hourglass
Bad: Inverted Triangle
9. Topshop
Great: Pear, Neat Hourglass, Rectangle
Bad: Apple, Inverted Triangle
So that wraps up the summer tea dress trend report from Michaela Jedinak. You know she’s always spot on with her style and fit assessments if you have been following her commentary on celebrity style here on . Check out her website for more information!!
Michaela Jedinak is the founder of JOY OF COLOUR, The Colour and Style Consultancy. She work as a stylist and personal shopper in London and internationally. Michaela offeres one on one consultations and is now providing online and interactive services who live far away or don’t have the time to come in for personal consults. works with women and men at all age groups.
Check out Michaela’s commentaries here on– she’s spot on when it comes to the pluses and minuses of an outfit.
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