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How to Look Amazing from Every Angle


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We all know what it’s like to wake up early in the morning – we’re often rushed, not motivated, and almost always want to crawl back into bed. However, these moments when we are getting ready are some of the most crucial, as they impact the rest of our day.

When you’re getting ready fast, it’s easy to forget to check the BACK of your outfit, which can often mean looking great from the front and… not so good from other angles.

In this article, I will provide some tips and tricks to ensure you look great, no matter what angle the hottie from the cafeteria is checking you out from.

Invest in a smaller mirror.

Mirror1Mirror2Small mirror from Target
Product info: 1, 2, 3

I always use a smaller mirror while getting ready in the morning. I use it to check the back of my hair to make sure my whole head matches and I didn’t miss any pieces while straightening or curling. I also use this mirror to check the back of my updos to make sure they look great from behind.

To check the back of your head, hold up the smaller mirror in front of your face but at a higher angle. Turn so your back is to a larger mirror. Play with the angle of the smaller mirror until the reflection of the back of your head is visible in the smaller mirror. Then you can perfect your look to make sure your hair looks great from all angles.

Wear the appropriate undergarments.

While this might seem overstated, I really can’t stress the importance of the right undergarments enough. Nothing can make or break an outfit like undergarments.

Make sure to wear the appropriate underwear type to avoid panty lines. To avoid having your panties show through your bottoms, wear a neutral colored panty with white and other sheer-colored bottoms and black panties with black bottoms. Another thing to be aware of is bra straps. You can use the smaller mirror to check the back of your tops to make sure no bra straps can be seen. To keep your bras hidden, invest in a multi-way bra that can be used as strapless, one strap, or racerback.

The Bio-Fit Multi-Way bra from Victoria’s secret is my favorite:

Bio-Fit Bra
Product info: Victoria’s Secret

Turn around when you try on clothes.

This applies when you’re getting ready in the morning as well as when you try on clothes at the store. When trying on bottoms or dresses in a store, check the back side to make sure the garments fit how you desire. I can’t tell you how many times I forgot to turn around in the dressing room and had to return items because I wasn’t satisfied with the fit.

When I’m getting dressed, I not only turn around to check my back side, but also bend over. I use this technique to ensure that I don’t reveal certain body parts throughout the day (if I’m wearing a skirt for example). I also use this trick to check cleavage. Bending over helps me decide if my outfit is appropriate for the activities for the day.

Add some sparkle to your back side.

Product info: 1, 2, 3

Let’s be honest–guys love our backsides. Why not give them something to remember? Spice up your outfit from the back to make sure you’ll be remembered. The shirts above will all be sure to keep his attention. (Note that all tops are shown from the back.)

Let me hear it!

So what do you think? Do you have any tips or tricks you’d like to share about looking good from every angle? Share them, as well ass your thoughts on this article. We all want to know!

Posted on on January 24, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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10 Responses to “How to Look Amazing from Every Angle”

  1. 1
    January 24th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    love ur tips…the third one especially

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    January 24th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    this is random, but I recently got a faux fur leopard jacket similar to the one Zephyr posted on twitter a few weeks ago…I’d love to see a post about different ways to wear it, besides with black jeans/leggings. I’m stumped!

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    January 24th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I really want to try wearing a very low-back leotard under jeans… however I’ve seen people wearing this with a regular bra and it looks awful! What would you recommend?

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    January 24th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    This is actually useful. So many shirts look o.k when you’re standing up, but if you lean over a desk to talk to someone…………..eek!

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    January 24th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve always used a smaller mirror on my vanity with a mirror in front of my on the wall of so I can not only see how I look at different angles, but up close/farther away and with various lighting (because usually the small mirrors come with a light as well).

    One thing I see way too often (this involves making sure to look at your backside when looking in the mirror)…see through dresses. If your dress is see through, don’t wear it or wear something under it. Try different lighting so you can be sure nothing is seen that you don’t want to be seen.

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    January 24th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Turn around after putting on your outfits is really important to check whether the garment label is sticking out, or whether your collar is folded properly. It irks me seeing people with garment labels sticking out of their T-shirts.

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    January 24th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    These are really good practical tips! Thanks for the reminders. I also think this implies checking for lint and cat or dog fur. I always find some on my back when I’m at my boyfriend’s house. I always forget to brush them off before I go into work.

    Also, I think you might have misspelled ‘as’ in the 2nd to last sentence and the word ‘curling’ at the top… Just thought I would let you know. And of course, no offense! Just trying to help. Sorry I can be a bit of a stickler for spelling sometimes :P

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    January 25th, 2010 at 6:57 am



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    January 25th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Oh this is a great article !
    It was a huge problem for me untill I read this ! Sometimes I see myself very beautiful but for example when I turn the other side of my body it look totaly ugly and its unbelievable! because I LOVE to look to mirror very very much I recognize it more.. I think wearing the appropriate undergarments is a great solution for this as the others are, I’ll definetly try them !

    And btw can you write and article about how to look great on photographs ? Cuz sometimes when I see myself amazing on the mirror I don’t look beautiful on photos..
    Thanks <3

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    January 25th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Soph- Victoria’s Secret has a low-back convertible bra that can be converted into a low-back, strapless bra. It wraps around your stomach to keep the bra from falling down. Find it here.
    Also, I know there are adhesive, backless cups that can be found in various stores. Here’s one.
    I know I only provided Victoria’s Secret products, simply because that’s my favorite place to get undergarments. Keep in mind that these bras can also be found in other stores.

    Tiffany, thanks for pointing out those typos. I did realize them wile re-reading my post after it had been published. I’m not sure how those snuck past me before it was published, but I apologize for the typos.

    Val & JG, you both provide very important pieces of advice! Making sure a garment is not see through is a big thing to check. I’m glad someone pointed that out, JG:) And Val, I’ve had a few incidents where I had to get up in front of my class to speak and once I was up there, I realized my collar had been folded into itself. This is definitely something I check when putting on a collared garment.

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