* Wear ivory and tortoiseshell, but only if they’re fake.
* Assemble a collection of good, basic costume jewelry:
* Wear a pair of matching gold bangle bracelets, or a gold cuff not wider than an inch and a half.
* Link necklaces in varying lengths.
* Own a pair of simple gold hoop earrings, or gold button-style clip-ons.
* Buy a two-tone watch so that you can wear it with silver or gold jewelry.
* Keep your jewelry organized. Even egg cartons or plastic silverware trays will do.
* Wear large earrings if you’re a large woman–you’re among the few who can carry them off.
* Wear jewelry that jingles when you walk.
* Pierce your ears more than twice in each lobe. Never wear earrings so heavy that they stretch your lobes.
* Mix your metals. Silver jewelry is out of the question if your jacket has
* Wear rhinestones before 6 p.m.
* Squeeze a large neck into a dainty choker. It just doesn’t work.
And here’s a few additional fashion pointers:
Don’t pull up your stockings in public.
Do wear color near your face.
Do soften the hard lines of a suit with a lace top underneath.
Don’t wear sweaters so long that they make you look short.
Do borrow your husband’s clothes.
Don’t wear acid-washed jeans.
Cropped pants can make you look shorter.
Do wear a hipslip or minimizer under tight clothes.
Do have a stash of basics on hand: T-shirts, leggings, black socks and tights.
Patterned leggings can make legs look heavier.
Monochromatic outfits are one of the best slimming secrets there is.