frump-y (of a woman or her clothes) dowdy and old-fashioned. Synonyms: dowdy, frumpish, unfashionable, old-fashioned, drab, dull, shabby, scruffy. Powered by Oxford Dictionaries Oxford University Press
I hope that does not describe you! We are all guilty of looking frumpy at times, but it should not be an everyday thing. No one needs to look that way on a regular basis. No matter what size, shape, or age you are, you do not have to look drab, dull, homely, old-fashioned, or shabby.
I learned to dress in more flattering styles by reading blogs and fashion magazines, watching makeover shows, and photographing myself in the mirror with my iPhone. There is nothing like seeing a picture of yourself to see what kind of an impression you are making!
This started several years ago when I was packing for a vacation. I was having a hard time deciding what to pack, because I really did not want to see bad pictures of myself. My husband likes to take a lot of vacation pictures, and I dreaded seeing bad ones, so I got the bright idea to photograph outfits ahead of time to make sure they looked okay.
One reason I dreaded seeing them was that whenever I see a bad picture, I never wear that outfit again! Maybe that’s why I like to buy inexpensive clothes.
I can’t believe I am doing this, but hopefully these bad pictures will help you. Here are some example of ways to look frumpy. Do NOT copy them!
Wear clothes that are not flattering and show your figure flaws:
Wear clothes that are old-fashioned looking and too long:
Wear shirts that are too small with boxy jeans:
Wear unflattering shirts AND wrinkled clothing:
I could post a lot more (like some of my old vacation photos), but that’s all I can stand to look at for now! I hope you get the idea.
You can look frumpy if you wear clothes that are too big, or too small, or that have been in your closet since the last century. Don’t laugh…I know you have something from 1999 hiding somewhere in the back…hopefully hiding in the back and not set out on a chair to wear to work tomorrow!
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