I was nervous, despite being a friend of Elaine’s for over 20 years! I like to think I dress myself well and bought to suit my shape at time. I can go from 12 to a 16 at my biggest over the years.
So she came clip board and pen and paper in hand. We emptied my entire wardrobe onto a rail.
Elaine was great. Ever the professional and classy lady she is she explained it was all about me and there was no pressure at all, she would give recommendations and I would decide whether to heed or not.
The only question she asked of me was “what are you wanting out of today?”.
Me – “to be able to dress comfortably in casual clothes, like jeans, as I can never get a pair comfy for my curves.”
Elaine went onto advise I had an hourglass shape and whilst my colour selections were the majority of them excellent, some shapes were not me.
I tried on everything, I was comfortable enough in standing there in my underwear! Watch! I did not know my bra-size a frown from Elaine as underwear so important a visit to Bravissimo will need to be booked!
Yes my bargains not always if the colour or fit is not right. Charity shop and Ebay have seen a lot of contributions since.
I am now very careful as to what I buy if I need it and ask all the questions Elaine asked of me when wearing and talking through each outfit. I have a less cluttered wardrobe, I have bought 2 pairs of jeans that I love and that fit ever so comfy.
So thanks Elaine for the guidance, advice and honesty. I have just to sort the bra!