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Header Affirmation 2 – STYLIST ADVICE

Make the most of what you've got by mastering fashion stylist skills to be the "celebrity" in your own life. I'll show you how.

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor

Make the most of what you’ve got by implementing my streamlined fashion stylist skills to stylishly increase your polished presence + self-confidence.

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

Can A Midi Dress Look Chic & Not Matronly? Yes, Look At Gwyneth Paltrow

I’ll Have What She’s Having: An elegant midi dress that doesn’t scream old lady frumpy AND you can wear it to work!

Here’s some stylist advice on how to make a forever-chic statement like actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a knee-length number and not look matronly.

Gwyneth Paltrow wearing AW12 Burberry Prorsum Pre-Collection look 10 and  carrying a  Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Two Tone Shoulder Bag in Moonstone / Black with her

Gwyneth Paltrow wearing AW12 Burberry Prorsum Pre-Collection look 10 and carrying a Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Two Tone Shoulder Bag in Moonstone / Black with her

Turning head’s for over a decade with her innate sense of style that remains forever-chic, actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s recent appearance in a minimal Burberry textured dress should work for you as a source of inspiration when considering alternative skirt lengths.

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Paired with equally chic classic pumps and a sophisticated Victoria Beckham purse, Paltrow’s below the knee-length midi dress boasts a figure flattering silhouette that looks relaxed enough to get you through the day while discreetly ladylike.

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And here she proves once and for all, a below the knee length skirt, that challenging proposition, and that is age-appropriate and timeless on any one of any age, as long as the attitude is right.

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Fitzwell Aurora Pumps- Comfy & chic with an affordable price tag

Fitzwell Aurora Pumps- Comfy & chic with an affordable price tag

Sure, it’s Gwyneth Paltrow, maybe she can wear anything, but who says you can’t consider donning something similar?

What made it work:

  • Fuss-free hair & make-up with a cut that has a cool edge nonetheless- anything more “done” would just look old
  • Minimal, elegant pumps in a dark hue paired with bare skin for a visual break -flats would have made her look too young
  • While her dress has little to no detailing, it does boast a pretty sculpted shape (her figure is incredible!) in an off-beat color that makes it stand out
  • Take note of how her purse is equally ladylike and full of details with a pop of interesting colors
  • Save all accessories for another look, keep it that simple!

Inspired by Paltrow’s elegant look, we’ve sourced similar finds available online now:

Photos: Burberry and Victoria Beckham

Published on May 01, 2012

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