Clothes and FashionWorrying about your fashion sense may well be the last thing on your mind since your divorce but if you don't want the style police banging on your door, being rude about your wardrobe and fondling your breasts then get your act together.
How you look and present yourself to the world at large is at the core of your sense of self and going out stylishly and attractively dressed can work wonders if getting divorced has sapped your confidence.
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on clothes Dorothy Perkins stock a big range of clothes for women in a good range of sizes. Lots to choose from with skirts starting at prices as low as £10 and dresses for the summer from £20.
Dress to impress
After getting divorced it’s only natural that you’ll want to start having fun with your friends or dating. You can find fabulous clothes without getting out of your armchair unless it's to fetch your credit card from your handbag or jacket.Dressing to impress
Once you appreciate being single and begin to enjoy all that delicious freedom you have at your disposal in your life after divorce, putting on your glad rags for that special evening or day out can really lift your spirits. Your time is now your own, and you don’t have to compromise about where you go, what you do or what you wear doing it. So, if you want to maximise your post divorce lfe and socialising, you’ll find that a little bit of glamour goes a long way – and we’ve got some suggestions to help you get togged up in style.
For the girls
Remember that a simple skirt and top or dress in lovely fabric can be transformed with jewellery, a pair of fab shoes and a groovy handbag into a head turning outfit and for men, a decent pair of trousers and a well cut jacket can carry you through most occasions if you accompany them with a smart shirt and a tasteful tie.
That bastion of the British shopping scene, John Lewis, has a small but delicious collection of frocks for those dressing up occasions and a range of lovely bits and pieces and very pretty jewellery to go with them. Look out for gorgeous must have bags from one of the most reliable and best respected names in British retailing.
Don’t forget that underneath that fabulous outfit you need some underwear to match and leading purveyors of knickers on the web , M&S, should be able to sort you out with their massive selection of pants, bras and shapewear (once known rather less glamorously as support garments) to hold in the bits you’d prefer you didn’t have and to give you a more streamlined look. Featuring more brands than you could wave a thong at including a good range of less expensive bras and pants.
For gorgeous tights , stockings and other hosiery Tightsplease has everything a girl could desire. They also sell a good selection of underwear.
For the boys
The ultimate in refinement in men’s clothing can be found by looking no further than Gieves and Hawkes , London's finest tailoring establishment founded in the late 18th century has moved on to offer a large range and not just for those of a certain age. Offering clothing for discerning gentlemen with dress and casual shirts traditional accessories including silk ties and a good selection of cufflinks, you can look effortlessly stylish in no time. Perfect for all you chaps who fancy themselves as James Bond. Daniel Craig will be shaken, but probably not, stirred.
Austin Reed is also a great place for chaps to go if you want to impress a post divorce date with some very posh togs. Offering bespoke tailoring and a host ...
Look good, feel greatPaying attention to your appearance can give you a great lift in your new life after divorce. Making an effort with your appearance not only boosts your confidence but lets others know that you are a fully paid up member of the human race.
The importance of looking good after divorce
If you’ve just been through a stressful break up, chances are you won’t be feeling that great about yourself. Your confidence may be at rock bottom and your respect for yourself has quite likely taken a hit since your divorce not only leaving you shell shocked, but looking as washed out physically as you feel emotionally.
You may not see the point of making an extra effort or indeed any effort, with your appearance at this point in your life but hiding away watching soaps on the TV unshaven and unkempt is the exact opposite of what you need to be doing.
Now is the time for women to pay extra attention to their makeup and hair, and for men to shave regularly and make a visit to the barber. Why? Looking good after divorce will not only make you feel good but will in turn affect the way other people react toward you making you feel more confident as your self esteem spirals upwards in a self-fulfilling cycle that should not be under estimated.
Paying attention to grooming as well as how you dress really can change your life - witness the success of makeover programmes such as What Not To Wear on the Beeb and Channel 4's How to Look Good Naked.
Popular magazine titles that give great advice and help on choosing and using cosmetics and grooming products, changing your hairstyle and colour - for both sexes – and generally helping you to make the most of yourself. Many magazines can be bought on subscription.