A reader recently reached out asking about finding suiting in size 18/20. She has an event coming up where she would like to wear a black suit but hasn’t found one that she likes that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Her email (personal details removed): “Hi Alison! I…View Post
What started with reader emails has become one of the most popular topics on Wardrobe Oxygen. “Ask Allie” is a feature on Wardrobe Oxygen where popular DC style blogger, Alison Gary, answers reader questions about fashion, styling, how to wear the latest trends, and more. Use the Contact page to submit your questions and you never know, it may be the subject of the next “Ask Allie”!
Women have been lied to all their lives. Wear dark colors and you’ll look slimmer. Horizontal stripes make you look wider. Bootcut pants will balance big shoulders and make you look more proportional. Untucked tops will balance a short torso and will also hide a round belly. Since childhood, these…View Post
I struggle to find leather jackets that fit me. If it fits the bust, the shoulders are too wide and the sleeves too long. If the sleeves are the right length, it’s too tight to zip. The jacket usually gets bunched up above my rear, and if I find one…View Post
A reader reached out asking for advice on how to prevent jeans from wearing out in the inner thighs. A portion of her email: Hi Alison – One thing I have struggled with is wearing my jeans out in the inner thighs. I had purchased some expensive jeans that looked…View Post
I did not want to like them. No, no siree, newp, nah, I didn’t want to like them. A little over a year ago, Margaux Shoes reached out to me about a possible partnership. I haven’t had luck partnering with shoe brands. I have difficult feet – they are high…View Post
This post was updated in January 2020. I no longer recommend ordering LISSOM flats and regret promoting this brand. A reader placed an order with LISSOM in 2019. After weeks of no contact, she reached out to LISSOM and was informed orders were backed up for the holidays and her…View Post
Knee-high boots have been a popular fashion trend almost consistently for over a decade. Few fashion trends have such staying power. Why have tall boots remained popular for so long? For the same reason that many fashion trends last and occasionally overstay their welcome – it’s a trend that is…View Post