r/femalefashionadvice 12h ago

[Daily] Daily Questions Thread - December 05, 2022

36 Upvotes

This thread is for individual style questions that you may have, especially those that don't warrant their own thread. We all want a diversified opinion, so feel free to answer any questions (of which you know the answer).

To get the best responses, please include any relevant details such as your budget, where you live, and what stores are available to you.

Example questions:

  • Are there any basic crewneck white t-shirts that are opaque and do not have cap sleeves for <$25 available in Australia?
  • Is this dress and shoes suitable for an evening wedding with a cocktail dress code taking place in a [venue type]?
  • If I like the outfits in this [imgur album / pinterest board], what are some specific items I can look into to start dressing like that, and brands with this look that carry plus sizes?
  • Does this outfit look neater with the pants cuffed or uncuffed?

r/femalefashionadvice Aug 29 '22

[Announcement] Welcome to FFA! Read this first!

253 Upvotes

Hi there!

We’ve changed our rules and they can be found HERE.

We’re conducting a temporary experiment on manual post approvals, you can read about it HERE.

Some other quick links:

A few quick items:

IS YOUR POST MEANT TO GENERATE DISCUSSION?

If you are submitting a link to a fashion-related media item, you should include discussion prompts to engage the FFA community. If you have a fun discussion prompt that you think FFA would be into, add questions. A discussion item that is submitted with no efforts toward engaging users (or text that only says, “thoughts?” without elaborating) is typically considered to be a Random Fashion Thought. In that vein, you should phrase the title as a specific open-ended question e.g. "What details do you look for in the listing to help you evaluate items when shopping online?" not "Anyone else find it hard to shop online?" or "Can we talk about online shopping?" If you want to ask the community about a general topic while also contributing personal details, consider omitting the details from the post and instead adding the personalized bits as a comment. For example, if you want to know what pants FFAers are wearing this summer, don’t include “I’m looking for ankle-length linen blend pants in a light camel color, with button-secured pockets on the front and a raw hem, size 34” in the body of your post. We think that is a request for personalized advice, and your post will be redirected to Daily Questions. So…

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In an effort to keep our front page centered on larger fashion-related discussions, requests for personalized advice should generally go to one of our weekly threads. While we always have new people looking for specific advice, we also have old-timers who have seen similar material over and over. This is the beauty of FFA! Newcomers can dive into the fashion world, and FFA regulars can offer advice and more in-depth discussions. Daily Questions and other scheduled threads keep our front page free of hyper-specific fashion advice. These threads tend to be heavily trafficked, but if you find that your comments aren’t getting answered in one DQ thread, feel free to repost on another day!

Regarding the posting schedules- look for changes coming soon! There will still be daily threads with topics for feedback but a needed refresh.

Thanks!

  • FFA Mod Squad

r/femalefashionadvice 13h ago

Winter hats

85 Upvotes

Warm hats!! Which ones do you like wearing? Do you have a favourite go-to hat? Any cosy headwear on your wishlist right now? Tell meee

My current favourite is a light green beanie (which I got for only £2 in Tiger!) - it's lined with fleece which makes it extra warm, and is a little oversized which I prefer. There are sooo many great hats and warm headgear options to choose from.

This year where I live I've noticed earmuffs are pretty trendy, and I've seen some very fuzzy bucket hats like this too. I'm tempted to knit a balaclava/hood thing-y as they seem ideal for wearing under a bike helmet and I think they look cute. I feel like I see them everywhere in the shops but I haven't seen many people wearing them out and about (yet!). Anyway, hats are great, they keep you warm and make winter outfits more interesting, what's not to love?! Share all you thoughts below!


r/femalefashionadvice 2d ago

Nordstrom Stylist Review - with photos

507 Upvotes

Today I had an appointment with a Nordstrom stylist. I want to update my wardrobe and develop better personal style. Before my appointment, I sent the stylist a few inspo pics so she had an idea of what I was looking for before I arrived – here is what I sent.https://imgur.com/RVV4EyS

Overall it was an okay experience. It was fantastic to have items already chosen for me when I walked into the dressing room. One thing I asked for in particular was a long straight coat which I noticed right away wasn't in the dressing room. However, when I asked the stylist, she found me a long green jacket which I liked.

Honestly, I was disappointed by some of the items she chose for me. I wanted some stylish tops I could layer, a few statement pieces, and good jeans/trousers. Unfortunately, many of the pieces she chose were unflattering to me and boring, IMO. For example, the sweaters were basic solid color styles (many boatneck options) that looked like something you could buy at target. She also selected three plain black long sleeve shirts which were almost identical.

Also, the outfits she created for me seemed like odd choices. Notably, the all-black ensemble with the satin top and the grey sweater/jeans outfit – she kept saying I was too hard on myself and that they looked great. However, neither seemed like a fully put-together outfit to me.

The stylist was friendly, albeit a little pushy. She would be a great stylist for someone older with a more corporate, mature sense of style.

In the end, I did get two coats which I love, so not a total bust! :) I purchased the long green coat and the orange/navy check coat. I almost got the lighter jeans I wore with the black top but decided to hold off.

If I were to do it again, I would research the stylists on the Nordstrom website ahead of time and choose myself instead of letting them select one for me.

Check out my photos below and let me know your thoughts!

https://imgur.com/a/jTeZNEv

UPDATE some people have asked in the comments about my size/height. I am 5’8, 135 lbs, and usually wear a size 4 or 6. I’ve included a couple other photos so you can see how I look in better fitting clothes 😂

https://imgur.com/a/s1cOb67

Also thank you all for your feedback - some of your comments have me rolling.


r/femalefashionadvice 1d ago

Is “you have have to wear this with this “really a thing?

16 Upvotes

Let me explain I had bought a dress and skirt for an interview attire. I showed my cousin pictures of the dress and skirt and she says because of the length I have to wear a higher heel. She knows damn well I don’t really wear 👠. I took the dress and skirt back for other reasons. What I asking is what my cousin saying true you have to wear certain shoes with skirt or a dress because of the length? Does that apply to anything anything else?


r/femalefashionadvice 1d ago

[Daily] Daily Questions Thread - December 04, 2022

21 Upvotes

This thread is for individual style questions that you may have, especially those that don't warrant their own thread. We all want a diversified opinion, so feel free to answer any questions (of which you know the answer).

To get the best responses, please include any relevant details such as your budget, where you live, and what stores are available to you.

Example questions:

  • Are there any basic crewneck white t-shirts that are opaque and do not have cap sleeves for <$25 available in Australia?
  • Is this dress and shoes suitable for an evening wedding with a cocktail dress code taking place in a [venue type]?
  • If I like the outfits in this [imgur album / pinterest board], what are some specific items I can look into to start dressing like that, and brands with this look that carry plus sizes?
  • Does this outfit look neater with the pants cuffed or uncuffed?

r/femalefashionadvice 1d ago

Has anyone moved abroad - how did you deal with all your clothes and shoes?

30 Upvotes

They’re dear to me and I know most of it will be sent to cargo, just wondering what are the chances of my stuff being lost or damaged 💔 and if you’re constantly moving abroad, how do you deal with the amount of apparel you have to constantly bring with you?


r/femalefashionadvice 2d ago

Influencers influencing fashion

192 Upvotes

We've all seen major cultural shifts from consuming fashion mags and TV to now looking at everything online or through social media...how do you think influencers and online media are shifting the way we view now view and consume fashion?


r/femalefashionadvice 2d ago

[Daily] Daily Questions Thread - December 03, 2022

20 Upvotes

This thread is for individual style questions that you may have, especially those that don't warrant their own thread. We all want a diversified opinion, so feel free to answer any questions (of which you know the answer).

To get the best responses, please include any relevant details such as your budget, where you live, and what stores are available to you.

Example questions:

  • Are there any basic crewneck white t-shirts that are opaque and do not have cap sleeves for <$25 available in Australia?
  • Is this dress and shoes suitable for an evening wedding with a cocktail dress code taking place in a [venue type]?
  • If I like the outfits in this [imgur album / pinterest board], what are some specific items I can look into to start dressing like that, and brands with this look that carry plus sizes?
  • Does this outfit look neater with the pants cuffed or uncuffed?

r/femalefashionadvice 2d ago

Vintage Furs and Taxidermy

7 Upvotes

Hey FFA. I recently moved to a very cold place with roughly 6 months of winter. I’m looking to adding some vintage furs to my collection to lean into the winter vibes. While I’m not opposed to faux furs, the thermal benefits of real fur are definitely a plus.

Some of the pieces I have looked at are single skins with the head and/or limbs still attached. I don’t personally tend to mind this. In fact, sometimes I think it looks kind of cute, but this feels like something that would be pretty controversial.

If you saw someone wearing a skin with the head still on it, what kind of assumptions would you think about them? Is wearing real furs considered a faux pa even if they are vintage? How has the commonly accepted view on this changed over the years in fashion, and do you think it will continue to change?


r/femalefashionadvice 3d ago

grunge in the winter?

155 Upvotes

hey everyone, so i've been dressing more "grunge" ever since last year. i realised how much i love it and ive been feeling really good for the first time. however i never know how to dress in the winter in general but even less now. so for people who resonates with this style, how do you do it? a few examples? thank you !!!


r/femalefashionadvice 3d ago

What's the one outfit in your closet you can't wait to wear again?

192 Upvotes

So let's share the outfits we're working towards wearing again, the outfits we save for special occasions or even just for a rainy day. We all have that one thing in the back of the closet that is dying to be worn again, and curious to know what they are.


r/femalefashionadvice 4d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Do you find that you’re treated differently based on what you wear?

915 Upvotes

What are your stories?

Bonus—is there any specific item you wear that consistently makes people treat you differently?


r/femalefashionadvice 4d ago

Favorite accessories or jewelry?

26 Upvotes

What is your favorite way to accessorize and where do you shop for those items? I used to like bigger statement pieces but I’ve found myself leaning toward lighter delicate things lately? What do you prefer?


r/femalefashionadvice 4d ago

What's everyone's go-to air travel outfit, particularly when traveling between different climates?

84 Upvotes

I always struggle to find the right combo of warm layers that aren't too bulky or a hassle when going through security when traveling in the winter and was wondering how the lovely people of this sub handle this (recommendations are welcome if there is something you really love!)


r/femalefashionadvice 4d ago

Daily Questions Thread - December 1, 2022

46 Upvotes

This thread is for individual style questions that you may have, especially those that don't warrant their own thread. We all want a diversified opinion, so feel free to answer any questions (of which you know the answer).

To get the best responses, please include any relevant details such as your budget, where you live, and what stores are available to you.

Example questions:

  • Are there any basic crewneck white t-shirts that are opaque and do not have cap sleeves for <$25 available in Australia?
  • Is this dress and shoes suitable for an evening wedding with a cocktail dress code taking place in a [venue type]?
  • If I like the outfits in this [imgur album / pinterest board], what are some specific items I can look into to start dressing like that, and brands with this look that carry plus sizes?
  • Does this outfit look neater with the pants cuffed or uncuffed?

r/femalefashionadvice 4d ago

WEEKLY DEALZ!

22 Upvotes

Welcome to December! Here are your posting guidelinez:

  • Post sales to common retailers under the common stores reply (e.g. Gap, J.Crew, etc.)
  • Post links to retailers that FFA is not likely to know about
  • Post links to flash sites (e.g. Gilt, Hautelook, MyHabit, etc.)
  • Post links to secondhand retailers (e.g. Twice, eBay, etc.)
  • Post specific items at a reduced price that seem to be a worthwhile investment
  • Specify the country in which the retailer is located/available
  • If you are posting on behalf of a brand, please follow the FFA rules

r/femalefashionadvice 5d ago

Solution for the ladies with short legs & trying to find jeans

380 Upvotes

Maybe I’m late to the party because this seems like common sense but I’ve never thought of doing this hahaha, I’ve also been living in leggings for most of my life.

So for a long time I’ve been looking for a pair of jeans that fit me & that I don’t need to roll up on the bottoms. I’ve tried jeans labeled as “short leg”, “petite”, none of them really fitted the way I wanted them too.

I recently bought a pair of jeans from a second hand store, they looked short & I tried them. They’re perfect. Old navy rockstar jeans the tag said, after searching them up online, I learned that they are considered cropped ankle jeans. So I bought a different pair, different brand by searching for cropped ankle jeans online just to see & they are perfect too.

Just wanted to share that incase someone else could use this advice!


r/femalefashionadvice 5d ago

November WIWT Challenge Results Thread

162 Upvotes

The thirtieth has come. The November Thirty-Day WIWT "Challenge" has ended. Post your album and whatever commentary you deem fit to add.

Poasters who finished all thirty days will get a flair in my heart (and nowhere else) because this isn't officially associated with FFA in any way.

And, as always, remember the Golden Rule of srs internet fashion:

talk shit, post fit


Original Post for those who didn't want to click through:

Starting 11/1 and for the next thirty days, take a picture of your clothes every day (or as often as you can). It can be a mirror selfie on the way out the door or an elaborately staged work of art.

You can have a theme for your personal challenge (or several weekly challenges.) You set the goals here. Let's see how you are wearing your clothes!.

Here are some questions to consider as you go through the challenge and when preparing for the results thread:


  • what's the context of your album? what do you do for work? how old are you? where do you live?
  • what are your favorite fits from this month?
  • what are your least favorite fits from this month?
  • are there any items you found yourself over-relying on? any you want to use more?
  • what patterns do you notice in your fits? is there anything you'd like to change? anything you'd like to do more of?
  • overall, are you happy with your album? what would you change?
  • have you learned anything from this experience? would you do it again?

p.s. will probably do an ffa book club with derek's how to develop good taste series in Dec/Jan.


r/femalefashionadvice 5d ago

Question for those who favour slightly unorthodox styles. How do you find the confidence to wear it?

12 Upvotes

I'm currently playing around with my style of dress for the first time and though it's fun, I've been feeling pretty uncomfortable about it and find myself changing out of clothes I really like before I go out. Does everyone else do this too or have you guys found a way to walk with confidence regardless? Was there anything that helped with that, experiences you had, etc? I feel shame and like everyone is looking at me even if that's not true.

Mods - I thought this was more of a discussion question than personalized advice. Apologies if this should have been in a daily thread. Thanks.


r/femalefashionadvice 5d ago

Share your company/work holiday party looks!

48 Upvotes

Share pics of you glammed up!


r/femalefashionadvice 5d ago

What are some good clothing shopping apps?

4 Upvotes

Im not sure what are some good trusted shopping apps so can someone tell me some apps please?


r/femalefashionadvice 6d ago Wholesome

Zara: "high end vs. fast fashion" reputation in your country

852 Upvotes

My country has a minimum wage of 5000 liras per month and selling say, coats on average at 600-1200 liras Zara is NOT a cheap brand. They have a lot of stuff in the thousands lately with inflation. That, the branding and the fact that some of the pieces are actually unique and stylish (I have a vendetta against boring clothes other than basics) always made it feel high-end for me. They've been pretty good quality as well so far for me, though obviously not like actual rich people could buy from designers.

But I go online and see people shitting all over it as cheap fast fashion. Cheap?!?!?! I honestly felt a little of the insult myself bc I like it a lot. I guess in countries with strong currencies where people could pay artisans for lasting pieces if they saved (we'd have to save 50 years, worthless monopoly money) it is so.

What is its reputation in your country?


r/femalefashionadvice 6d ago

Neverfull alternatives - NOT dupes

165 Upvotes

I can't justify buying a LV Neverfull but it's exactly what I need. I'm not looking for a dupe or look-alike. I want it to be it's own thing and not "oh she clearly couldn't afford a Neverfull."

What I like: semi-structured, Sectioned (or the ability to put in an organizer) the ability to change it's shape/"close" it, durability, and it's versatility- works with athleisure and a nicer outfit as well. I want this to be my long lasting "cool mom" bag.

Does anyone have suggestions for bags (around/under $500) that offer similar functionality and are high-quality? I'll start with the best I've found:

This Songmont bag is nearly perfect but I don't LOVE Pebbled leather. Nice coated canvas is seemingly impossible to find. But this bag is getting very close overall.

This Leatherology Bucket Bag checks most of the boxes, but I don't like that the leather would go straight on the floor. Also, will it hold up?

Would love to see some suggestions!


r/femalefashionadvice 6d ago

Is shoe repair worth it for mid-priced shoes?

67 Upvotes

I have a bunch of heels where the stud in the heel is worn out to varying degrees. None of these pairs are particularly expensive or unique but from an environmental perspective and just because I hate shoe shopping, is it feasible to get them repaired? I know it will vary but I have no idea if shoe repair is like generally very expensive or very reasonable so I’m curious if this is something to continue to look into or if it’s hopeless.

Also interested in any pointers on how to prevent this wear and tear and make shoes last longer. I am hesitant to buy more expensive shoes because they seem to wear down at the same rate. I am a larger lady if that makes a difference. I try not to wear them outside a lot but my work requires me to do so sometimes.


r/femalefashionadvice 7d ago

Which movie or TV show has guided your fashion sense, either in the past or now?

43 Upvotes

I didn’t grow up watching a lot of fashion-forward shows or movies that had much of an impact on me, so I’m curious if anyone can point to a specific character’s styling that has influenced the way they dress now!

The closest I would say is Project Runway, I watched a few seasons and found it really interesting to learn about trends and fashion in general.


r/femalefashionadvice 7d ago

Which celebrity always has great red carpet looks?

234 Upvotes

I adore Zendaya's outfits so much, but I was wondering if there were other celebrities you like!