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Personal Image: 10 Things You Have To Avoid Or Work On

By Ilze Semeika

Working on your image is a tough work and requires all the attention you can pay to that, because just a small thing can spoil all the work and effort you have invested. Here are the most important things you have to avoid or work on.

1. The way you carry yourselfe, your posture

Even if you put on all the most expencive clothes, do makeup and have perfect knowledge of etiquette, if you stand round-shouldered and sit bent, you will have an image of an old lady. Do sports - as being in good shape always pays back. Perfect posture will mark you out in a crowd and will positively influence your image.

2. Your body odour

The importance of personal hygiene, using lotions and deodorants is not even describable. You simply can not be too clean or too well spruced.

3. Your teeth and breath

"Good teeth is a luxury of rich people". White, perfectly formed teeth are essential for a nice smile. If you can afford - invest in that, if not, take a good care if your teeth and choose a good dentist for that.

Your breath is important not only in communication with other people, but should be important for you as well. Having a bad breath can be a result of sickness of your stomach or condition of your teeth as well as if you are a smoker. To improve your own convenience, pay attention to it and get it improved.

4. Your hair

Your hair is a perfect tool to improve your image. Keeping your hair in a good condition - clean, well cut and coloured. Pay attention to choosing the right cut and colour for your complexion and silhouette.

Though - remove unwanted hair of any other parts of your body accordingly. In our era hair is considered one of the strongest enemies for women.

5. Hands and nails

Take a good care of your hands, by regularly using moisturizing creams as hands are one of the body parts that become old sooner. Keep your nails a decent length and acurately polished. An old nail polish will not only make you feel uncomfortable, but also will badly reflect on your image.

6. Wear the clothes your size

Even more important than colour is the size of your clothes. If you wear baggy clothes, you are risking to look fatter and same problem can appear wearing too small ones.

When choosing pants, choose the right length. Wearing the pants above your ankle will look not only unstylish but also oldfashioned.

7. Avoid wearing old fashioned clothes

When saying this I do not mean that you can't wear the garments you have bought the last season. In this case it strongly means - old fashioned. For example - wearing a jacket of 80s in 21st century. Even if it has been your favorite for decades.. its time to moove on.

8. Your underwear

It is often considered by younger woman stylish and sexy to expose your underware. But if you are thinking about your image, you should better pay attention so that the straps of your bra would be properly adjusted and not hanging out and your panties should be covered.

9. Jewelry

Pick the right jewelry that matches your style and dress code. Better choose less, but more expencive jewelry.

10. Your shoes

Keeping your shoes in a good condition and clean is very important. My mom used to say - there is no other thing as important as good shoes and your hair in order. Good shoes can compensate your clothing and will be a good investment in your image.

About The Author

Copyright 2006 Ilze Semeika

Ilze Semeika is an editor and a publisher of Image Development Portal for women ( - developed to help women better understand the power of their image, to improve their sense of style and to receive a image evaluation.


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