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How to get dressed without the faff factor

— by Alyson Walsh

The older I get the less I want to faff around with clothes in the morning – or any other time of day for that matter. What I want is an outfit with superb pull-on-and-go properties; so that once I’m dressed that’s it. Absolutely no bother. Bra straps that slip off the shoulder, skimpy tights where the crotch ends up just above the knee or flush-inducing, man-made fabrics that turn me into a hot menopausal mess. No. Thank. You. All of these things create extra faffage and are a major distraction from all the other stuff I need to do throughout the day. The aim when getting dressed is to be effortless and faff-free, to put clothes on and forget about them.

I’ve written a piece about this for The Pool – based around a chapter in my new book Know Your Style. A lot of it is  common sense but my advice for faff-free dressing includes: buy flat or mid-heel shoes you can walk in, invest in a pull-on-and-go top, choose big knickers and the right-size bra and find an outfit that works and stick with it. Read the full article HERE  – and stop faffing!

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