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In need of a make-under

Miss K


I'm in need of some advice. One of my friends is dating a girl who is nice and all but is in dire need of a make-under. She's only 20 so I'm sure her fashion choices are subject to change, but everything she wears and the way she puts herself together makes her look like a mature cougar-ish woman. 
Big hair - check. Dark (not so flattering) lipstick - check. Cleavage and overly tight outfits - check and check. 

He's not going to say anything to her, but he confided in me that he doesn't care for any of it. 

I want to help, but I don't want to hurt her feelings...any tips for me?

Thanks lovelies!
Jan 03, 2013 @ 06:22 pm

6 Replies


That can be a hard one!

It reminds me of older woman still dressing like they were in their 20's and 30's. I have an Aunt that's 70 and dress's way to young for her age. Don't get me wrong she looks great for her age, its just some of the things I've seen her in makes her look worse not better. Like jeans and tops that look three sizes to small for her. She wears things that her 50 year old daughter wouldn't even wear now, but no one has the guts to say anything because we're all afraid of hurting her.
Maybe you could take her shopping and point out some outfits that you think would look much better on her. Look through some fashion magazines and point out some hair styles that would look nice on her. Just lay down some little hits that way. That's about all I can think of other then just coming right out and saying something to her and hope she doesn't get hurt to badly.

Jan 03, 2013 @ 07:50 pm

let it be.

you shouldnt try to change someone because you dont like something about their look. if they are comfortable and happy with how they look I don't see much of a problem, unless its hygiene issues. I say accept her for who she is.
Jan 03, 2013 @ 11:49 pm


Not to be funny but I'm half Italian and when I envisioned her I pictured Snookie but maybe you can just suggest a girls day and take her for a makeover by a professional so she can see how to do her makeup the proper way.
Jan 05, 2013 @ 09:16 pm
Ali de Bold

Horrible position for you to be in

Honestly, I don't think you should have to insert yourself here. It's way too awkward for you and anything you try to say or do could hurt her feelings.

If you guys become friends and you end you shopping together you could give her your honest opinion on outfits, but I think that's the extent of it.
Jan 06, 2013 @ 11:19 am

Stay Out

Unless she comes to you herself or asks for your opinion/advice, I think it might be best for you to stay out of it. You're right when you say that shes 20 and this is something she will eventually grow out of. We all go through fashion phases, for good or bad. If he says something to her, let that be his decision.

P.S. If he did want to do something, I find giving them gifts as subtle hints is a good way to get around the discussion!
Jan 06, 2013 @ 07:51 pm


I think alex and ali both have a good point. Maybe wait until the time is right and your relationship has evolved to a stage where it would seem more friendly than offensive and ease in there with a token of friendship of sorts.
Jan 07, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

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