Shopping for golf clothing can be one of the most frustrating tasks as a female golfer. Knowing we’re not the only ones that are tired of the process, we decided to seek the advice of Linda Hughes, a Seattle wardrobe stylist and golfing fashionista. Here’s what Linda suggested:
1) Golf clothes should be shopped for in the same manner you would shop for any other clothing item – look for colors and styles that compliment your skin tone and body type. Your golf style should mirror your everyday wardrobe style. If you prefer a bit of bling and show, there are many pieces that feature bright colors, crystal detailing and intricate patterns. A preppy style can be exhibited through selections from retailers such as Ralph Lauren and Izod, just as a conservative dresser may find it appropriate to simply dress in monotone colors with only small details.
2) Fit should be spot on and tailored. Because women’s golf clothing sizes are not yet standard or concise, alterations may be necessary to attain the correct fit. And, be conscious of where capris and skorts hit your legs. You want to avoid them hitting the widest part of the calf or thigh, which makes your legs looks wider and less sleek. Instead, they should hit at the thinnest part of the leg.
3) While you may sometimes sacrifice comfort for style (i.e. your Jimmy Choo shoes) on the street, no matter how cute or stylish, if golf attire is not comfortable, it won’t work. It must be conducive to easy movement and work for whatever climate you find yourself playing in.
4) Be selective. Don’t buy clothes because they are on sale or because you might wear them. Love them AND make sure they follow the above criteria.
For more information about Linda’s services, please go to LindaJeanne.com.
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