How to Stop Dreading the Dressing Room

Enjoy shopping again and feel good about yourself no matter how bad that changing room lighting is (10 Photos)

Melissa Pheterson on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:15AM

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How to Stop Dreading the Dressing Room

Maria Teijiero

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It's Not You, It's the Mirror

Shopping for a new outfit always sounds fun -- until you’re in the dressing room accosted by harsh mirrors and even harsher lighting. Toss random sizing systems into the mix, and it’s a wonder we even set foot in the mall. Before you have a meltdown, remember three things:

1.    Dressing room mirrors are almost never flattering.
2.    Some cuts won’t look good on anyone.
3.    Celebrities also hate trying on clothes -- that’s why they have tailors!

Here’s how to make your clothing work on your body. After all, you own it -- it doesn’t own you. (And it’s certainly easier to adjust a garment than to change your genetics!)

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