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


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Some stores will bring out your best; others, not so much.

Yay! -- High-end department stores (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom) tend to have better lighting and soft-colored walls, which flatter your skin tone with warm, natural light.

Nay -- Chain stores like the Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew and Old Navy. "Dressing rooms are often cold, cramped and harshly lit," says personal image expert Kimberly Seltzer.

Maybe -- Some new Chico’s stores have mirrors in a common area, so women can exchange ideas and feedback. "Some women like the solidarity," says Gross. "Others are too embarrassed to try on clothes with other women around."

If the store has an easy return policy, try on clothes in the comfort of your own home.



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