Woman's Own Reader in a short white dress

Before: Beverley Johnson, 53, from Kent

Beverley Johnson, 53, from Kent is worried about revealing her knees. 

As a hairdresser, mother and grandma, Beverley doesn’t have much time for herself and often throws on a dress or skirt – then spends the day feeling self-conscious about her legs.

She wants to look more glamorous and to know how to show off her size 12 figure, without having to cover up her legs in long, flowing skirts.

Our Fashion Editor Fiona Reardon came to her rescue with her great fashion advice…





Reader makeover: Purple dress from M&S

After Purple dress, £59, M&S. Shoes, £15, Tesco

All about length Beverley’s above the knee dresses draw the eye to the area she dislikes most. A dress that sits just below the knee solves the problem instantly.

Tummy sorter For a flat tum, choose a dress with hidden support around the middle, like the purple dress (right) from M&S, and steer clear of clingy fabrics like Lyrca.

Magic undies Invest in a pair of control knickers to hide bumps, such as Ultimate Magic Secret Slimming knickers, £19.50, M&S

Shoe sense Team a high court style or the new two-inch heels with a below-the-knee-dress, as they make legs look longer

Nude legs Wearing flesh-coloured tights will cover unslightly blemishes. We like Pretty Polly Naturals sandals tights, £5.


Are you stuck in a fashion rut? Then email us at womakeovers@ipcmedia.com and tell us why you’re in line for a fab new look.