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Patsy Dhir | Dressing for Summer Occasions in Midlife

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In this episode of Two Women Chatting Liz and Michelle talk to Patsy Dhir, a personal stylist and colour expert who has worked with celebrities such as Julien MacDonald OBE, Paul Costello, Huishan Zhang and Sharon Wauchob as well as working on catwalk shows including London Fashion Week.

They ask Patsy to share her tips on choosing fabrics with 'climate control', the importance of good underwear (or shape wear), how to camouflage our less favourite wobbly bits and how to save money when you need an outfit for a special occasion. She also talks about how to make your wardrobe more sustainable giving both planet-saving and money-saving advice, reveals how our bodies change every 7 years and gives tips on how to dress for your unique self.


  • Shop your wardrobe, look at what you already have, and can you reinvent it with accessories or even have it altered. There are many ways you can elevate an existing outfit.
  • Try to buy natural and organic fabric pieces and look at things that are classic rather than trend-led.
  • Pre-loved is a great way to get unique and sustainable outfits for your wardrobe. You can also look at hiring something high-end without the price tag of buying it.
  • The best breathable fabrics for long or hot days include natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and ecovero. Linen mixes can be an alternative for a crease-free outfit.
  • If you are petite, then buy petite ranges, otherwise, the proportions will be out and won’t do you justice. Any clothes size can still be 'petite' if you are 5'2" or under.
  • As an apple shape, pay attention to where the waist sits on clothes, a-lines and wrap tops can work very well and ensure to accentuate your slimmer legs with a shorter hemline and the right shoes.
  • Spanx and control wear can make an outfit look sleeker and give you extra confidence. Underwear provides the foundation for any outfit.



It’s not about buying brand new outfits every time”

“You can go searching for amazing designers and a fraction of the price”

“Just be a bit more mindful about when you’re buying, what you’re buying and what is it made from as well”

Buy well, buy less and buy sustainable”

“We have to be a bit kind to ourselves and appreciate our bodies”

“Underwear is the building block to your outfit”

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Liz Copping is a networking pro & event consultant, leaping out of her comfort zone to co-host this podcast. Insta @lizcoppingtwc
Michelle Ford is a professional voice actor and empty nester pressing reset, enjoying a new career in podcasting! Insta @michellefordtwc


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