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HOC Romantic Classics

(46 Posts)
LonelyGoatherd Sat 09-Nov-13 18:29:10

There seem to be a zillion and one threads about the cult of HOC colours here, but less info and links to steal on Style types.

I've recently found out I'm a Romantic Classic - a shock as I thought I'd be 100% natural after a few years in maternity tunics... Starting to embrace all things womanly and am looking for inspiration. Oh, and I'm a summer.

Thelovecats Fri 15-Nov-13 10:23:27

Hi lonely! Am going for style day tomorrow, and also a summer. I'm guessing I'll have natural somewhere in my clothing personality so I'll compare notes with you after I've been!

ItsNotUnusualToBe Fri 15-Nov-13 14:30:02

Hello there. I'd love a thread like this to take off. So much fashion stuff is beautiful but utterly wrong for me. I'm a sultry winter and I find the colour bit easy but I could easily stray into frumpy style wise. I also end up too natural for casual / non formal stuff.

Success so far (I think, cautiously):

LKBennett Davina for work
Not being afraid to add some bling every day
Better make up / grooming via lisa eldridge on YouTube
Next cardigans with diamonté top button

Still struggling with :
Boots to wear with dresses for work and weekend
What to wear on weekends with small kids
Work shoes that are suitable for running across a rainy car park with small sticky child and attendant crap in tow on a daily basis

I'm reluctant to go back to my consultant with specific questions because I felt that a) I'd end up looking like I out to be on a cruise ship b) took no account if the restrictions of small kids.

Gillybobs Fri 15-Nov-13 15:23:27

Hello, thanks for this thread, I'm also Rom classic, happy to share ideas and links. Heading off on a girls weekend but will check in on Monday with some of my successes so far.

ItsNotUnusualToBe Sat 16-Nov-13 11:52:29

Have a lovely time on your girls weekend. Sounds like fab potential for dressing in a rom classic appropriate manner :eyes up clothing suitable for dealing with very snotty toddler who keeps mashing his face against mine and demanding 'cwgles'.

Thelovecats Sat 16-Nov-13 19:47:46

So I'm a natural classic, but I'll stay here if I'm allowed? grin At least with the natural bit I might find it easier to dress for mucking around with kids which is what I'm doing most of the time!

LakeFlyPie Sat 16-Nov-13 23:45:38

I'm very tempted to do the HOC style day having got a lot out of my colour analysis (am a jewel winter).
I think I know what styles suit me and what I 'should' wear although I rarely break the habit of living in jeans when not at work (I wear a uniform so don't have to think about works days).
Am struggling to find out what the various categories are, is there anywhere online that describes the different possible combinations of style?

charitygirl Sun 17-Nov-13 09:02:15

These videos by a HoC consultant show the 6 styles, as well as the colour palette.

I'm an Ingenue Natural!

KosherBacon Sun 17-Nov-13 09:33:32

I am so tempted to do this. I think I need to show a bit more commitment to weight watchers too. Maybe it can be a treat for doing we!

HerdyHerdwick Sun 17-Nov-13 10:42:30

For some reason I can't get any audio on Alexandra's videos.

I'm very interested in this style typing. I've had my colours done a couple of times (by CMB not HOC) but I like how HOC do more specific details within a season too. I think I may have to treat myself too.

LakeFlyPie Thu 21-Nov-13 23:08:16

I couldn't get get Alexandra's video to work but found this and think I may be classic / natural-classic style.

LonelyGoatherd Fri 22-Nov-13 09:18:16

I found the style day MUCH more useful than the colour analysis.
it'snotunusual - I also have toddlers. Sigh grin. I wear diamante diamond studs every day, make up, a long blingy necklace baby permitting, which helps a bit, but I still need to get out of the scruffs.

I also really need boots, but think this is mission impossible!

Are you on pinterest?

HerdyHerdwick Fri 22-Nov-13 09:35:26

Thanks for that Lake, very interesting.
I'm not sure where I fit though. I am very curvy - even when I was 8st in my 20's - but not especially busty. Otherwise I'd have picked Romantic for myself.
I would really like to go for a Style day but I'm very overweight at the moment and I'm actually a tiny boned little thing underneath all this fat, (maybe even Ingenue looking at that link) but the consultant wouldnt be able to see that until I lose weight. Perhaps body type alters as weight changes? confused

LonelyGoatherd Fri 22-Nov-13 10:03:40

Am not at all busty or curvy - the Romantic part for me is more personality, and I add curves through clothes - think ruching, draping, bootcuts (oh yes!). I was positive before that romantic was the one type I would not be - def one of these things where you need to see a consultant rather than self-diagnose.

Gillybobs Fri 22-Nov-13 11:15:40

So, the thing I struggle most with is casual looks. Im never knowingly underdressed grin but sometimes I need to walk the dog/hang out with kids etc and I feel a plonker in my statement necklace... Shoes in particular are a pain, I just CANNOT do fugly (comfy) shoes

However, smart/casual and dressy I do very well. I turned 40 this year and was so delighted, Ive wanted to dress like a 40 year old my whole life, so liberating to finally dress my age!!

HerdyHerdwick Fri 22-Nov-13 11:24:19

Goatherd I love ruching, draping and bootcuts, although I'm not really into ruffles, especially near my face. I've got a couple of ruched cowl neck tops and always get compliments when I wear them.
I'm giving serious thought to contacting my local consultant.

LonelyGoatherd Fri 22-Nov-13 12:36:39

herdy no ruffles for me either grin.
Do it! - where are you based? I have spent so much more than the cost on Wrong Clothes over the years.

Shoes are a nightmare gilly. Especially as I can't do heels!

HerdyHerdwick Fri 22-Nov-13 12:59:31

Lonely I'm in Cheshire. I've looked on the HOC website and there is a consultant very near me. May start dropping some hints for a gift voucher for Christmas to help me towards paying for both colour and style days grin

LonelyGoatherd Sat 23-Nov-13 18:44:59

fellow RCs, link me your handbags! I need one and am struggling to find one - navy would be best.

good idea - also ebay stuff you no longer need/like to fund it!

Gillybobs Sat 23-Nov-13 19:13:34

Mine isn't online anymore but it's tan and very similar to this

Mine came from the Coach outlet in orlando so was only 100 quid. The thing about being RC is we NEED quality in bags and shoes so shopping around is a must

LonelyGoatherd Sat 23-Nov-13 19:24:19

Oh that is lovely - and the colours look pretty HOC summer to me (which I am). How exciting - must watch out for it in the sale.

LonelyGoatherd Sat 23-Nov-13 19:25:06

oh, and my good idea comment was for herdy

proseccoco Mon 28-Apr-14 12:51:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SorrelForbes Mon 28-Apr-14 14:41:25

Can I join? I have a Pinterest board if anyone want's to have a look? Most of the 'pins' I've run past the consultant (*hopefully*) who did my style day to get her approval!

Gillybobs Mon 28-Apr-14 15:03:26

Nice board :-)

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