We think it’s not only OK to be “brutally” honest about a friend’s outfit, it’s the “kind” thing to do… better they hear it from you than from someone at the club. Friends tell friends bad news – remember being honest does not mean being harsh, you should try to be and can be tactful. After all, we all know how you say it is at least as important as what you say.
Saving her from embarrassment is your job as a true friend. Afterward you might both find it funny and have a good laugh. Make it clear you have her best interest in mind and you would expect nothing less in return, you don’t want to make a fashion “oops” any more than she does. Oh, and remind her of how great she looked the last time you went out, positive reinforcement is a great healer.
Let your friend know that if new styles don’t seem to fit her (or your) body quite right, it’s OK to hold out & keep looking, you’ll find what’s right for you. Don’t settle. Remember what Katharine Hepburn said: “I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.”
Suggestion: Love your friend’s new trendy outfit, but not sure it’s for you? Plan a girls fashion night & mix & match over wine & chocolate!