How To Look Good On Zoom
Do you stare more at yourself than anyone else on a video conference call? Obsessing with how you look and not giving two hoots about anyone else's appearance? So you want to do it better? We asked some of our favourite experts for their top tips and their must-wears for how to look good on Zoom. ALSO, we take tips from designer Tom Ford on how to create the best lighting and angles. He should know!
THE ZOOM EDIT
The biggest challenge in nailing your best WFH wardrobe is striking the right balance between laidback and polished. It's how to navigate that fine line between I’m dressed comfortably and looking presentable enough to meet with my colleagues or even friends via Zoom! So we asked some experts how to look good on Zoom, how they are working their best on-screen style and asked them to pick their favourites from our 30% off Sale.
Louise Wilson, editor at MADE magazine is a little bit in love with our Barbette dress by Part Two WAS £109.95 NOW £76.97. She says: "I love dresses and always feel confident wearing them, so for my next Zoom meeting I want to wear the Barbette Dress in Buckthorn Brown. It's the perfect mix of style and comfort - ideal for working from home."
RY Style Tip: Team it with a statement necklace, cosy socks and slippers - no one will know. But seriously if you're out and about this dress is super cute with ankle boots.
Personal stylist and shopper, Laura Russell of Satisfashion says: "As much as wearing a nice top is the perfect answer for zoom calling (plus leggings and lycra on the bottom of course) - this is that one time to actually dress up and feel great (let's face it, we don’t get too many at the minute so use this time well). Dresses and Jumpsuits make you feel fun and fabulous. Try to go as colourful as possible as colour really helps to lift your mood and make you feel better. Dresses with fab detailing around neck, shoulders and prints and patterns add interest to your #WFH look. I adore this dress as it does just this." Bl^nk Louisa Dress WAS £175 NOW £122.50
RY Style Tip: This dress is standalone gorgeous, but in summer work its boho vibe with strappy metallic flats or a wedge.
No stranger to the small screen, Sisi Gibreel, our head of retail says: "I love this top, its quirky happy print puts a smile on my face. I felt fabulous when I wore it for one of the mini videos I did for our social media. As soon as I put it on - it was sold! The fluid Cupro fabric is seriously silky making it so beautiful to wear." Tequila Fun Blouse by Pom Amsterdam WAS £140 NOW £98.
RY Style Tip: Wear it tucked into a silky pleated skirt in a coordinating colour block or simply slip on over cropped jeans.
Stylish blogger Scott McGlashan AKA Blu Blazer Guy says: “I am definitely picking this Whale Print Shirt. I love a smart/casual look and I think this shirt not only fits that style perfectly but its print adds a little fun, which we all need at the moment. And of course, it’s blue which is my favourite colour.” Killer Whale Printed Wayne Shirt by Selected Homme WAS £55 NOW £38.50.
RY Style Tip: Make like Scott and wear with a blue blazer or simply go casual with teamed with dark wash denims.
When the legendary fashion designer Tom Ford shares his tips on how to look good on Zoom, you sit up and pay attention. The stylish one believes it all comes down to the height of your computer screen, the right lighting and that humble white tablecloth. So here's his best advice on looking Zoom-fabulous from Grazia.
- First things first, before you join that call check the height of your screen. 'Put the computer up on a stack of books so the camera is slightly higher than your head. Say, about the top of your head. And then point it down into your eyes,' says Mr Ford. Already, you'll find this angle is so much more flattering.
- Next tip? 'Then take a tall lamp and set it next to the computer on the side of your face you feel is best. The lamp should be in line with and slightly behind the computer so the light falls nicely on your face,' Ford adds.
- By now, you should be positioned at the most flattering angle and have a lovely warm glow basking on your 'good side.' The final touch? 'Put a piece of white paper or a white tablecloth on the table you are sitting at but make sure it can’t be seen in the frame. It will give you a bit of fill and bounce.' Oh Mr Ford - we are forever grateful.