Do you have a closet full of clothing and nothing to wear? Janet Wood Cunliffe of Fashion Fit Formula, addressed this conundrum at our Personal Giving Thank-You Brunch on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m., at a private home in Morristown. Everyone who donated to our Personal Giving campaign, under the leadership of Dorothy Cohen and Anne Gorman, was invited to attend. To make a donation to the campaign, contact Dorothy at

According to Janet, the average American woman wears only 20–30 percent of her wardrobe. When she purchases the outfits, she likes the color and style. Yet, after wearing an outfit once or twice she feels frumpy and it gets pushed to the back of her closet. The cycle continues:

 Shop  Wear  Disappointment  Unworn  Eventually Discard  Shop Again  Repeat Cycle

This is not only a tremendous waste of financial resources but for many a source of emotional wear and tear.

The current trend in fashion is to dress according to your shape. But if this is the complete answer, why are so many clothes unworn?

There are many elements to the fit of clothing: shoulders, neckline, and the way the material glides over the body, for example. The one thing that has not been considered until now is your bone structure. No amount of dieting or exercising can change that. Once you have reached your adult height, your bone structure does not change. However, the difference in appearance when harmony and balance with your skeletal structure have been achieved is amazing.

The Fashion Fit Formula solution can prevent future buying mistakes. If an outfit is too long, it can always be altered to be made shorter, but if a jacket is too short, do you really want it to wind up in the back of your closet? The best place to shop is in your unworn clothing. Shopping your closet is all the rage these days, and many times a simple change in a hemline, the shortening of a sleeve, or a minor neckline alteration can transform an outfit from merely OK to extraordinary.

Learn how Janet’s Fashion Fit Formula can save you time, money, and aggravation! Here are some examples of simple changes that make a big difference: