On the same token I am a believer that you should dress for the body that you have not the body you want/are trying to get/that Giselle Bundchen has.
|Umm, no offense but go away now!|
Don't get me wrong, confidence is hella important and don't let me stop you if wearing a one piece denim jumpsuit (a la Deena on Jersey Shore "Denim, denim, denim"....click here if you have no idea what the heck I'm talking about) if that makes you feel good. I also think beauty and sexiness comes in all shapes and sizes. I am also down right convinced a lot of women could boost their self esteem by simply dressing in a more figure flattering way without needing to lose a single pound! I mean really, who hasn't caught a glimpse of their reflection in a window on a day that they were wearing a great outfit and thought, "damn who is that hottie?!".
So here's where I come in. I am going to share a few of my tips for dressing your bottylisciousness (its a word..Google it if you don't believe me!) in a way that is stylish, sexy and comfortable, because no one, and I mean no one, looks good squirming in and tugging at their clothes all day.
What makes me an expert you ask? I dress a big ol' booty every day and like to think that I have lot of experience with what makes me feel (and hopefully look) my best.
Let's get this party started shall we?
Denim (denim, denim...I couldn't resist!)
Creates a long & lean line from hip to toe.
Lengthens the look of the leg
Great for balancing out fuller hips and thighs.
Don't: Skinny Jeans or "Jeggings"
Draws attention to the width of the hips and thighs
Shortens the look of the leg
I know, I know, the title of the blog includes Skinny Jeans! And I'm not telling you NOT to wear them. But if you are in the mood for the most figure flattering denim option they might not be your number one choice. Just sayin'
Do: Pencil cut
Creates a long and lean line from the waist down
Accentuates a smaller waist, creating an hour glass shape
Don't: Ruffled skirt
Adds bulk to the hips and butt
Draws the eye across the body (as opposed to down) which makes hips appear wider
Do: Belted (or darted) blouse
Accentuates the smallest part of the waist
Lengthens appearance of torso by falling on the hips
Draws attention up to the mid-body and face (especially if paired with neutral bottoms)
Don't: Baby Doll or Empire Waisted Shirts
Lacks definition to the natural waist (widening effect)
Extra fabric can add unwanted bulk
I am unabashedly against the baby doll style on a body like mine. Bottom line: A full chest and a baby doll shirt will get you "are you pregnant" looks all damn day!
Do: The Classic Little Black dress
A-line balances out hips and thighs
Higher waist creates hourglass look
Detailed neckline draws attention up and to the neck and face
Black is slimming
Don't: The Bubble Dress
No definition in the waist
Adds width to hips due to lack of contrast
Bunched fabric on the bottom add bulk to thighs
Another big no for me. A larger chest will also cause the dress to hang even more loosely and have folks wondering when you are due to pop that lil' one out!
Do: Nude pumps
Colour makes the leg appear longer
Draws attention up to the body and face
Heel makes the calves and thigh appear more defined
Creates height and lengthens the whole body