5/10/11

Dress Those Curves!!

I am a firm believer that you should dress for the job that you want, not the job you have. In other words, in a sea of hoodies and khaki pants a chic pant suit is going to get you noticed by the lady down the hall who also happens to be wearing one and has a corner office and the letter VP following her name on her business card.

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!)


Do: Trouser cut or bootleg

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'

Skirts


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














Shirts

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!

Dresses



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!

Shoes

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












Don't: Tie up sandals

Draws attention to leg and ankle area

Shortens look of leg









Miss Kardashian is only 5'2 and looks way tall because of the shoes don't you think? And if you don't trust me, that girl has some experience dressing a serious behind!

So there you have it... A few suggestions to go from feeling so-so to sassy with a few minor adjustments to your wardrobe.

And I will say, I do wear skinny jeans from time to time but if I am looking for a confidence boost its a chic little black dress or a pair of trousers for the win!!


So tell me, whats your best style advice?







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7 comments:

  1. OMG you just posted all the style tips i have followed forever!
    I'm a total pear shape so all these rules apply to me
    Thanks for taking the time to put this together
    SO awesome :o)

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  2. Those damn bubble dresses- they're awful!

    I am not fashionable at all, so I don't really have any tips... being short (5'1") with a short torso and being preggers, there isn't much point in hoping to look fashionable these days :)

    Love the tips though!

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  3. I couldn't agree more! I thought I was the only one who hated skinny jeans and how they don't even make skinny people look skinny. Also, I just posted yesterday about nude pumps. Love 'em love 'em love 'em!

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  4. I think the most important fashion tip - that sometimes gets overlooked - is "wear the right size". Far too often I see women in clothes that are just a bit too "snug" - or really, WAY too small - and if they'd deal with the fact that they're not a size "x" and get the next size up the outfit would look SO much better and be much more comfortable to boot!

    Yes, it sucks to admit that we might not be as small as we "want" to be - but who the hell cares what the number in your pants says? I'd rather look good than wear clothes that are too small just to say I'm a certain size.

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  5. I never knew Kim was only 5'2" ...interesting.

    Love the advice! I admit I love my skinny jeans and baby doll tops...but agree that those ruffled skirts don't look good on anyone (that Iv'e ever seen!) OR the bubble dress for that matter! eek!

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  6. I love those jeans--I don't have a pair of jeans I love even since I had my little one. Where are they from, and more importantly, do they come in longs?!? :)

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  7. We must have similar body types, I likes those styles on me as well. Although, I do have a love/hate relationship with babydoll tops. I like that they can hide an unflattering belly LOL, but on the other hand I am top heavy so I have to be careful what bottom I wear to balance it out. And I absolutely HATE balloon dresses.

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