White Party

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It’s MAY, y’all!!!! And white is back!

So I’ve decided to pick out a few dresses for every body type! And for an added challenge, I’m going to try to keep them all under $50!

White Party

Okay, I did it. One white party dress for each body type; all under $50. Plus, shoes to match! Also, all under $50!

Next will be gardening looks! Mainly because I love to garden.

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How To – Movie Looks: French Kiss

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I’m going to skip over Immortality(come back to it in the Fall when it’s warmer) and go to French Kiss. Who can resist Kevin Kline as a repulsive French thief? Meg Ryan’s character, Kate, dresses like a man for the first half of the movie. Then her wardrobe transforms into that of a lady’s. My favorite part of the movie is the end scene where they are in the vineyard and she’s in this adorable 90′s floral dress.

It’s one of my all time favorite romantic comedies.

Apple: Pull in under the bust (at the smallest part of the waist). Use embellishments, lines and ruffles to pull attention up and away from the bust.

How To - Movie Looks: French Kiss (Apple Shape)

Column: Balance out a larger bust by putting emphasis on the hips.

How To - Movie Looks: French Kiss (Column Shape)

Boy: Divided up the torso and pulled in at the waist. Created shape with sweetheart necklines, embellishments and ruffled skirts.

How To - Movie Looks: French Kiss (Boy Shape)

Hourglass: Always an emphasis on your tiny waist. Your top and bottom perfectly balanced.

How To - Movie Looks: French Kiss (Hourglass Shape)

Pear: Bringing attention to the bust to balance out the hips. Straight legs and straight skirts help to minimized the booty.

How To - Movie Looks: French Kiss (Pear Shape)

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I hope this helps you to have a great start to your week!

How To Wear: 40′s Femme Fatale

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This post was inspired by this post.

Boy: Both the dress and the trench really pull in at the waist and accentuate your bust and curves.

40's Femme Fatale - Boy Shape

Pear: The fur collar on this trench is going to help to bring the eye up. The wide neckline on the dress is going to help balance out your hips.

40's Femme Fatale - Pear Shape

Apple: The black of the dress will help to camouflage your tummy, while the orange brings all the attention up top. The wide shoulders will help to minimize a larger stomach. The wide, short lapel of the trench also help to bring attention away from your stomach area.

40's Femme Fatale - Apple Shape

Hourglass: This trench can hide your curvaceous bod if you don’t tighten the belt. But if you want to accentuate those curves of yours you can either tighten the trench or take it off altogether. This almost faux-wrap dress is really going to flatter your figure.

40's Femme Fatale - Hourglass Shape

Column: The full skirt on both the trench and the dress will easily balance out a heavier top. Also, both items pull in at your waist – making sure that it shows.

40's Femme Fatale - Column Shape

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I Found A Dress Today

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I haven’t written one of these in a while, but I came across this dress and I just had to share!

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This is a great summer dress for a pear shape! It pulls in at the smallest part of the torso. Even with the flared skirt, a larger bottom will be perfectly balance by the fun and vibrant ruffles over the bust.

If you live in the Middle Tennessee area then you can find this dress at Trendy Pieces in downtown Murfreesboro. If you don’t live nearby you can get it online at JudithMarch.com.

How To Dress for a Sneak-away Vacay!

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Want to get away from it all? Do it in style!

Apple: This dress is fabulous for your larger tummy. Not only does it conceal your stomach with a solid black torso, but it also pulls attention away from it with a floral print bust.

Sneak away vacay - apple shape

Boy: The ribbon-like cut of this dress gives the illusion of more shape. This dress is great for anyone with an athletic build or a straight figure.

sneak away vacay - boy shape

Column: This dress will camouflage your larger top with the plain black and accentuate your bottom with the flare skirt and fun pattern. It also pulls in at the waist and you know how much I love that!

sneak away vacay

Hourglass: This dress won’t put too much emphasis on your curves. It will definitely flatter your curves and keep them in balance.

sneak away vacay

Pear: The wide shoulders of this dress will balance out your larger bottom. It also pulls in at the waist and the print will camouflage a slight tummy pooch that some pears have.

sneak away vacay - pear shape

I hope you enjoyed our fun fantasy getaway! Have a great week and try to stay cool!

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How To Look Like The Fourth of July!

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It’s getting close! Are you ready for it? Because I’m going to have you seeing fireworks. Whether you have picnic festivities, plan on watching a parade or are looking forward to a nice dinner with friends I have you covered. I have found a day dress, a casual outfit and an evening dress for every body type.

Boy: All of these outfits break up the look of your torso and lengthen the look of your legs. The ruffled skirts on the dresses create some oomph and the high-waist shorts emphasize whatever shape your booty might already have.

4th of July
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Hourglass: All of these looks emphasize your top as much as your bottom, keeping your body evenly balanced. There isn’t too much pull on your waist if you’re self-conscious about your curves.
4th of July
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Apple: These three looks either camouflage the tummy or distract from it by focusing on the smallest part of your torso.
4th of July - Apple
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Column: I’ve used pockets on a flared skirt, form fitting horizontal stripes, and tiers. All of these things on the bottom are going to balance out a larger bust. They also all show the world that you have a waist, too.
4th of July - Column
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Pear: All of these looks have wide shoulders/necklines that are going to balance out a larger bottom. The waist is also pulled in.
4th of July - Pear
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Summer Looks For Less

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For every body type I have put together three summer looks for under $100 dollars each. And that includes the shoes!

Apple: These looks bring attention to the smallest part of your waist, accentuate your bust and bring the line of your torso down minimizing the appearance of your stomach.

Summer Looks Under $100
Pear: These summer looks with wide necklines and flutter sleeves will balance out your larger bottom half. They also pull in at the waist and go straight down, or away, from the hips.
Pears Under $100
Boy: These outfits are great for creating shape because they all pull in at the waist. They create curves with their lines and cuts. The first dress creates shape with lines. The other two dresses create shape with a structured hourglass shape.
Boys Under $100
Hourglass: Some hourglasses want to hide their curves and some hourglasses want to embrace them. I explored both options here. The first look isn’t too tight on the waist. So, your curves won’t be emphasized as much. The second look can go either way, but still keeps your balance. The third dress really emphasizes your curves.
Hourglasses Under $100
Column: All of these looks are going to balance out a bigger top with full skirts and bright bottoms.
Columns Under $100
I hope that makes your shopping a little easier this summer!
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A Picnic and A Barbecue

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Summer is time for fun in the sun! My two favorite things in summer that don’t have to include swimwear are picnics and barbecues.

Picnics are a great excuse for a full skirt, because you’re sitting on the ground and need to make sure all of your bits and pieces are going to be covered. I like a dressier look for a picnic. For barbecues I like a more casual look, though. It’s usually in someone’s backyard. You’ll most likely be standing, walking, chatting. No one wants a full skirt or flowing clothing near a fire. I’ll cover each type of gathering for each body type.

Boy: This dress is the perfect girly picnic dress. It has a cute bow on the bust and a slight gather in the skirt to give you some shape. The cut of it breaks up your torso, too. This  cute ruffly top does the same thing that the dress does with a cut across the hips and some bright shorts to bring some attention down to your derriere.

Picnic and a Barbecue

Hourglass: How simple and beautiful is this dress! It accentuates the hips and bust evenly. For the barbecue look I just pulled a simple tee and some mid-rise white denim (to prevent muffin top). It’s an easy look with a scoop neck and tight sleeves to balance out the skinny jeans with plenty of attention on your tiny waist.

Picnic and a Barbecue

Column: This adorable navy dress, with a full skirt, is going to minimize and balance out your bust at the same time. I added a belt to bring some extra attention to the waist. I love this little crochet tank. It has a built-in ruffle “skirt” on it to bring some attention to your hips. These cute shorts are going to bring the eye down to your booty, too.

Picnic and a Barbecue

Apple: I couldn’t have found a better picnic dress for you, Apple. It has a black line around the smallest part of your torso to really bring the line of your body in. The wide shoulders, black color, and skirt are all going to pull attention away from your belly. The wide shoulders and tightened waist of this white shirt do the same, but it is a tad see-through so you might want to layer it. The flat front jeans that I put with it are going to elongate your legs and smooth out your stomach.

Picnic and a Barbecue

Pear: The ruffly shoulders and square front of this dress are going to balance out wider hips. To bring more attention up to your bust wear a fun, layered necklace. This striped shirt brings attention up to your bust. The flat panel, high-rise pants are going to pull down the line of your hips and help minimize their appearance.

Picnic and a Barbecue

I hope these looks give you a great start to some fun in the sun!

I’m sorry I’ve neglected you this week. I was working on a swimsuit article for a local magazine. I’ll share info and links when it’s published.

How To Pick Your Prom Dress – Hourglass Shape

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My biggest concern for hourglass shaped women, other than muffin top, is maintaining balance. If you’re an hourglass shape then you already have a great shape. However, if you draw too much attention to your top or your bottom you’ll lose balance.

This fantastic vintage-inspired dress has slight wide-set shoulder straps and a slight flare to the skirt. The higher waist keeps your legs looking long.

The second dress has less wide shoulders and a pencil skirt. It’s a little more fitted than the first dress, but it is still balanced. It also brings a lot of attention to your tiny waist. It also has a high waist for a lean leg look.

Hourglass at Prom

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