New Year’s Dresses!

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The holidays are fast approaching! Let’s jump right in.

Boy

This One-Shoulder Peplum Dress is all about giving shape… and attitude. It cinches in at the waist with a leather belt and white peplum flares out at the hip. It will give you a more hourglass shape. The pencil skirt keeps it classic and chic for a New Year’s party.

Find similar dresses here. Just remember to cinch in at the waist and create curves. Don’t wear anything that just hangs there. That rule applies to every body type!

Hourglass

I love this Presidio Poise Dress for an hourglass. You have very defined curves so you can wear this dress without worrying about your breasts disappearing into your stomach. It’s a perfect cut with a flattering waist and cap sleeves. It would be easy to dress up for NYE with the right shoes. You could even replace the belt for a pop of shine or color.

View similar dresses here. Make sure there are no cuts across the hips or too high on the torso. You’ll turn your hourglass into a pear or a column.

Column

A flared skirt or a line across the hips is completely necessary for a Column. This Jersey & Taffeta Dress will compliment your shape perfectly. All the attention is pulled straight down to the flared skirt with darling rosettes. It’s a fabulously effortless dress that you will look wonderful in!

For similar dresses go here. Make sure to keep the girls up where they belong. No draping. You want a defined waist and a wide skirt.

Apple

This stunning Mixed-Media Dress has all the right details to compliment your shape. The pretty neckline and shirred bust of this dress will do great things to separate your bust from your tummy. The black horizontal ruching across the stomach will minimize any bulge. The velvet scroll flocking on the flared skirt will really balance you out.

View similar dresses here. Remember to minimize the stomach by accentuating the bust/shoulders and hips/derriere.

Pear

The straight line of the skirt of this Beaded Sheath Dress minimizes the hips while the squared shoulders balance them out. There isn’t much else to say about this elegant dress.

View similar dresses here. Remember to pull the attention to your bust or your shoulders. If you’re going to wear a dress that cinches in, have it directly under the bust to minimize the hips. Stay away from flared skirts, unless it’s at the knee and you have a top that accentuates the bust or shoulders to balance out the flare.

I hope this makes New Year’s Dress shopping easier for you. I’ll be posting coats to match your dresses later in the week. Have a great Thanksgiving!

How To Wear A Tuxedo – Holiday Style – Column Shape

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Columns, I’m going to go ahead and post yours today, as well. Then we will be back on schedule.

This ensemble that I picked for you is going to minimize the look of your bust and accentuate your waist with two really easy pieces. The first piece is this lovely Jacquard jacket. I love how they have it here with the plain white tank underneath. This is really going to help tone down the size of your bust. And who doesn’t love the almost paisley Jacquard print?

I love mixing prints. And it really comes into style during the winter months. So, I decide to mix the floral Jacquard with a very mod-looking patterned flare skirt. The way this skirt brings attention to the waist and flares out from there to a very wide bottom it’s going to balance out a larger top. That’s what you’re looking for when finding an ensemble for this holiday season.

Let’s see what it looks like on, shall we?

Don’t forget! Next week we’ll be posting New Year’s Eve Dresses for every body type!

 

How To Wear A Tuxedo – Holiday Style – Boy Shape

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This velvet tux jacket just looks like the most warm and cozy thing ever. But it’s got a hip 1950’s twist to it, because it’s blue velvet. Though this jacket is made for a rebel, we’re going to pair it with something more traditional.

We don’t want to pair a slouchy jacket with baggy pants. So we’re putting it with these slim tuxedo pants – also velvet. You will be able to pull it off like no other shape can, Boy shape. Make sure that the top you’re wearing underneath the jacket is flattering to your bust. Something with ruffles, frills, or a cowl neck. Anything that will give your bust some shape underneath that big jacket.

Here is how it will look on. 

You’ll have a hard time not enjoying how great you look when you wear this out this holiday season!

 

How To Wear A Tuxedo – Holiday Style – Hourglass

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Hello, Hourglasses! I’ve got something fun for you. This holiday season we are mixing swing and punk to reign in those curves.

Are you ready to have some fun?

This short back tuxedo jacket is reminiscent of the punk military look from the eighties. It’s got wonderful lines and a cute style.

I decided to pair this stiff jacket with a wonderfully feminine “swing” skirt. It’s a beautiful red. The button matches the buttons on the jacket, but with a great black lace twist. I’d put a silver tank underneath just for kicks.

As always, shoes are up to the kicker.

Here’s what it will look like on you, Hourglass.

I think you’ll have a fabulous time in this unconventional look.

 

How To Wear A Tuxedo – Holiday Style – Pear

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Hey, Ladies! Are you ready to take a traditionally male holiday staple and glam it up… for you?

What I’m going to do this week is break this post down into one body type a day. Normally, I wouldn’t, but I’ve put more work than usual into this post.

Today, we’ll work with Pear Shaped Women. (If Pear isn’t your shape, keep checking back all week!)
Are you ready? Great!

I’m not a fan of leather, typically, but I love this leather lapel tuxedo jacket. I love the lines. I love the color. I especially love the shoulders. They are great for your shape. Normally, I would avoid a jacket that cuts across the hip on a pear shape, but there is an exception to every rule and this jacket is it.

This straight leather skirt, not only matches the lapel, but also makes the eye want to move up to the lapel. The cut of this skirt straightens the line of the hips giving the appearance of minimization.

It’s fun to add a pop of color to an outfit like this. Make sure it’s not too dark, though. If it’s too dark it will draw your eyes downward to the darker skirt. Make it a light pink, cream or even sky blue.

Shoes are up to you, ladies.

And for a view of what it will look like on you:

Do you see how it really does take you from a Pear to an Hourglass?

Speaking of Hourglass, we’ll be going over your Tuxedo style Holiday outfit tomorrow!

 

Upcoming Posts…

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I’ve got three really superb posts coming very soon.

The first will be “How To Wear A Tuxedo – Holiday Style”. There was a spread in the December issue of O Magazine that inspired this, but of course they had a skinny actress(Emmy Rossum). We’re going to outdo them and have styles for every woman!

The second is going to be a fun “New Year’s Eve Dress” article, because everyone wants to look shiny and stunning on New Year’s Eve… and you deserve to be able to. It’s not exactly a “how to” because we’re not doing the same style for everyone.

The third article is going to be a follow-up of the “New Year’s Eve Dress” by adding beautiful coats to your already stunning Dresses. You’ll be fully prepared! Shoes are up to you.

Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it! And if you have any special requests for these articles:
  

Thanks, Ladies. Don’t forget to thank your Veteran’s and have a great weekend!

 

How To Wear A Mini Dress (Halloween Edition)

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It is Halloween, after all. You can basically build any costume around something as simple and cute as a mini dress. Need a last minute costume specific to your body type?

(The greatest thing is that there are so many mini dresses out there that you don’t have to buy the exact dress, just use the principles suggested. And you can use these tips with mini dresses on any normal day, too.)

Let’s get started before Halloween is over.

This very comfortable looking mini-dress is great for you hourglasses. It’s not too tight around the waist and not too loose anywhere else. It will give you great lines, hourglass.

For Halloween I’m thinking tall dusty brown boots and a torch if you want to be an angry villager on a witch hunt or go the opposite route and dress it up with shiny black booties, black leggings and a tall thin witch hat.

Boy shapes, find a tattered dress like this one, with a sweetheart neckline and flared hem, slap on some make-up and you could be a zombie or a mummy! Your hips will look curvy compared to the straight lines of the dress.

If you’re going for the zombie look, be sure to add some cuts and shadows to your face or upper body. If you’re going for a mummy get some tattered cuffs for your wrists and put some coffee stained muslin in your hair.

Pears, do you see how this dress adds a lot of volume to your torso and minimizes your hips? That’s exactly what you need! Find any flowing mini dress like this one that does the same thing and you’ll be set to go as a roman goddess.

Spray paint some leaves gold or silver and put them in your hair. Add some bangles to your wrists and slip on some metallic sandals or flip-flops and you’re good to go!

Column, you bandit! You must have pulled off one daring stunt to get you put in the slammer. Those stripes just give you away. Know what else those stripes do? They widen the look of your hips. The solid black on top minimizes your bust. This dress will even out your normally top-heavy proportions.

Find a pair of dollar store handcuffs as well as some white or black gloves and your costume is complete!

Peace to you, Apples! Peace, love, and all of that psychedelic hippy stuff. I love the shape of this dress, not only because it reminds me of the late 60’s, but also because it’s going to be flattering for your shape. It’s got the wide band under the bust emphasizing your smallest part. The flared shoulders bring attention up to the bust and make the belly small in comparison.

Wear it with some jeggings(this is the only time you will ever see me promoting those things), a brown headband and some big sunglasses.

Thanks for stopping by on a holiday. Now go have some fun!