Dig it in figure flattering clothes!
(I promise there is body image stuff if you scroll down past me blabbering about my garden.)
If you read my personal posts, too, you know that I’ve been doing some gardening. I’ve started to transform my front yard from this:
I’ve since weeded that rose bush to the left of the porch and found another rose bush hiding in some tall grass nearby that has also been weeded. The dirt is cleared up now, as well, but I’ve been too lazy to go back out and take another picture. Oh damn it. Fine, Liz. Do it now.
I just walked outside to take the last picture. Obviously, the hubs needs to get a weed eater out there around the bushes and we are waiting for the bushes to grow, but they only have a medium growth rate. And we want to paint the stupid cable cords to match the color of the house so they aren’t so disturbing. The next step for the front yard is deciding which flowering ground cover to go under the tree. Any suggestions? We also plan on building a pergola in my back yard. And I’ve recently decorated my nails to match my determination.
But this blog post isn’t just about me. It’s about you and how you can dress in a practical way for gardening while also dressing in a figure-flattering way.
Hourglass: A simple top with flattering jeans go a long way on an hourglass shape. Be careful not to wear cap sleeve tops that can make you look top-heavy.
Column: I like a flowy top on a column as long as you’re sure to tuck it in to accentuate your smaller waist. The bell-bottom shape of these jeans give the illusion of a curvier hip to balance out your top-heavy proportions. The close neckline of the shirt also helps.
Apple: These wide-leg jeans are going to help minimize the appearance of your tummy. They also have a higher rise, which acts the same way. This top is loose around the midsection, but accentuates your bust with knitting detail. It’s subtle, but it works. The cap sleeves also help to make the top half of your torso appear wide, which in turn minimizes the appearance of a larger stomach.
Boy: Normally I don’t recommend capris, however, the cut and shape of this denim can create the look of curves in the hips. This top is great for accentuating a smaller bust with the baby pleats and the wider set straps on the shoulders.
Pear: This simple cap sleeve tee is going to help to balance out your hips by giving you a wider shoulder. These wide leg jeans also help to minimize the hips by bringing the line straight down from widest part of your body.
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