|cardigan: Gap, dress: Anthropologie, belt: American Eagle Outfitters, shoes: ALDO|
I present to you my favorite dress ever. First of all, it's in my favorite color. Second, it has ruffles. Third, it has a vintage vibe, which for some reason caused me to feel an old English fairy tale book would be a good prop (reasoning might be slightly questionable). But it is a sad day, honeys, because the weather is getting a wee bit too cold for me to wear this lovely dress o' mine. You might just see me in December wearing this under a parka with some snow boots. So, why, oh why, is this outfit a flatterer of the curvier figure? Let me tell ya...
The dress has a fitted bodice, then the fabric flows away from the body. Look for something fitted in the hips that gradually widens towards the hem (This style is called A-line). Size two to twenty, A-line is flattering for all figures. Other fits can hug through the hips and thighs, which I try to avoid aside from the occasional black pencil skirt.
As you see, I am a creature of habit when it comes to the addition of a lovely cardigan. Look for a sweater that hits right at the hip as it gives a longer appearance to the torso. Cropped cardis can take length away and make the body look squished (for lack of a better word).
If I plan to wear a cardigan opened in an outfit, I usually throw a belt over to give a more hour-glass shape. It's a quick and easy way to bring a defined silhouette to an outfit and cinch the appearance of the waistline. What's not to love?
a-line dress+hip length cardi+waist cinching belt=
one fabulously dressed curvy lady.
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