It is hard to admit, but for the past 20 years, I have struggled with my body shape. I seem to be a pear….at times, an apple….and other times I feel more like an eggplant! There are many days when dressing my body in a flattering style is a challenge for me. However, before I go further, I want you to know, it does make a huge difference in my attitude, my confidence, and joy when I am able to hit that sweet spot, and dress in the most flattering way possible.
Dresses have been my biggest issue. I would love to wear more of them. However, I have spent hours in dressing rooms, trying on a multitude of shapes, sizes, and fabrics and rarely find one I like. I live in a very warm climate and to purchase dresses which only work with shapewear defeats the purpose of wearing them to begin with. I want to wear them to be cooler…but shapewear is hot!
The best way for me has been to have a wardrobe of predominantly separates. I mostly wear pencil skirts, because I find them perfect to flatter a curvy figure. I recently found this blouse at Marshall’s and I really like it. I can take this simple look (with my JJill pencil skirt) and dress it more casual with sandals like I have done here. Or I could add my pearls and pointed toe shoes for a dressier style.
Most of us are not skinny, slim, model-type women. I love it when a brand says they are featuring a curvy woman and it turns out she is a size 10 or 12. I doubt in my life I will ever be a 10. So, I will continue on my search for dresses which flatter my figure and help me to feel confident. But, for now, it is separates which are the foundation of my personal style. Honestly, I prefer pants!
I love the JJill Pencil Skirts and they are on sale right now...look
below. Also, my necklace is from Soft Surroundings...they have
awesome accessories...I selected some below...
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