Dress Away the Holiday Weight!

January 8, 2017

A little extra holiday weight got you down?  Well, while you’re losing it, here are a few suggestions for dressing so no one notices!

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My first thought when I gain weight is: big bulky sweaters!   But photos don’t lie, and that is rarely the most flattering look. Here are a few better methods for you.

Fit and flare, baby!  Universally flattering!


All black like a ninja!

Desperate times call for desperate measures …. fit and flare AND all black like a ninja!

(Sorry for the bad photo.  Hubby had the nerve to insist his company party was NOT all about me getting a good outfit photo. Whatever.)

Long cardigan or vest, but be careful that the cardigan doesn’t cling. The structured vest is a better bet.  Also, watch proportions if you’re petite.

High heels!  Even just a couple inches of heel on a pair of booties can make them much more flattering. And shoe shopping is easy on the ego, since your size won’t change.

When all else fails, cover it all with a sassy coat and a big smile!

I heard on the radio this week that most people don’t lose their extra holiday pounds until July, so hey relax. We got time.


Karina Dresses – fab selection of flattering fit and flare styles

Lynn Ritchie – my favorite slimming pants

Shop black fit and flare dresses

Shop fit and flare dresses

 Shop long cardigans and vests

Shop heels


Shop sassy coats


Dawn Lucy


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  • Reply Patti January 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Gorgeous looks – don’t you love wearing a dress, esp a Karina? Thanks for linking. xo


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 9, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Karina dresses really are so flattering! Thanks, Patti! 🙂

  • Reply Liz January 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I love all of these looks! The styling is just perfect. Happy weekend!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Thanks, Liz! 🙂

  • Reply LeAnn January 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Photos do lie!,!!! Thank you for your tips. Love your blog!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 9, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Haha … yes well, you’re right, sometimes they definitely do!! 😉

  • Reply Rena January 8, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I got a chuckle out of your last line, “… most people don’t lose their extra holiday pounds until July, so hey relax. We got time.” Your suggestions are great. Thanks for the inspirations.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 9, 2017 at 7:35 am

      I was hoping my readers would get a chuckle or two. Try not to take myself too seriously! ;D

  • Reply Nancy Baten January 9, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Stunning outfits especially the dresses!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 9, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Thanks Nancy!

  • Reply Wendy January 9, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Thank you … great looks and love the humour!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Aww thanks Wendy! Glad someone gets my brand of giggles! 😉

  • Reply Amy Arnold January 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I love these tips. It’s amazing how dressing for your body can flatter. You look amazing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Totally. I’m planning on doing a dressing for pear shapes guide sometime this year! One of my many plans! 🙂

  • Reply rosie January 10, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Boy oh boy do I need these tips rt now . . .love them

    Life is just Rosie

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Girl, we ALL need these tips right now? Who didn’t overindulge?! Who can say no to Christmas cookies?! ;D

  • Reply fortyandofftherails January 10, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Great read – I LOVE your animal print boots and coat, look amazing. Can you tell I’m a bit of a fan of the animal print?!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      I’m a big fan too! Leopard is totally a neutral! 🙂

  • Reply Lydia January 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Love your tips, you are so spot on. Can’t deny those dang holiday pounds. Let’s hope they can come off just as fast, haha (ya right).

    Lydia | chicandmodish.com

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 10, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      We can hope, right, Lydia? They should went on fast! Argh. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Sarah Bell January 10, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Love wearing all black…holiday weight or not 🙂 The long cardigans and vests are also a good idea as well! Love all of your looks here 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Me too. I love all black from my 90’s goth/grunge phase back in the day! 😉

  • Reply Adriele Dixon January 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I love all of the picks you gave us for shopping options and your amazing pictures!! Stopping by from the Confident Twosday linkup!


  • Reply jess jannenga January 13, 2017 at 9:50 am

    All fabulous looks, I espcially love your Karina dresses on you!
    jess xx
    thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday

  • Reply Debbie January 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Great ideas! Love the looks.

  • Reply clairejustine January 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Great tips. Love all your outfits Dawn. I would wear all these. I think my favourite is the red dress as I love red.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, you are one of my features later on this week blog hop 🙂

  • Reply Claire January 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Omg you are so stylish and stunning and inspiring !!! I didn’t realize you had a blog as well. I’m so glad to see your pictures, your pieces of advice, your inspirations… I’ll be back and take many tips from your suprastylishsweetself!!! ?

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