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!
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.
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Karina Dresses – fab selection of flattering fit and flare styles
Lynn Ritchie – my favorite slimming pants
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Gorgeous looks – don’t you love wearing a dress, esp a Karina? Thanks for linking. xo
Karina dresses really are so flattering! Thanks, Patti! 🙂
I love all of these looks! The styling is just perfect. Happy weekend!
Thanks, Liz! 🙂
Photos do lie!,!!! Thank you for your tips. Love your blog!
Haha … yes well, you’re right, sometimes they definitely do!! 😉
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.
I was hoping my readers would get a chuckle or two. Try not to take myself too seriously! ;D
Stunning outfits especially the dresses!
Thank you … great looks and love the humour!
Aww thanks Wendy! Glad someone gets my brand of giggles! 😉
I love these tips. It’s amazing how dressing for your body can flatter. You look amazing!
Straight A Style
Totally. I’m planning on doing a dressing for pear shapes guide sometime this year! One of my many plans! 🙂
Boy oh boy do I need these tips rt now . . .love them
Life is just Rosie
Girl, we ALL need these tips right now? Who didn’t overindulge?! Who can say no to Christmas cookies?! ;D
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?!
I’m a big fan too! Leopard is totally a neutral! 🙂
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
We can hope, right, Lydia? They should went on fast! Argh. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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 🙂
Trendy & Tidy
Me too. I love all black from my 90’s goth/grunge phase back in the day! 😉
I love all of the picks you gave us for shopping options and your amazing pictures!! Stopping by from the Confident Twosday linkup!
All fabulous looks, I espcially love your Karina dresses on you!
thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday
Great ideas! Love the looks.
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 🙂
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!!! ?