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February 6, 2013

No Fat Guide To: Evening Wear

Happy Humpday Wednesday!  Now if the clock only read 4:59 p.m....

       Valentines Day fever is in full effect. I'm racking my brain about where we going out for dinner, and haven't started shopping my closet for an outfit yet.  Here are a few tips from Charla Krupp's How to Never Look Fat Again (evening wear chapter) to keep in mind while shopping for that perfect outfit.  

Medium or Small Busted

 
                             c/o Windsor         

                                              
                         c/o Forever 21

       Try strapless, one-shoulder, or alter styles.  Strapless dresses are always top sellers because they showcase shoulders while leaving the rest to the imagination  Strapless dresses in empire-waist styles flow gently under the bust and when enhanced with draped or tiered fabric make good choices for Buddha bellies.  More structured strapless styles with a defined waist and fuller A-line skirts disguise full thighs and big derriere; just choose fabrics that won't cling to your skin (Lycra). For those who feel a little too nude in strapless dresses, try dresses with sheer-illusion mesh tops. 

Kali Commentary:  LOVE the red and black polkadot dress. It doesn't get any cuter than a sweetheart neckline (which  features a padded bust).  The illusion bow design and ruching are perfect for camouflaging muffin tops, aka love handles ;)  This goemetric print dress is fun and edgy. Feel free to accessorize with lots of color. By the way, its a steal for $10.80!


Big Busted, Flappy Arms

 
                                          c/o Asos

  
                                         c/o Asos


       Wear softer draped blouses and tops with ruffles, draped necklines, and graceful voluminous sleeves on top of slim, tailored skirts and pants.  V-necklines break up the heaviness of a full, wide chest. 

        Kali Commentary:  Aren't these colors gorgeous? The flowy sleeves hide "flap" and eliminate the need for a cardigan. The The v-neck cut is also flattering to bigger busts because it elongates the neckline and gives the illusion of a longer and slimmer upper body.  


Muffin Tops, Flabby Middle, Belly


 
                                                   c/o Lulus 

 
                                    c/o Forever 21


     Look for fabrics that are generously ruched, draped, or gathered to blur bulges.  An empire, raised waistline, one-shoulder column style with no defined break at the middle will neatly glide over belly and muffin top issues. Even fitted, structured shapes like sheath dresses incorporate these features.

      Kali Commentary:  Floral print is all the rage right now, and lace is timeless. The draping at the waistline of the floral print dress is very forgiving and the structure of the neckline is really fun and pulls the eye upward.  And of course, who doesn't need a flattering LBD? Make it pop with great accessories. 

Happy hunting!

7 comments:

  1. LOVING that polkadot peplum dress!!! just came across your blog-too cute lady!!

    xo,Taylor
    iLikeMyClothesTaylored.blogspot.com

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  2. awesome outfit ideas!! :D thanks for this post! :D

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  3. Great tips, I love that bright red dress in the second area!

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  4. Thank you for sharing!! I really like the first dress. Have a great valentines day:)

    Ellie

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  5. Haha...love this idea for a post Kali! I am not sure where I would fit in right now body-wise as I am transitioning in losing the baby weight...but these are definitely great tips. Also - love the "Kali Commentary" :)
    XO - Marion

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