Happy Hump Day! So, I haven’t quite figured out where I am going to take pictures in the new place. I braved my new neighbor’s confused stares last Thursday and took pictures right in the middle of the walkway, but the light wasn’t great, so I’m still looking. There is a nice area off our back patio to take pictures, but I haven’t figured out how to get back there yet. Lol! Stay tuned.
So, let’s talk about this dress. I love the color…and I even love the bouclé knit, buuuuut you guys, this thang MUST be worn with a jacket. Body skimming sweater dresses are generally pretty flattering on me, but the combination of the crew neck, short hemline, and chunkier bouclé knit…all in a SHIFT silhouette is the complete opposite of flattering! I should have known better when I saw the word “shift.” Shift silhouettes don’t really work for my body…without a little creativity, that is. Because I am broad up top, slightly busty, and lacking in the hips department, shifts make me look like Spongebob…Spongebob wearing a tent, actually (LOL!!!). I need something to cinch in my waist a bit. You can’t really tell because I’ve added my handy dandy anorak, but this dress is pretty much straight up and down…it doesn’t cinch the waist at all…now close your eyes, and imagine what that looks like…
…A HOT MESS! LOL. A belt would also do the trick for curvier bodies, but not mine…my waist isn’t small enough, and I don’t really have hips…so in my opinion, a belt just exacerbates the issue. Lol. (Although belts look amazing on me with fit and flare silhouettes!). So, I lean heavily on jackets to do my waist cinching…a jacket and a belt, and I’m really doin’ the damn thing! Basically, a jacket can always be depended on to create the shape I want. Lol!
Let’s also talk about these shoes! So, I have short muscular legs…and y’all know I love my legs…they are my favorite feature, but because they are not long, I know that I have to be careful with ankle boots that come above the ankle bone…they can cut my legs off and make me look short and stumpy. Buuuuut, black ankle boots with black tights creates a continuous line visually that totally works, regardless of where the boots hit at the ankle.
So, the point of this little rant…just to remind you guys that it is so important to know your own body, and what works for you! You can read a million tips out there for various body types, but I guarantee that most of us don’t fit into a cookie cutter body type. Those tips are a good starting point, but nobody knows your body like you do…and you know best what looks good on you! And, whatever you do, stop telling yourself that you “can’t” wear something…instead, you should be saying, okay, “how can I make this work for my body?” (Read: I love this dress, so I’m keeping it, and I figured out how to wear it…and I wanna wear these ankle boots with skirts and dresses, so damn it, I figured out how to do that, too!)
By the way, I wore this outfit to The Chevy Boutique hosted by V103 and Georgia Best Chevy Dealers last week! In case you missed the memo, and I am the official face of your Georgia Best Chevy Girls on Facebook at facebook.com/georgiabestchevygirls and Twitter @ChevyAtlanta. Feel free to click on over and chat it up with me about all things Chevy, Atlanta, fashion, food, and fun random-ness. You can check out more pictures from the event here on Facebook, but I had to share this picture of me in the 2013 Chevy Malibu…omg! I want this car, y’all!
Thanks for stopping by!! XOXO.