Posts Categorized: proportion

Tricks for Dressing Your Apple Figure

Tips for dressing an apple-shaped figure

Images courtesy Nordstrom

Several years ago, Sally responded to a Reader Request asking for help dressing an apple figure:¬†Help for the apple-shaped people out there! What do we do with big boobs, big waist, big butt, and relatively bird-like limbs? I’ve been dying to write a follow up and share my own tips and experiences ever since.

Like many women, I have multiple goals in mind when I get dressed: is this flattering? (For me, flattering means emphasizing and creating a silhouette that I feel comfortable in.) Is this comfortable for the occasion? Am I projecting the image that I want to on this day? Is this clothing representative of who I am or a side of myself? read more

Reader Request: The Pant Hem Dilemma

How to determine the perfect pant hem length for YOUR needs!

Image courtesy Banana Republic

Reader Kerry e-mailed me this question:

Whenever I buy new dress pants for work, I have to have the length altered. Each time, they languish in my bedroom while I try to determine which shoes I should wear to the tailor: should I wear the heels, the flats, the in-between shoes? If I have my pants shortened so I can wear flats with them, they will look silly with the heels and vice versa. But I don’t want to have a pair of pants for heels and a pair for flats, because a decent pair of pants is expense (plus tailoring) and I don’t want to have to buy “heels pants” and “flats pants.” read more

Guest Post: Tall Girl Shopping and Resources

Reader Megan e-mailed me with this question:

I was wondering if you could take the time to post a blog about how a tall college (aka broke) girl can go about finding dresses and skirts that cover up the you-know-what. I feel like I miss out on summer because all the cute summery (and every other season) dresses, skirts and shorts don’t give me enough coverage – my butt ain’t that big! I also don’t get to do the cute tunic trend because all the tunics are just regular shirts on me! I’ve tried Ann Taylor Loft for Tall skirts and dresses, but many of their options, while cute and do a much better job of covering up, don’t fit into my price range, and I don’t want my entire wardrobe to be from there! read more