Posts Tagged: flattery

Bridging the Gap: Straddling Between Standard & Plus Sizes

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Heazure asked, Could you do a post addressing people on the “cusp” between plus sizes and straight sizes? I’m a 14/16 and it’s maddening, and I was happy to share my experiences and insights.

For most of my life it’s felt like no matter WHAT my size, I’ve always straddled the “cusp” between standard sizes and plus sizes. Size 10? Well, that’s still a size 14 and we don’t stock it. Size 20? Well, your arms, legs, bust and hips are too small to fit in everything.  Most of my life, I’ve straddled the 14-18 range, and it’s effin’ hard. I stopped wearing oversized everything in high school, so it can feel especially difficult to find a fitted shirt, dress, or skirt when I’m on the cusp. (You’re on the cusp! You’re plus, but not! You must hide your body!) read more

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

This Week I Love …

… dusters.

OK, OK, I know that this is yet another fashion term I’m using loosely. From what I can gather, an actual “duster” is an ankle-length canvas coat worn by equestrians to protect their clothing from trail dust. I don’t own any of those. Or any horses. But what I do own – and adore – are long coats and sweaters worn as toppers that create dramatic, long lines. Like these:

Vintage Betsey Johnson Duster Cardigan – $109

Gap Long Open Front Cardigan – $49.95 read more