hey everyone, meet tawnya. my bestie. my girl. my best girl. wingman. therapist. partner in fun.
we got to have a fun night at a local country bar last week in celebration of a dear friend who is changing jobs after a long 13 years.
so of course we had to dress like we were at a country bar because we were participating in line dancing lessons! boots were a must!
we didn’t get ready together, but we ended up wearing something similar yet looking totally different.
here’s how we dressed:
first of all, she’s gorgeous.
she chose a layered/pleated/halter dress and brown suede boots. cinched up her waist with a brown and black snakeskin belt. and covered up with a flowing ruffled cardi.
do you see how the layers and pleats in the dress flow away from her body? this fit is great for hiding trouble spots because it doesn’t cling. and the placement of the ruffles on the cardi draw your eyes from her bust, in to the belt (her narrow waist), then back out to her hips, showing off her hourglass shape.
she looked amazing!
then there’s me. i chose a white linen dress, black cardi, red leather belt and black slouchy boots.
this dress is an empire waist cut, which is good for a choice for me, being small up top. giving me a little boost up there, i need to now give myself a shape. i’m using the red belt to add the focal point right under the bust and on the outside of my cardi, where i am the smallest. this pulls my waist line up and shortens my torso, which is long. the length from the belt to the bottom of the dress plus the height of the boots also give the illusion of longer legs, which i certainly don’t have.
the pics here aren’t that great, sorry.
i did a simple wavy pony, placed at the base of my skull then pulled the back out for a nice full bump back there. pulled my bangs up into a nice small bump as well.
belts are so fun and can be used to trick the eye in so many ways. there just might be a belting post in our future!
HOMEWORK: identify your trouble spots? those features of your body that you may consider troublesome to fit. large hips? no hips? small bust? large bust? long torso? no waist?
i don’t want you to feel uncomfortable with those features…just learn how to draw the eye elsewhere since we can’t all have 100 surgeries to look like barbie, and not that we want to.
pay attention to what you normally wear and see if you are accentuating those trouble spots or hiding them. take note of how you want to change your look and go for it!
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