Party season is on the horizon and it’s time to prepare for a few ‘frock up’ sessions. If you’re curvy the idea of frocking up can force you to break out into a cold sweat…which sucks because we all know that sweat is just gonna trickle down our butt crack and between our ample bosom…don’t we?
Just because you’re curvier than some doesn’t mean you can’t wow at a party AND feel ‘freakin amazing’ about yourself. From an empire line, LBD, maxi, peplum, fit n flare, print or block colour there’s something out there for everyone.
A casual barbeque might call for a summery frock like this pretty *‘April dress’ from MAHASHE. I adore this dress and you guys were crushing on it when I posted it on my social media recently. A little vibrant colour with a sweet print only requires a wedge or low heel, simple pendant and a lick of lippy. Alternatively try a maxi dress with wedges. Grab the esky and bubbles and you’re good to go.
Lately I’ve been wearing a few frocks and you can now purchase this *Table Eight ‘Elodie’ dress for half price…awesome 🙂 A digital print will always be flattering as the eye never settles in one place. A kaleidoscope of colour teamed with style features like a side peplum, and white paneling will see you through after work drinks or even a garden wedding.
If you have an evening event you can’t go past your version of a little black dress, or in my case a black and grey print dress. I’ve worn this new season Harlow *Dark Side Of The Moon Dress a few times now (with the Bella bodies slip) and it’s even going to get a workout at one of the Misters Christmas work parties.
Here’s some tips to help you choose a dress that’s right for you….
+ If you fall in love with a dress but the fit isn’t quite right consider getting it altered.
+ A few darts, shorter hem or tweak to sleeves/neckline can make you the belle of the ball.
+ A dress really sings with the addition of a heel If you don’t love heels choose a wedge or low heel or comfort.
+ Not sure about which length suits you? If you’ve got ace knees have it sit just above or on the knee. Like it longer? Look for the ‘sweet spot’ on you calf, the spot where it nips in a little and let your hem settle there.
+ Wear supportive underwear underneath your dress to give you a smoother silhouette and lift where you need it.
+ If you’re really stuck always try a wrap dress…universally flattering 🙂
Recently the team at Bella Bodies sent me a top up in the undergarment department. I’m a fan of the ^camyz tank and ^bamboo underwear but this time around I tried a few new pieces that will definitely help a girl out when she’s wearing a frock.
- Like these *^Bamboo slips, perfect under a dress or kaftan to give you a smooth shape. What I loved about these slips was the adjustable straps, sticky silicone band at the hem to keep the slip in place and it was so, so soft. I wore this dress on a 39 degree day here in Adelaide and I was cool and dry because…bamboo 🙂 This slip will be getting a workout for sure, available in black and white to give a girl options.
- I also took these *^Shaping Shorts for a few spins and these silky babies were comfortable, smoothed me out and did NOT roll- I promise. These shorts are seamless over the butt so give me a smooth silhouette, I’ve worn them with a midi dress and under boyfriend jeans.
- The*^Strapless Runway Slip is a new version of the one I purchased a year ago. Now let it be known both slips have a hook and eye closure in the gusset, this threw me a little when I purchased the original but this time around I’m getting used to it. I like this version because I can wear my bra of choice and not be flattened out at all. My hot tip is you must step ‘into’ the runway slip 🙂
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Here’s my top ten fave dresses going into the warmer months….
Have you got some schmancy or fun events coming up on your social calendar? What do you look for in a frock?
Til next time,
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