|Out standing in my field|
Granted, I'll probably never be comfortable with anything skin-tight or that exposes a lot of flesh. I think a bit of mystery is ultimately more alluring anyhow. ;-)
The Karina Dresses "Megan" style (above) works well with my shape. The modified empire cut of the dress creates a bit of a waistline, the 3/4 sleeves are my favorite length, and the fabric stretches and moves with me and is so comfortable that I'll keep it on even after I get home from work. The Arche "swashbuckler" boots were purchased in Paris in 2009, and I love the panache they add. (And they are walk-all-day comfortable!) I feel like I can really move in this outfit, which I love.
This is last year's J.Crew "Tippi" leopard sweater. I like how the higher neckline and 3/4 sleeves temper the Vavoom Factor of the leopard print, and I often wear this to the office underneath a jacket. But I thought I'd try on its own here, and added some red patent Cole Haan pumps, going for more of a "date night" look. It's definitely a much more visible look for me, and I'm still not sure about it.
My shape still isn't where I'd like it to be, but I'm embracing the idea of dressing the body I have today rather than burying it beneath a tent of fabric. I'm working to treat my body well, not only from the inside but from the outside, and sending a message that it's worthy of respect and being seen is one way to do that. I can't pretend this is entirely comfortable yet, but I'm making progress.
Karina Dresses "Megan" 3/4 Sleeve. More Karina Dresses here. (Remember to use code FEMM30 for $30 off any full-priced dress.)
Arche boots. Similar. And these.
J.Crew necklace. Similar.
J.Crew Tippi Sweater. More selections here. In snakeprint and cashmere.
NYDJ Sherri Skinny jeans, here.
Cole Haan Chelsea low-heel pumps, here.
How do you feel about wearing clothing that shows off your shape?
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