Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tip of the Day: Fake the Body You Want!

Wishing you had a little more 
va-va in your va-va-voom
Not everyone is blessed with a great rack or a J-Lo-esque bootie.

Photo: Top Luxury Shoes Blog

This is when a little ruffle, gather or detailing can go a long way to help you create the shape you want. 
 Amanda Uprichard Ruffle Top. Photo: ThisNext Blog

Flamenco Style Maxi at A Little Black Dress Shop on ebay

The great thing about this tip 
is it also works in reverse. 

A well-placed embellishment can disguise figure flaws, drawing the eye away or strategically masking "problem" areas. 

Amanda Wakeley at Net-a-Porter

Shabby Apple gets it right with Carnival, $93US

And contrary to some of the information out there, you don't always need to don black if curvy.

An all-over pattern is great at confusing the eye, not giving it any one place to land which can benefit a variety of body types.

ModCloth's Steal the Game Show Dress, $73US

Animal Print Wrap Style at A Little Black Dress Shop on ebay, $40

Oasis Palm Print Dress, $115

What to accentuate or where to distract. 
Something to consider when buying your next dress. 

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  1. wow, very informative post!! I love reading features like this on a blog! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the compliment! It means the world....

  2. Thank you so much for your comment! It means a great deal to me!!

  3. Ooooohhhh my favorite is the black flamenco style dress!!! Makes me long so much for summer =)

    1. Yes it's gorgeous isn't it?! I think it's my favourite as well!!

  4. Oh, love the Mod Cloth dress! So cute! And that cream and black gown is gorgeous!! Too bad the only place I go is Trader Joes or the Chiro. Would I be a bit over-dressed?


  5. No such thing as overdressed! I'd like to see you in the palm leaf dress! Thank you for the lovely comments!!!