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Chubby Women Spring Fashion

there you see your mind filled with a fear of being laughed at. Thanks to your extra flab which doesn’t allow you to wear dresses according to your will.

Thus your intense desire to wear the most fashionable dresses turns into vapor , all because of your flab. Oh! These bulges on your waistline… They suck!

Now forget these problems. Because here are the most flattering dresses exclusively meant for a chubby woman so she can look at her best this spring 2009.

Read out the following lines to know what are those top three dresses along with some tips and tricks to pair them with equally flattering jewelry and footwear. Thus hide your chubbiness this spring in an artistic fashion.

Colorful Belted Trench Dress : No woman’s clothing is more flattering, for a chubby woman, than wearing a trench coat. But there are days when it hardly rains in spring too. So what to wear during those dry days?

Designers have brought a unique blend of trench coats and dresses. So, this spring, buy a belted trench dress to give your spring season a perfect and fashionable start. The inbuilt belts are an added advantage which cover your bulky waist nicely. The wide collars are flattering too as they cover your chest area much genuinely.

You will love to wear these cotton-made trench dresses which come in many colors, mainly suitable for spring only. Also, a belted trench dress will prove an exciting office or party wear this spring.

Buy something which comes in striking pink,dark citron, super lemon or vibrant green. Wear them with ballet flats or heels and sunglasses. Try matching metallic bangles and designer earrings.

Striped Wrap Dress : When you wrap this wrap dress around your body, there is no trace of your chubbiness anywhere. It covers you magnificently from top to bottom.

Gone are the days of mono-colored wrap dress. Now try these extremely fabulous striped wrap dresses this spring 2009. You can buy one with black and white stripes to give you a more classic look, or in order to look more trendy, you can choose stripes of “green and pink “or “yellow and blue” or whatever combination you find more suitable.

You can choose a wrap dress with full sleeves, if your arms happen to carry extra flab. Give your hair a fringe cut and wear big circular metallic earrings. They flatter a chubby face.

As a wrap dress leaves your calves open, try to wear a pair of red knee-high boots. They flatter your legs. If your legs don’t carry extra flab, try glossy slingbacks. Wear a designer wrist watch and use a golden shoulder bag.

Satin Button Down Tunic : Whenever you plan to have a party during the spring phase, a button down tunic, which more or less looks like a dress shirt, made of red satin can get no competitor.

Choose a knee-length button down tunic with big buttons and full sleeves. Adding some big buttons would be extremely flattering.

Nothing could be greater than having this satin tunic with its cuffs and collars white in color. Try a cotton scarf and let your hair hang loose behind the shoulders. Use a fur packer hat with some feathers tucked into its edges.

With a knee-length button down tunic, wearing a black wide-leg trouser is a well justified fashion apparel. It will give your body a controlled look. Use a pair of mid-high heels.

Fashion for Women Over 50

A Mature woman exudes confidence, strength and knowledge. You have a wealth of life experience and best of all you know your body.Let us then look at Fashion for Women over 50.

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No 5 of course” – Marilyn Munroe

Now that’s decadence with a HINT of luxury!

Coco Chanel: was renowned for her immaculate style, two piece suits, quilted handbags, pearls and chic dresses. Karl Lagerfeld stated “. Coco always borrowed from the boys. She took their jackets, and made them into uniforms for women.” The House of Chanel is still as successful today. Why is that? Coco Chanel left a legacy, her designs were classic pieces that stood the test of time.

She was a true style icon of her time. Other iconic women amongst others would be: Audrey Hepburn, we associate her with the ultimate little black dress and elbow length evening gloves. Jackie (Kennedy) Onassis, she adopted the sophisticated style of Chanel, with her suits, slim fitting dresses and pillar box hats.

My point being here is about elegance, dressing well and looking chic. Just because we maybe 50 plus does not mean to say we are ‘over the hill’. Sack cloth and ashes should be reserved for biblical characters.

So ladies, rise up! Let us now go to our closets and be ruthless! Give to charity anything that you have not worn for 2 years. Then, let’s go shopping. Are you ready for this?

But first: A little research.

What are your best features?

We are going to make the best of them all.

What is your lifestyle like? Do you socialize much? Are you going on vacation soon? Is there a special occasion coming up?

Do you have a budget? If so (most of us do) what is it and how are we going to make the best of your budget?

Who do you admire in the fashion industry? Who’s style do you want to emulate? Better still create your own style.

What are the things you would like to change? For Example Hair – color and cut.

A professional stylist can work wonders and take years off you. Go to a stylist such as Vidal Sassoon/ Toni & Guy or a recommended top stylist for advice.

Next; Spa Treatment

As a minimum invest in a regular manicure and pedicure. Treat yourself every so often to a facial or massage. You could ask your family to buy vouchers for you for your birthday or special occasions. Money well spent.

Healthy living.

It is really essential that we all look at our diet and eat healthier. There is an obesity problem worldwide, it is so important that we look after ourselves. It is not just the mortality aspects, but morbidity too. Look at the consequences – diabetes, heart disease, circulatory problems.

A healthy diet, high in anti-oxidants, regular daily amounts of fruit, vegetables and protein. Minimize carbohydrates and fats. Drink more water. Take some exercise, walking even a little everyday doesn’t cost anything and you will certainly feel the benefits to your body and your skin.

Look after your skin, avoid the sun especially on your face or make sure you have a moderate SPF lotion. Moisturise day and night. Our bodies will inevitably change over time, we cannot stop the aging process, but we can make the best of it.

Are you ready to go shopping?

Look at your underwear. Thongs are out! Go for well-fitting knickers, Spanx, or full pants are so sexy and comfortable. It is important that you have the right underwear to give your shape definition, this is essential to make your clothes hang properly. Our breast shape and density changes after childbirth and after menopause, so get measured professionally.. Try on a shirt over the bra before you purchase it. You will see then the overall shape it gives you. Move around a little. Make sure you are not spilling over the top of the bra cup.

NEXT:

Keep in mind what you want to buy. For example: day wear, holiday wear, evening wear, or essential pieces for your wardrobe?

Don’t be tempted by sale or closeout items if it is not what you went out to shop for. Just because this evening dress was $500 and is it now $90! What a bargain? Not so if it becomes a ‘wardrobe filler’ and is never worn. Believe me we have all made that mistake.

Stores have personal shoppers, so use them to assist you. However, have the confidence to say no, if you are not happy with the style of the clothes chosen.

Don’t be afraid though, to come out of your comfort zone. The tendency is; if you wear ‘baggy’ casual or colorless clothes you will go for the same. Think out of the box. Think chic, think stylish, think flattering. Think of your style icon. What is it you want to achieve?

Full Figured Woman’s Fashion Independence

Some people view a full figured woman as being less competent, less intelligent than a thin woman. But a full figured woman is a valuable person with a lot to give her family, friends, and community. When a woman realizes and accepts that fact, she will be a much happier person.
The essence of a woman is not her looks; it’s an attitude, flair, a presence. The way a woman carries herself says to the world what she thinks of herself. This study is not written about dieting to change your life style. It is to help you find the YOU inside yourself that you may not have discovered yet, and to help you make the most of what you can be. Many full figured women seem to be masters at mediocrity, spending time buying, dressing and looking the way they are expected to. You may feel stuck where you are, but you can change, and making changes is the only way to accomplish what you want. It is my sincere wish that I can help you master the art of ‘Fashion Independence’, and that you will enjoy every moment of the experience of accomplishing it.

Do you know your ‘Clothing Personality’? We all have one, but many of us don’t know how to identify it. That’s what this study is all about. Helping women come to terms with who they are, and making the best of themselves in a ‘fashion sense’. As you read, you will begin to see yourself in one or another of the ‘Personalities’, and hopefully learn to make the most of what your have to work with.

A few years ago a study was made that found the impact we make on each other depends 55% on how we look and behave, 38% on how we speak, and 7% on what we say. So if you expect someone to believe you are successful, creative, approachable or whatever, your image must say this before you even open your mouth! If your image conflicts with your message, you will have a huge chore getting the right message across.

At some point in our life, we all have to look at ourselves and make hard decisions about who we are and what we really look like. That’s the hard part. Facing reality…admitting we have those extra pounds that make us ‘Full Figured’. For some of us, there’s no struggle with the admitting, we just look down and there is this big body we have to deal with every day. And the best way to deal with it is to make the most of what you have! Just because your body isn’t ‘Ideal’ doesn’t mean you can’t look perfect.
Start with an honest look at yourself in a full length mirror. Stand in your bra and panties. It may not be a pretty site, but you can see everything that make you…you. I have to say at this point that you need a good bra to begin with. I know personally there is nothing sexy about support bras, or what I call ‘Industrial Strength Bras’. They are not light and lacy or very fancy, but if you need a support bra, and don’t wear one, no matter how nicely you are dressed, it really takes away from the look of being well dressed. There is nothing sexy about a large busted woman with her breast hanging nearly to her waist! It’s fine to wear lacy undies in the bedroom, because you don’t need support in bed. But being all loose and floppy can ruin the effect of an outfit you spent good money on!

Now, look at your body. Is your neck long, short or average? Are your shoulders square, or sloped or just rounded: are they wide or narrow? Is your bust average in proportion to the rest of your body: or small or large: are your breasts close together or far apart?

How about your midriff? Is it one continuous line from your bust to the top of your legs? And what about your hips-round, or flat? Your legs, are they longer from the knee to the hip; or longer from knee to the ankle? Or are they average?

You need to learn how your body features can help you arrive at the best look for you. The sooner you understand and accept your body type, the happier you will be. Trying to wear boy-cut clothes when your figure is shaped like an hourglass can result in disappointment. You will look your best when you dress to enhance what you are instead of trying to be what you are not. Make the most of your uniqueness!
Part 2 will be ‘Fashion Personalities’.

Spring Fashion Trends for the Plus

Many of you may still be freezing from the cold weather that is still outside. You may not even want to talk about spring right now, but believe it or not, it is only a short time away. This is the time to begin thinking about what you will wear in the spring; especially if you are full-figured woman. As with anything in the fashion world, nothing is ever new. Most trends are just reinvented, repeated or reprocessed from the past. It is time to get excited about the upcoming season and the current trends; some of which you may already have in your closet.

Many people are already in the planning stage when it comes to their wardrobe. Spring is the time when you will take off the layers of clothing you wore in the winter months to show off your body that has been concealed underneath for so long. So I encourage you to start shopping right away. You can incorporate some of these suggestions below to acquire your spring outfits.

1. The Crop top
Yes, that’s what you heard. Crop Tops, honey! Many people think that crop tops are only for women with thin waists. Plus-sized women with a little thickness in their midsections are not exempt. You can rock the crop top as well and even surprise yourself. You better believe that and don’t let anyone tell you differently. You just have to know how to wear it. You don’t have to show your whole midriff, but you can reveal a little belly skin at the upper part of your waistline and be still relaxed and confident. How? You can wear a high-waist bottom such as a shorts, pair of pants or skirt. You seriously won’t go wrong with this. If you don’t feel comfortable this way, then you can add a tank top below the crop top and call it a day.

2. All White Colors
Yes, from your head to your toe in white. The all-white look is taking its correct place in the fashion world and designers like Vera Wang and Roberto Cavalli are adding this to their spring collection. In the recent past, we have seen an overload of bright neon and blocked colored styles; so much so that I think we have forgotten how nice and crisp we can look in a white ensemble. Don’t think about what the fashion trend critiques think. You can look absolutely amazing in white too even if you are a plus-size.

3. Appealing Peplum
Directly from the 1980s comes the peplum look. It has been around for several months, but fits in nicely with the spring season. From peplum tops to peplum skirts, you can look fabulous. It brings out the chicness in you and for a plus-sized woman; it hides those curves that you don’t want seen. You can wear the peplum dress in a solid color or in a colorful animal print. You have varied choices because this piece will always be appealing no matter what.

4. Floral, Ruffles and Stripes
Floral designs are always going to be associated with spring. It gives you a girly feeling and a feminine look. For the plus-size woman, you can wear floral in a pant suit or a blazer. Floral is a definite must-have for spring. Stripes are going to be the in-thing for the entire year of 2013. You can wear stripes in dresses, rompers, tops, skirts and blazers. They help to give the impression of a trimmer you and will give your body its balanced appearance. During the 1980s, it was somewhat fashionable to dress in blocks of color. Well, you can bet that it is back in the fashion rotation. Dressing in blocks of color will preclude anyone from concentrating on just one section of your body. However, your color block outfit should depend on the kind of weather you are dealing with.

Last, but not least, you should anticipate that plus size retailers will overwork ruffles this spring. I personally love ruffled tops and a playful ruffled hemmed dress, so I will be enthusiastic about stealing some new pieces at good prices. These are the trends to expect this spring 2013. With these, you will remain stylish and current.