Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Play Up Your Shape: Look Your Best In A Sundress!

Happy Tuesday!!! :D

Okay, first off, *Spoiler Alert* Pretty Little Liars fans, how crazy was the summer finale???!!!
I can't believe Toby's in on it! I'm still trying to convince myself that he's only trying to protect Spencer... I think I am now going to have some serious trust issues, haha! ;)

Anyways, a lot of you are probably sick of hearing all about Pretty Little Liars (Toby is currently trending on Twitter, haha!)
So, let's talk fashion. ;)

Play Up Your Shape! Look Your Best in a Sundress!
These summer staples are cute and easy!
Here's how to get the perfect style for your body...


During the summer, if I'm not wearing shorts, I'm wearing a dress. I basically live in shorts and dresses when it's hot, haha! But, even though summer is about to end, it doesn't hurt to figure out the perfect style for our body. :D

FIT & FLARE: Choose a dress that skims -- instead of squeezes -- your waist and upper body. This style can be great for creating an hourglass shape, but if it's too tight, it will make you appear bigger than you really are.

SHIFT: Stick to a style that's above the knee without being too flouncy or supershort -- especially if it's white, it can look like a nightgown.

BANDED-WAIST: Look for a band that hits at the smallest part of your middle. If it's too high, it can throw off your proportions and make you seem thick-waisted.


Here are some dresses from Forever21:

Fit & Flare -

Leaf Print Fit & Flare Dress ($24.80)/ Lace Fit & Flare Dress ($24.80)/ Striped Fit & Flare Dress ($22.80)

Shift -

Pleated Shift Dress ($19.80)/ Color Blocked Shift Dress ($19.80)/ Pleated Shift Dress with Belt ($24.80)

Banded-Waist -

Flounced Floral Print Dress ($19.80)/ Flounced & Lace Trimmed Dress ($22.80)/ Flounced Surplice Dress ($19.80)

I love to wear Fit & Flare and Banded-Waist dresses...

What about you? Which of these three styles is your favorite?

I hope you are all having a lovely week so far! :)

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42 comments:

  1. Great dresses! Very modern and trendy!
    Love them all! Have a great week doll!
    Xoxo
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.blogspot.com

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    1. yay, glad you love them all! have a great week too! :)

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  2. Gorgeous selections!
    Love the shift dresses!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. I like the one Liv Tyler is wearing, so cute :)

    another day to wander

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    1. i can imagine you rocking something like it. :)

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  4. I LOVE the look of shift dresses; however I tend to go more for banded-waist styles - I find that they are more flattering on me as I'm short! :P

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    1. i'm petite too and i totally agree with you! :)

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  5. i definitely like a dress with a waist in it so that it isn't too shapeless. cute post!

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    1. yup, you're so right! and thanks, glad you think so! :)

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  6. ah i love them all! i just watched PLL and i actually gasped out loud when they shown toby, like you i think he's just protecting spencer - i hope anyway! xx

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    1. haha, yes, i hope so too! ;) and i kind of had a feeling about toby, but nooooooo, it's so sad for spencer! :/

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  7. i still can't believe it's toby!! no!!!!

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  8. the fit and flare style is my fave too

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  9. Cute dresses!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  10. I love sundresses and fit and flare styles are my favourites.

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  11. Nothing beats a lovely sundress, and men like girls who wear them xoxo

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  12. i love sundresses and hate to see summer go because that means putting away my beautiful summer dresses :-(

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    1. yup, so true! another reason i love living in california = i can still wear them for another 2 months or so. :)

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  13. This post has made me depressed because my summer holidays are over :( I love the sundresses xx

    www.thesequincinderella.com

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  14. wahh love this post mimi!! i especially love that the blue floral dress you picked in the last column that one is SOOO SO cute i'm so tempted to get it hahahah

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    1. yay, glad you love it, lisa! and i think that dress would go well with a lot of your shoes! :D

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  15. I wish I had seen this earlier! Summer is over now. But yeah, I'll keep this link for future reference!

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    1. yes, this will come in handy! ;)

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  16. I like dresses that flare out and shifts can be cool too as long as you don't look to boxy. thanks for visiting my blog and you have some great advice here. I've been living in linen to survive the heat.

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    1. you're very welcome! thanks for stopping by! :D

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  17. Hey Mimi, I love sundresses, especially the floral and bright color ones.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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    1. hi jo! :) i love florals and bright colors too! :)

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  18. PLL was crazy! Can't believe it was Toby, I love him! :/
    But anywhoo, loving this post, girl! I love fit and flair dresses! :]

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    1. i knoooow, i love toby too! :/ and thanks, glad you love it! :)

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  19. I like banded-waist dresses! =)

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  20. i absolutely love all kinds of dresses. (as long as it looks flattering.) i wear dresses left and right during the summer. it's just really easy to throw on. plus, it's really comfy.

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    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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    1. i totally agree with you! i love dresses too! :D

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