The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. It must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her. ~Madeleine Vionnet

Nordstrom Look A
I feel great!! 

We have talked a lot lately about the way clothes fit. We have vented with frustration that more designers do not understand how to dress a curvy woman. But, ladies, we still have some power in our hands. I spent the majority of my overweight life wearing oversized clothing….under, the misconception that I looked better if I was in a sack…go figure. As I think about it now, I just do not know how I bought into that delusion.

The truth is…if we will have the courage to wear clothes that follow the lines of our body, as the above quote says, and actually feel the clothing we wear, then we look thinner and sexier. Oversized clothing is a way of hiding and it will feed someone who is depressed and desires to hide. I know…I’ve done it!

While in Nordstrom’s on Friday, I tried on a couple of the cute, trendy knit jackets on today’s market. You can see the difference between picture A at the top of the post and picture B here:

Nordstrom Look B:
Cute, but the jacket adds pounds.  The shirt underneath
fit well and needed no jacket!

While the jacket is cute, it is way too oversized and going down a size would not make a difference. Today’s post and the one I will do tomorrow are my way of encouraging those of you still hiding, to come out! Once you see the reflection in the mirror, you will not want to wear mostly oversized clothing again. Embrace those curves!! Come by tomorrow and meet a designer who understands curvy women and fits them beautifully.

Don’t be afraid to wear clothes that touch
your curves…it’s fun!!
Sweater & Blouse: Lane Bryant
Capris: Talbots
Shoes: Stein Mart

As Always, Accessories make an outfit!!!

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