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Here’s the shmeal… I have what is called an “apron tummy.” Basically a double tummy and bodycon designs aren’t always the most flattering on me. I normally wear my amazing compression garment (previously blogged) for these cuts/fit but what I’ve learned to do is SIZE UP!
This gorgeous giraffe print and cut is beautiful. The material is what is described as a “scuba” material which I have found to float over my lovely bumps and curves rather than cling to them as normal cotton material tends to do. I didn’t wear my compression garment and only wore my normal body slip as I wanted to be comfortable.
Now, to make a dress that is a size bigger look “fitted” I wear a large “corset” belt like this favorite red piece that I have in my collection from years of searching. The belt helps accent the smaller part of my torso that also brings together the extra material found in that area. With the added space my “apron tummy” isn’t accented and this style now works with my body instead of being a “con.” Ha! *Sorry, I haven’t seen this belt design available but if you leave a comment in this post I promise to update it with a link if I come across it.
The accent is the color RED! I love this color and it’s hard for me not to automatically reach for it when I wear any animal print. I decided on a classic makeup with onyx on my eye lids. My lips are a shiny red for added fun. I wore my platform stiletto red bow shoes that are from the “Rainbow Shop” sales that I believe were $10 or so. I did wear a large gold chain necklace but I forgot to set it in place for the shoot.
Measurements: 47 – 42 – 53 Height: 5’0
I’m wearing Size 20W but recommend a size down if you want a more fitted look. For myself If I were to buy this dress I’d just have it altered from the arms and shoulders for a perfect fit!
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Don’t be afraid to try new cuts and designs. Belts are a GREAT accessory to be creative and help gain the perfect fit that is personal to you and your body!