One dress, three looks

  I played around with Polyvore again and found this blue dress, which is similar to one I own. These examples show how you can take any piece in your wardrobe and make it look completely different by changing jacket, shoes and accessories. This kind of dress is easy to find and it fits every body shape. By adjusting the belt, you make the most of yours. If you haven't got a waist, belt it under your bust. If you have a waist, belt it around there. Try to find a dress that hugs your figure instead of being too loose. Except when your shoulders are broader than your hips. In that case get a bigger one and create a ruched effect around the waist, so the bottom part looks wider. Take a bigger belt and wear it right under your bust. A bit like on the picture, but don't be shy with it. The more frill on the bottom, the more balanced and hourglassy you will look. The length depends on your height. If you are tall, you can wear any length. Ankle length or right above the knee will fit shorter girls best.  
Expensive and elegant combined with sleek black items

Expensive and elegant - combined with sleek black items

Dressed down in brown. Still chic but more relaxed

Dressed down in brown. Still chic but more relaxed

Another kind of elegant combined with rose gold and light beige

Another kind of elegant - combined with rose gold and beige

Late Summer finds

Summertime! The temperatures in London are around 25C, mostly sunny. Not an excellent Summer, but who wants to melt in 40C when you have a day job to do and a life to live? I have 2 outfit ideas for you, involving kaftan-tunics, I hope you like them.  
Jeans and flower tunic

Jeans and flower tunic. This style looks good on every body

City chic in turquoise, warmed up with dark red. Suits every body

City chic in turquoise, warmed up with dark red. Suits every body

Skip 10 years of unhappiness

Pretty plus size model found on plusmodelmagazine. tumblr.com

Pretty plus size model found on plusmodelmagazine. tumblr.com

I just found and re-tumbled this picture. Her figure reminds me of mine, 20 years ago. Isn't she beautiful? If you are bigger, flabbier or older, chances are you would love to have her figure. Believe it or not, there are many women out there who will say the same about your body! 10 years from now you will look at pictures of yourself and think "What the heck was my problem?" Why don't you just skip 10 years of self-hate, low self-esteem and mental torture and love yourself exactly how you are right now! You are beautiful, in this moment. Exactly as you are. <3

Easy peasy no more squeezy

Embracing your curves is one thing. Flaunting all bulgy bits is another. If you are more in and out in different places than smoothly curved, here is a trick for you that doesn't involve plastic-polyester intestine-squeezing combat spanks. Just layer it up nicely. Wear undies that go over your tummy and not squash the sides. Pair them with thin leggings and a figure hugging cami-dress and add your top layer whatever dress. Job done!
before layering

before layering

after layering

after layering

top layer - smoothness galore

top layer - smoothness galore

More tricks to get into the hourglass groove

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© Rokonsan
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We all come in different shapes and sizes. The most sexy one is the hourglass shape, no matter if you are slim or chubby. It means bust and hips are about the same size with a nice defined waist. There are cheats to fake this bodyshape, even if you are not naturally blessed with it.

If you are bottom heavy, use these cheats:

- Add bulk to the top buy wearing puffy sleeves, ruffles and fur collars. - Draw attention to your upper body with statement necklaces and scarfs - Wear bright colours or printed tops, shirts and jumpers - Avoid all tips for top heavy

If you are top heavy:

- Wear ruffled skirts which add bulk to your bottom half. The thinner your legs, the shorter the skirt - Wear wide trousers, pockets on the bottom, cargo style pants, patterned jeans, all that jazz - If you have big boobs, wear v-neck everything, it elongates the neck. Very flattering! - Avoid all tips for bottom heavy

 If you are hourglass I am so jealous! ;)

What can I say? You have got it, girl! If you add bulk to the top, do something similar to the bottom. Generally for you: As figure hugging as possible. Pencil skirts, tailored blouses and shirts are perfect for your shape.

If you don't fit any of these shapes ...

... because you don't really have a defined waist, choose tops that have a "built in" waist like wrap tops. You can also create one by using a belt under your bust or below (wherever you are smallest) and go from there. (If you are top heavy after creating a waist use top heavy tips, if you are bottom heavy use the bottom heavy tips). Easy peasy! Here are some examples to click through. I used the image title so you know what's for what shape. All found @ Asos.com. More hourglass magic.

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