DRESS: New York & Company // EARRINGS: Charming Charlie // PURSE: Michael Kors (TjMaxx) // SHOES: Ralph Lauren (Marshalls)
I hope you're all having a great start to your Wednesday! This look is what I wore on Easter Sunday. I felt it was perfect because it just screams spring and as soon as I took it out of my spring/summer storage, I immediately thought of the orchid purse and shoes I've been wearing a ton these past few weeks. When I first got the purse, I really had no idea how often I would be wearing it. I mean, I knew I would get good use out of it, since that's the determining factor for all my purchases, but I didn't expect to wear it this much, lol!
You've heard me mention how much I love shift dresses, as they provide more options in wearing and styling them, since they don't have a shape of their own. In this case, and the majority of the times I wear this dress, I don't belt or cinch the waist because I don't want to take away from the beautiful design in the center, but it could certainly be done. It's also one of those styles that flatter every body shape, which I truly appreciate. Below are some similar styles of this dress that I would suggest for your shape! I am wearing the option for the either the pear or hourglass. The hourglass could also wear any of the other two dresses I included in the sets below.
I know what you apple shapes may be thinking, "Jalisa, you do realize that this has a huge print down the center of the stomach?" My answer is yes, you're right down the center. What makes this dress flattering for you is that the print is vertical not horizontal, which would otherwise add visual width to your body, making you appear larger. The fact the print extends downwards and then becomes horizontal towards the hips, will help slim and lengthen your upper body, while providing visual width or hips ;)
What makes this dress perfect for you rectangular shapes is that it has two very different sections that contrast, distinguishing the upper and lower portions of your body, which is key. This would also be a great option if you have a short torso, since the pattern part on the top extends longer than the sold pink on the bottom ;)
I hope you enjoyed today's post! Don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful self!
With lots of love,