Tag Archives: Curvy Apple shape

LBD dress – five ways to wear it this spring

Wondering how to dress between the winter/spring season?  Stylist Amy Salinger gives innovative ideas on how to combine the little black dress in your closet with some unique pairings to brighten up your winter/spring wardrobe.  See the video One Dress, Five Ways To Wear It.

Brushstroke ‘retro’ dress, front-ruffle shrug, and spanx are classics that work

'retro' dress, black shrug

Anne looks great and is comfortable in this cream/black/brown brushstroke patterned ‘Retro’ dress.  Brand is Olivia Matthews, and she found it at Ross Dress For Less.  The dress has an included skinny black belt, cap sleeves, pleated scoop neck with keyhole opening and black button detail.  The back-zip 40’s/50’s era shape has a fitted bodice and straight skirt with darts.

The black front-ruffle shrug is polyester, Dress Barn brand, and Anne found it at Goodwill.  The elbow length sleeves compliment the shrugs’ over-all length, where the shrug curves up in the front and dips down in the back to a peplum finish.

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Curvy girl suit coat and skirt

Great shapes and colors for a curvy girl!  The color black is great both for it’s versatility (it never goes out of style) as well as it’s ability to go with nearly every other color.  Anne seeks out fresh little details, and has found a goldmine in this dressy suitcoat by Lane Bryant.  It’s in her traditional black, and is made of a poly/rayon/spandex material.  A peplum accents the waist, single breasted 3 hooks in front instead of buttons add a freshness, the deep ‘V’ collar is slenderizing, and the shaping darts front and back keep this suit working her curves instead of hiding them.

The black floor length trumpet skirt is also Continue reading