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1.27.2014

Introducing....Big and Tall (for women)







Top: J. Crew Factory, old but really like this one - Vest: Old Navy(in-store)similar herePlus size available here - Pants: Gap, but these are way cute - Heels: Zara, old similar here - Bracelet: Sira & Mara, real deal here, similar here - Necklace: J. Crew, Factory version here

Well, well. I'm here. I'm alive. And I totally did not keep up with blogging last week Sorry!! No excuses. Let's get down to business.
I've been asked by a few friends to incorporate a "Big and Tall" version for women. I'll try to explain every now and then how the outfits I post can be tweeked so a Big and Tall woman can wear it. Like that? I thought so. I understand that every woman has different shapes so I'll try to cater to that, too. Let's get started:

The Pants:
Let's face it. If you're on the plus size, you probably haven't taken a second thought about wearing these bad boys, but you should. Find a fun print that you love. Even these horizontal stripes. The key to it is staying away from skinny cropped and sticking to slim or flared crop. The more the flare at the bottom, totally the better. The flare will keep your eye centered on your body rather than a skinny that will automatically draw the eye to your feet, therefore grounding your weight and height too much. Make sense??

The Top:
I have to be honest: You can't zip the vest! You just can't. Wear a billowy or longer slim top that goes at or just below your hips (no shorter than that!!) Layer the vest on top and flip the collar. Zipping the vest, in most cases, would actually accentuate the chest/stomach area. And if you're 'blessed' up there it just wouldn't be pretty. I totally recommend the vest, just keep it unzipped and it'll look gorg on you.

Shoes:
 Don't fret! Shoes with this outfit are relatively easy. The need to be open-toed, though. I understand it's hard for some women to wear some 4''+ heels, but wedges are always an easier option. Try these. They're a great option with just enough height to make the outfit look more polished but not too high to make you seem like a giant. Try to steer clear of straps that buckle around your ankle. It cuts it off and, again, draws your eye down. Stick with the wedges or sandals with a little height that buckle before the ankle. Make sense?

Hope this helps someone! I'll be sure to do more in-depth posts on "Big and Tall" women if you enjoyed this little preview. :) 
Have a great week, my loves!!

->Ashley

1 comment:

  1. This is such a helpful post! I'm learning to embrace who I am and learning how to dress my body is the key to that! I'm an "in between" kind of girl, not quite plus sized but not quite a "regular" size. I always enjoy reading the best way to complient what God has given me!

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Thank you for your sweet words and encouragement. They mean a lot to me! :)