Size is a number. Seriously. I’ve known far too many people who’ve gotten worked up about the size listed on the tag. It doesn’t matter. What matters is finding something that you like, that you’re comfortable wearing and that makes you look great. It’s not important if the size on the tag is a 2 or a 20. If you like it that’s all that counts. Why am I saying this? Because when I was shopping at Sears I tried on my new black dress in my normal size. It looked horrible. It was too short. It was too tight in the chest. It was not happening. I actually gave up, continued on my way and bought a different dress. But then I went back and decided to give that dress another shot. When I tried on the dress two sizes larger than what I normally wear I loved it. Why the dress was cut in a way that required me to buy two sizes bigger than normal I don’t know. And more importantly I don’t care. I like the dress and it fits. I’m not going to stress about a tag that I always cut out anyway. (Tags near my neck drive me a little crazy…)
So now that we know not to pay attention to tags what’s next? (OK, you should totally pay attention to price tags. There’s nothing worse than heading to the register and realizing what you picked up is not the price you thought it would be. But after that.) Show what you like. Hide what you don’t. Simple enough, right? I wear dresses all summer long and it can be a challenge to find cute summer dresses that you can actually wear with a bra. (Me without a bra? Not happening.) And even when you do find bra friendly dresses you sometimes still have that roll of sideboob thing happening because of the cut of the sleeve. That’s another thing I loved about my new black dress. It was sleeveless but was still made in a way that kept everything covered up that you would want covered up.
Everyone has some part of their body they love. If you don’t at least have a part of your body you love you should have a part of your body you like. And if you don’t have a part of your body you like you must have a part of your body you don’t hate. Whatever that part is, show it off. (Well, I suppose there are some parts that need to stay covered no matter how much you love them. But in general this applies.) For me? I don’t hate my legs. Most of the dresses I love are cut just above the knee. It allows me to show off the least dreaded part of my body and makes me look a little taller. (I’d love to be one of those super confident love me, love everything about me types of people. I’m not there. Yet.)
In addition to working what you got, work with things that work for you. A perfect example is adding a heel. I’m not talking six-inch stilettos here. I’m talking a few inches. Whatever you’re comfortable wearing. Heels always make your legs look better. Personally it’s a very rare occasion that I’m going to wear a heel higher than three inches. A not too high wedge is comfortable to wear and gives you all of the heel benefits of making you look taller and your legs look longer.
Of course I know some days only flats will do. If today is one of those days at least make the flats amazing.
Every look deserves a finishing touch. An outfit isn’t finished until you add the finishing touches. Not everyone loves a bold necklace, but always look for at least a few pieces of jewelry to help you sparkle.
The best part about everything? It all came from Sears. Every single thing. Head to toe. (OK, fine. I have in a bobby pin that I’m pretty sure didn’t come from Sears. But everything else.) That means it was affordable and it means I got points on Shop Your Way Rewards. Now that is style. You can see my entire shopping trips (yes, trips) in my Google + album.