Friday, October 20, 2017

Dressing the Petite Plus Size Apple #9...style outfits to suit your shape!

 
As a Petite Plus sized Apple shape, I have to accept the limitations of my size and height.
 
Seen below is my new Summer Nautical flavoured dress, styled as it is everywhere, with a denim jacket, flip flops, dark lipstick, and statement necklace. Nothing wrong with that, right?
 
Well...no. BUT it makes me look shorter, fatter, older, and rounder than I already am...lol!
 
 
Look at it here below, styled with nude wedges, bright lipstick, bright jacket that sits below the hips to add length to my torso, a sterling silver heirloom pendant, and orange clutch.
 
There's a difference, isn't there.

 
I think this look makes me look taller, more youthful, happier, healthier, more glowing, and slightly more slender, than the denim jacket version.
 
Lesson learned. Slim young things can wear the t-shirt dress-denim jacket-flipflop look.
 
I however, cannot, and should not. Not any more.
 
I need a column of colour centre front to slim my frame. I need a long, good quality pendant to add length and class to my ensemble. I need nude heels to lengthen my legs and add height to my silhouette. I need bright colours to take a few years off my age.
 
I know what to do. It's interesting, isn't it?
 
What do you think? Which look do you prefer?
 
...Mimi...

15 comments:

  1. You are right, Mimi. Good choice. I don't own one dress but do have a few skirts that I wear in summer. I find dresses uncomfortable but you look good in yours.

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    1. Thanks Chel. This whole dressing for your shape thing has really opened my eyes. I always imagined my denim jacket was a youthful look, and I guess it is in terms of 'fashion'. But in terms of what suits ME, perhaps not. Interesting, eh? Mimi xxx

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  2. You're looking good, Mimi!!!!!
    Regards,
    Rachel

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    1. Rachel, you're so sweet ;-) Mimi xxx

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  3. Mmm yes the orange jacket definitely makes you look slimmer and smarter. Well done. Janiebabe

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    1. Janie, yes...Denim one trendy for sure...orange one definitely more flattering. Now I just have to learn to roll my jacket sleeves a la Francais, and I'll be right ;-) Mimi xxx

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  4. I completely agree about the orange jacket outfit. It looks great on you and very 'put together'! Now, where's your husband taking you to show you off?! ;)

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    1. Lol Debby...we were off to lunch, so mission accomplished! Mimi xxx

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  5. When I looked at the photo with the orange jacket my eye was drawn to the lovely jacket first. When I looked at the one with the denim jacket my eye was drawn to the dress first. Very interesting the way colour draws your eye. I think you will get a lot of wear (therefore value) out of your orange jacket.

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    1. That's an interesting observation, thanks! Yes that's true for sure, and I guess the jacket being the more 'flattering' silhouette, that's probably the aim. Without the jacket, that style of dress is not such a good idea for my frame. Thanks for your comment! Mimi xxx

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  6. That looks great, Mimi! Just as an experiment (and being rather 'vertically challenged' myself) I grabbed a long necklace and added it to my rather unflattering jeans and t-shirt combination. It really did seem to elongate and slim me. So simple, but effective. I think I will now be seeing what jackets are lurking in my wardrobe and playing dress-up! Thanks for the inspiration. X Tracy in the UK

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    1. Yes, we vertically challenged ladies have a whole different set of issues, style-wise, don't we Tracy! I couldn't agree more on the long necklace idea. Any detail that adds a long and lean look to our outfit, is a positive. It's amazing what a difference a necklace can make! Thanks for stopping by. Mimi xxx

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  7. It's amazing what the coloured, longer jacket does to your figure, Mimi. So interesting what one can do with the right pieces in the wardrobe.

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    1. Kim, it' a lesson in the power of optical illusion, isn't it! So nice to see you! Love, Mimi xxx

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  8. Mimi the orange jacket looks absolutely beautiful on you. It is a longer length than the denim one and that plus your gorgeous nude shoes lift that dress from beachy casual to very smart. I think the denim jacket is too cropped on you Mimi, the longer length is so flattering. Looks great with the striped navy dress xxx

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