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Flatter that Full-Figure!

09/10/2012

Attention to all the full-figured ladies out there! This fashion show is all for you.

Fashion analyst Aleah Connect stopped by to show us how to look fabulous and show off your curves with affordable and on-trend pieces.

For more tips from Aleah Connect, visit www.aleahconnect.com

THE TREND: Wrap Dress and The Color Burgundy

Aleah Says: What's great about wrap dresses is that they conceal your most sensitive areas: arms, midsection and thighs while playing up your best assets - cleavage and toned legs. Deep V-necks will always elongate your neckline, flatter your chest, and call attention to your waistline (smallest part of your body!).

Clothing from Marshall's:
-Red V-Neck ruched wrap dress, $29.99
-Peep toe pumps, $39.00

THE TREND: Stripes & Color blocking
Aleah Says: Looser dresses allow us to have more fun with prints and textures because the garment won't cling to our bodies. It's billowy nature takes shape of its own, rather than calling attention to any 'trouble spots.' Larger horizontal stripes need to have cooler tones because they naturally add width to your frame. Darker tones minimize volume and the waist belt adds definition, which gives this look harmony. Try for a nude pump -- elongates the leg -- it continues your leg down so they look longer!

Clothing from TJ Maxx:
- Blue /Green color blocked shift dress w/ matching Belt, $39.99
- Nude glossy pumps, $39.99
- Deep green and blue teardrop earrings, $9.99
- Vintage inspired jewel tone bracelet, $29.99
- Mustard envelope clutch w/ stud detailing, $19.99

THE TREND: Animal Print
Aleah Says: You want to wear classic cuts when trying this trend. Animal prints are naturally risqué, so we tame it's fiery appeal with subtle silhouettes and colors, like this traditional pencil skirt and these conventional black separates.

Clothing from Vive La Femme:
-Animal print pencil skirt, $65
-Black sleeveless scoop neck top with peplum lining, $65
-Black cropped cardigan, $65
- Red wrap, $34
- Black side strap bootie, $19.99

THE TREND: Printed Pants & Jewel Tones
Aleah Says: Avoid pants with large prints as they will exaggerate your lower half. Look for pants with a high waist, slim fit at the hip and thighs with no pleating and a slight boot cut are most slenderizing because they offer control, support and weight at the hemline to balance your proportions.

Clothing from Eloquii by The Limited:
-Fuchsia top w/ Keyhole, $50
-Black/White print cotton pant, $60
-Black/White Print blazer, $129
-Silver Crystal Bangle, $29.90
-Silver cuff, $24.90
-Black pumps, $79

THE TREND: Graphic Prints
Aleah Says: If you are petite avoid large patterns as they have the tendency to overwhelm your body. Smaller prints are always more figure flattering than larger prints. Structured, slightly fitted pencil skirts minimize thighs and raise your waistline to bring the attention away from your midsection and towards the narrowest part of your ribcage. This effect also adds a couple of inches to your lower half, which makes your legs look longer, and your overall body leaner. Remember wearing a lighter color on top will also draw the eye upwards, and add a few precious inches to your frame. Dark colors on the bottom will minimize shapelier hips and thighs  sculpting your lower half. Bright colors on top will add structure to your upper body and balance your proportions.

Clothing from Eloquii by The Limited:
-Black/White print sleeveless top, $55
-High Waist pencil skirt, $65
-Turquoise collarless blazer, $119
-Long sterling silver pendant necklace, $29.90
-Sterling Silver crystal studs, $16.50
-Mustard Suede Pumps, $98.00

For more great looks from Eloquii by The Limited, visit www.eloquii.com/

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