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What started with reader emails has become one of the most popular topics on Wardrobe Oxygen. “Ask Allie” is a feature on Wardrobe Oxygen where popular DC style blogger, Alison Gary, answers reader questions about fashion, styling, how to wear the latest trends, and more. Use the Contact page to submit your questions and you never know, it may be the subject of the next “Ask Allie”!

The Best Suiting for Curvy Women
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The Best Suiting for Curvy Women

A reader recently emailed me asking for work suiting advice.  She is looking for a power suit but has a curvy shape.  She wanted to know if I had any suggestions on where to find a great suit: I am an architect and work in a design field of mostly…

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IMO: The Best Bras for Large Busts
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IMO: The Best Bras for Large Busts

I recently shared a list of the best wireless bras and at the end of it, I mentioned that while I own wireless bras, I still am most comfortable in an underwire bra. I wear in general, a 36F.  Sometimes a 38, sometimes a G or a DDD, it depends…

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Ori Plus-Size Jumpsuit Review
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Ori Plus-Size Jumpsuit Review

Every time I scroll through social media it seems I see influencers wearing Ori, ads for Ori, women in Facebook groups discussing Ori.  What is Ori?  It’s a line of plus-size soft, comfy, and versatile wardrobe essentials. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and made in small batches and some are…

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What We’ve Bought from Black-Owned Businesses
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What We’ve Bought from Black-Owned Businesses

Today is Blackout Day 2020, which is being discussed and promoted on social media with the hashtag #BlackoutDay2020.  This article from Complex breaks down Blackout Day. To show the buying power of Black people, as well as other minotiries and their allies, they will not spend any money in the…

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The Best Wireless Bras for our New Normal
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The Best Wireless Bras for our New Normal

After months at home, many need to return to their places of work. It’s a switch of mindset, and a switch of wardrobe.  We can’t go to the office in pajamas (well most of us can’t), but we can find ways to change our perceptions of what is workwear, what…

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Cloth Face Masks Review
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Cloth Face Masks Review

The need to wear face masks isn’t going away any time soon.  Just because the world is over covid doesn’t mean covid is over.  It is proven that if everyone wears a face mask, the chance of spreading is reduced drastically.  I have been purchasing a lot of face masks…

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How Does One Get the Polished Look?
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How Does One Get the Polished Look?

How does one get the polished look? This, and different variations of this question show up in my keywords in my blog analytics on a daily basis. It seems that most women are searching for the Holy Grail of style instead of working on those spreadsheets or proposals at work! …

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Shopping Hits & Misses, J. Crew Edition
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Shopping Hits & Misses, J. Crew Edition

Right now I am on a spending… I wouldn’t say freeze but a serious reduction. With so many brands coming out with concerning business practices I am hesitant. I am looking to work with what I have, and when I do need to shop, to do some research before I…

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