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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”!

Where to Find Petite Clothes Over Size 10
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Where to Find Petite Clothes Over Size 10

I don’t always need a petite-sized garment, but it does help especially when it’s a blazer or dress.  However, most retailers stop their petite offerings (if they even provide them) at a size 10.  That makes absolutely no sense considering the average American woman is 5’3″ and a size 16/18!…

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Talbots Friends & Family – My Picks
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Talbots Friends & Family – My Picks

Talbots’ Friends & Family event has started with 40% off your entire purchase with promo code FRIENDS. On top of this, Talbots is offering free shipping on all orders over $150. I am a big fan of Talbots; I appreciate their extensive size range (straight, petite, tall, plus, and plus…

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Swimsuits for Large Busts: 2019 Reviews
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Swimsuits for Large Busts: 2019 Reviews

If you’re like many women, myself included, summer seems to have suddenly arrived and you’re not prepared.  Oh gosh, the pool is open, the beach trip is scheduled and you need a swimsuit!  Well,  I have you covered with a review of 12 different swimsuits for large busts in a…

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The Best Summer Bra from Soma
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The Best Summer Bra from Soma

My favorite bra is a molded cup balconette. It lifts my bust, provides shape and modesty, and is smooth and invisible under my clothes. However, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than a molded cup bra during a DC summer. It’s hot, it’s so humid, and my bra becomes a sponge collecting…

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DUBGEE by Whoopi Review
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DUBGEE by Whoopi Review

Have you heard of DUBGEE, a new clothing line by Whoopi Goldberg? The concept is great – clothing for everyone.  No number sizes, from XS to 3X, clothing that is comfortable and made so you won’t feel bad about anything in your closet. Quality, comfort, versatility, and timeless.  I loved…

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How To Create Capsule Wardrobes
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How To Create Capsule Wardrobes

I often am asked how I get the inspiration for my capsule wardrobes.  I think how I figure out these capsule wardrobes may also help you create simpler wardrobes for yourself and benefit you when packing for a trip. Below I share how I create capsule wardrobes (while sharing some…

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: My Picks
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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: My Picks

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is here.  There are almost 300 pages in the Women’s Sale; I’ve done the work for you, went through them and curated what I think are the best deals, the best looking items, and the pieces that will have the most lasting style to get your…

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Dressing to Disguise a Belly in Summer
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Dressing to Disguise a Belly in Summer

I have a large stomach that can easily pass for being seven or more months pregnant if I let it hang out and do not camouflage. Wearing A-line garments is tricky because I inevitably get asked if I’m pregnant. My “uniform” is slacks, a fitted tee or shirt, and a…

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