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4 Comments

  1. k-t
    March 7, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    I have a styling request for you. As an apple-ish shape with a large chest, no discernible waist, narrow hips, borderline petite, and a short torso, I really struggle with how to belt a dress. I recently acquired a blue sweater dress (BR, no longer available) that just seems so perfect for the transition to spring, but for it to fit in the bust and shoulders, it is baggy in the waist and hips. Should the belt be loose, hang on my hips, and dip in front (late 80s style)? Snug at the natural waist, a la What Not to Wear? How wide of a belt? High or low contrast with the dress? Where should the extra fabric be gathered under the belt? I feel like I missed an entire semester of how to dress myself. The tutorials I’ve found all seem to feature size 0 tall hourglass figures and that just doesn’t translate to my body type. Thanks so much!!!!

    • March 7, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Honestly, it sounds as though the dress should be tailored. A belt isn’t meant to cinch in a waist for a dress like that. However, if you wish to do a belt, there are no steadfast rules any more. For a heavy weight like a sweater I find a thicker belt or a hip belt best to be able to manage the fabric well. As for location, right below the ribcage for a wide belt to emphasize your smallest area, or hanging on the hips to elongate your torso.

  2. Natalia
    March 7, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    Hi Alison,
    I read your post about sleepwear for a large bust and was interested in Two Figs products but can’t find their website or where I can check it out and maybe order.. Please let me know if you have any current info. Thank you!
    Natalia

    • March 7, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Hi Natalia, unfortunately the company went out of business.

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