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What I Wore: Black Cocktail Pantsuit

Fashion Advice Outfit Posts Winter Fashion

I'm striving to shop my own closet, find new lives for old clothes, and create more style with fewer items in my wardrobe.  I got this black cocktail pantsuit last winter as part of a campaign with Talbots.  Last year I was a size 16 and the suit fit relatively well.  I wore it for the post, and wore it to a holiday party that season with a black camisole.…

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My Lingerie Must-Haves: Bras, Panties, Shapewear, and More

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When I featured an off the shoulder sweater in a recent post there were a lot of comments on the blog, on Facebook, and by email… and they weren't about the sweater but what was I wearing underneath? As a full-figured woman, I'm not comfortable without a bra and there were no visible straps. Yes, I was wearing a strapless bra and a comfortable one at that! I've worn it…

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Ask Allie: All About Bras

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Dear Allie, I hope this doesn’t sound creepy but your bust looks great. What bra do you wear? My absolute favorite everyday bra is the Fantasie Underwire Smoothing T-Shirt bra. There’s a molded cup version, and a stretchy seamless cup version. I prefer the molded cup; it gives more support and prevents ‘headlights’. I always have two nude and two black in my drawer; I replace them every 6-12 months…

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Swimsuit Review: More Suits for a Large Bust and Soft Belly

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In the last swimsuit review post I ended seeming as though I didn’t find anything good. And then last weekend we took a trip to Rehoboth Beach and I knew I’d be spending time in an indoor pool and I was still without a suit so I kept the green tropical bikini. It was really my favorite, and I still loved it as I swam a couple laps, did handstands,…

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Swimsuit Review: Looking to Flatter my Large Bust and Soft Curves

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It's the time of year for buying swimsuits. Last year I decided to make do with what I had – my Lands' End paisley bikini and a turquoise halter one-piece that was gifted to me eons ago that is showing its wear. Bad move, Allie. While the bikini wasn't bad, my body has changed over the years and it's just not as cute as it was. And while I'm all…

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My Favorite Underpinnings

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When I was in my ‘20s, lingerie was chosen for its cute factor (or sexy factor). I had a drawer full of lacy frothy bras and slips of underwear, often in candy colors. As I have gotten older and my body has gotten softer, my lingerie drawer may not be as exciting, but I love it even more. Great underpinnings can really transform a figure, make clothing hang better, and…

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Swimwear for Large Busts and Soft Bellies

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Around this time of year, I am bombarded with reader questions on where to find swimwear to flatter their body. While one can find a triangle bikini anywhere from Walmart to Saks, it’s harder to find swimwear for a woman with curves. As a woman with a large bust and a soft tummy, I have a few recommendations for bathing suits that control the midsection and/or support and properly cover…

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