Post # 17
I’m fine with my wide hips, just sometimes it frustrates me. I’ve always loved my curves (my dress fits me like a glove to my hips). My legs are short though (I’m only 5’5). I’ll see what I can do about a different tank top since I have a few in mind already and I’ll look at that sweater and see if I have anymore like the red sweater (hopefully I can make the red work and maybe it’ll work better if I just suck it up, change to boot cut jeans, and wear regular high heel boots under them).
Post # 18
I love the first outfit for a more casual outfit, it’s super cute and looks great on you!
I’m not too sure why, but I’m not totally in love with the 2nd outfit, I think the boots are throwing me off maybe. If you try switching to boot cut jeans and heels underneath I think it would look amazing though. I definitely do love the red sweater, just maybe not with the boots.
Post # 19
I agree that I like the 2nd outfit best. BUT, I would either find a pair of jeans that are more slim fitting (i.e. skinny jeans) or pair the outfit with heels (or maybe just don’t tuck the boots into the jeans). I LOVE the boots, but when you wear boots tucked into jeans, you shouldn’t have all that excess material bulging around the knee area. Do you maybe have a cute above the knee or just at the knee skirt to pair with the sweater and boots? I think that would be adorable!
Post # 20
Those are actually straight legged jeans, skinny jeans look super weird on me because of my hips. I’ll look at my skirts again (I have one that may work and be comfortable but I’m usually not super comfortable in skirts/dresses) and my other jeans and see what I can come up with without putting boots over the jeans (an issue that I have because my calf muscles are strangely bigger than I guess the “normal” size so knee high boots fit me tightly). I also do agree that the knee high boots shorten my legs and might have been what was bothering me about that outfit. I’m going to try some stuff on again probably Friday with different tank top with the first outfit and the adjustments to the second and we’ll see how that goes! Thanks everyone for your input!
Post # 21
Any chance of you wearing a black skirt, tights and boots with the red sweater? I think that would be super cute! I have curvy hips as well, and I find that when I wear skirts ( has to be the right kind) that it helps to make my hips look slimmer.
Post # 22
@mandb122: No problem. 🙂 In that case, to elongate your legs, I would do a boot cut with some form of heel underneath.
No matter what you wear, you’re gonna look super gorgeous.
Post # 23
I like outfit number two. I think it makes you look thinner and I like the red sweater. I would do outfit number two with the earrings in the first pic.
Post # 24
1. Colors – This is important if you’re taking color pictures. Jewel tones (the a-line skirts of the color wheel) are universally flattering for most skin types. Jewel tones include sapphire, emerald, fuchsia, amethyst and ruby red. Don’t worry about whether you’re an autumn or a spring; just choose a rich color that brightens your face. No pastels, no black*!
2. Keep it Simple – Wear a dress or top that is uncomplicated and chic. This is not the time to try out a new trend. Skip embellished necklines, textured fabrics (like eyelet) that add bulk, shiny satin, ruffles and big prints. A solid color dress or fitted top with a little bit of neckline interest is the best way to go. Since that eliminates about 80% of Bloomingdale’s, take this list if you go shopping and stay focused.
3. Silhouette – If you’re getting full length shots, then choose something that is fitted and flattering. Even if you’re insecure about your weight, loose, bulky dresses and tops will only make you look bigger. Emphasize your waist with an a-line or sheath dress. Opt for dresses in this type of photo over skirt-top combinations that can be complicated. If you’re having a casual shoot, then jeans are better than trousers.
4. Accessories – You have the best accessory of all, a beautiful engagement ring. Skip bulky, obvious jewelry. Simple earrings or necklace will do the trick. If you’re doing a full length shot definitely wear high heels because they elongate the whole body.