August 25, 2014 By
Since Katy Perry’s go-to designer is Roland Mouret, I had to go to to Banana Republic to see how curve-friendly his dresses would be on me. I immediately gravitated to the “strappy sheath” in chroma pink. On the hanger, the boob room looked promising, and I knew the wide straps would conceal bra straps.
I’ve been able to fit size 8 and 10 in some brands recently, but not in this line. Good thing I’d also taken a size 12 to the dressing room. It was super fitted and hard to zip up past the narrowest point in back, but once on, I loved how the thick, stretchy woven fabric held me in.
August 26, 2014 By
Many of the places mentioned were new to me, so I browsed most of them online. My clothes are mostly from Wallis, Pepperberry, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s–the latter mentioned also on this list as “perfect for when you are trying to emphasize quality over quantity in your wardrobe”.
Here are my reactions to my picks from the list.
(Also, if there are Nordic readers or our lovely readers in general who would be interested in a review for bust friendliness of our common brands like Gina Tricot, VILA, Filippa K, Tiger of Sweden, Andiata, Gerry Weber, InWear or even Marimekko, just let me know via Hourglassy email or in the comment section! Would be happy to help out there.)
August 27, 2014 By
If you read my experiment with skirt length and top tightness last June, you probably felt like I had a long way to go in my fight against frump. So did I, and I found the comments on that post to be super helpful. As a result, I’ve spent more time in the petites department, where I found this Lauren Ralph Lauren polka dot faux wrap top in size Petite Large. Although I liked Malica’s suggestion to change the shape at the bottom of my denim skirt, it was simpler to have my skirt taken in by two inches at the waist.
August 28, 2014 By
As most of you know, I’ve pretty much been a one bra kinda girl for the past three years. The Panache Andorra has treated me well. She has supported me through thick sweaters and thin t-shirts, and I have returned her affection far too often by being too rough with her and putting my man-thumbs through her lace.
It is primarily for this reason that I’ve been searching for a bra that does not have a full lace cup. In the past I haven’t had any luck in my search. I happen to believe that it is much harder to find a bra that does not have a full lace cup that can hold “full on top breasts”.
August 29, 2014 By
Yet another Trashy Diva purchase this week. I bought this on eBay some time ago. It’s called the Doris dress. Mine is made of cotton, which is no longer available on the TD website, but the Doris Middy is available in two different rayon prints (cherries and turquoise floral). I’ve been told that the Doris Middy is just a little shorter than the plain Doris, but longer than the Doll Mini.
I first saw this dress long after it was gone from the TD site and absolutely fell in love. I saved a search for it on eBay and, lo and behold, one day about a month ago it popped up in my size in a nice dark red.