Fashion is the way I introduce myself to the world, every day, without saying anything.

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Morning, friends! Someone had a huge glass of wine last night and didn’t get around to writing her blog post before dinner, so I apologize for the lateness 🙂
You all know that I don’t really buy into all of the “rules” that the media dictate for fashion – don’t wear white after labor day, don’t wear stripes if you’re not a size 2, if your eyes are ____, you can only wear the colors ____ and ____, etc, etc. I tend to think that if you love something and you feel good in it, you’ll rock it and that’s good enough for me.

I do, however, enjoy a couple of tricks for feeling great about one’s specific body type when getting dressed. I, for example, have a few things I get self conscious about – one is my short legs and long torso, the other is my stomach. The list goes on, but let’s keep it simple today. Here are my favorite quick tricks:

1. Make your legs look longer:

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This is something I need every day, for the above mentioned reasons. Aside from wearing heels, which doesn’t always work for me because New York, there are two things I do to instantly lengthen my legs. The first is to wear  nude / skin colored shoes, which makes the leg appear to go on and on, rather than cutting it off with a colored shoe. The second is high waisted pants. I just bought some true high waisted jeans that hit the bottom of my rib cage, and I feel taller every time I wear them.

2. Accentuate your waist:

 

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I don’t have a tiny waist in comparison to the rest of my body. Sometimes, I do better just wearing something shapeless, since there’s not much waist to show. If you do have a small waist (especially if you’re a bigger gal), make sure to show it off by wearing form fitting dresses and outerwear. A few years ago, everyone was just tying a belt around their waist and calling it a day. It is my personal belief that this trick was compromised by a few folks who took it quite literally – so stay away from the random belt, and go for pieces like this and this to show off your tiny waist (also, I’m jealous).

3. Bootylicious:

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If you have a big booty, congratulations, again, I am jealous. If you’re trying to play it down, wear jeans with a low rise waist. Conversely, if you wish you had a bigger booty, throw on a mid or high rise pair of jeans. The length of the rise will either shorten your backside, or lengthen it :).

Do you employ any of these tricks? Do you try and minimize your insecurities or do you dress with reckless abandon? Please, do tell!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

 

 

 

 

 

images via Pinterest, Girl with Curves.

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