How To Style: Crop Tops At Any Age

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

There really isn’t any big secret to wearing a crop top after having kids. All it takes is a little confidence and the right balance. last year I tried a crop top with a high waisted skirt and a white blazer (click here to see the entire post). The skirt and crop top were sexy and the blazer gave it a conservative touch – the perfect balance. This isn’t my day at the park outfit but it’s definitely a date night outfit. Below are some tips on how to rock the trend effortlessly.

How To Wear Crop Tops

 

Confidence

If you feel sexy you will look sexy. It’s that simple. The key is to own it! I have a belly and lots and lots of stretch marks after having babies, but life is too short to deny myself the clothes I love and want to wear.   Below is the perfect example of a crop top with class!

Plus Size Crop Top

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Balance

By balance I mean that if you plan on rocking a crop top make sure your bottoms are on point and choose a crop top that falls at your natural waist. High waisted bottoms are prefered because they fall at the smallest part of your waist and in return expose a tiny bit of that area. See Kim Kardashian,  the crop top poster girl below.

Kim Kardashian Crop Top

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Layer

If in doubt or out with the kids…layer! Layering is fun and has no limitations. Try a lose crop top over a white button down, a long lean tank or even over a dress.

Layered Crop Top

 

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Always Stay Simple

Avoid prints and loud colors and/or excessive accessorizing. Instead go neutral with beige, white, black or gray and keep accessories minimal. The idea is to look effortless and Kim Kardashian again is a perfect example of how to keep it simple.

Kim Kardashian Crop Tops

Go Monochromatic

One of the easiet ways to wear a crop top is by wearing a head to toe color – black crop top and black pencil skirt – then try a white blazer over the crop top. It will draw the eye to  the tiniest part of your waist.  Try it. You’ll thank me later!

 

Crop Tops With Class

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Stylish Curvy Picks From Curvissa

January 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Curvy women look best in fitted clothing.  The idea is to play up your shape. One way of showing off your figure is to highlight your waist and streamline your silhouette.  Belts and heels can work wonders for your appearance (they help show off your waist and balance your curves).  Check out some of my favorite figure flattering picks from UK Plus Size Fashion Brand Curvissa.

Pair either one of these dresses with nude heels for a sexy figure flattering look.

Contrast Jersey Dress  | Wrap Affect Dress

A white blouse is a must in any women’s closet.  Pair it with this stylish vest or simply belt the blouse and pair with jeans, skirts or slack for work.

Long Sleeve Blouse | Faux Leather Vest

Edgy leggings or dark jeans are a must have and easy to dress up or down.

Buffalo London Leggings | 5 Pocket Boot Cut Jeans 

 

 

 

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My Safety Pin Secret

February 6, 2012 by  
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I’m a curvy girl and I’ve grown to appreciate my angles over the years.  So when it comes to finding clothes that fit me I know which cuts and fabrics work for my shape. But every now and then I come across the perfect top, dress, skirt or even a blazer or dowdy cardigan that just won’t fit the way I want!   The solution to this dilemma is what I call my safety pin secret. I have them in ALL sizes imaginable and I use them to add ruching to just about anything that needs a little adjusting.  Ideally one large saftey pin does the trick, but for the most part two large safety pins on each side work best. Each pin should be pushed through 2-3 times (makes a huge difference!).

On dresses that don’t flow with my curves I gather the hem only at the sides and pin.  And since I LOVE the super flattering 3/4 sleeve, the same goes with just about any top and blazer (must be knit or thin).  It’s not always easy to get it right but when you do it’s a life saver!!

U by Kotex* products come in a variety of absorbencies and sizes, so you’re covered whether your flow is heavy or you just need backup protection.

 

 

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