Style Guide: The LBD Three Ways

Style Guide: The LBD Three Ways
Hi everyone! It’s the ladies of Skinny-Fat Girl Diary again, and today we’re here to talk about confidence, empowerment, and all things girl power. Why? Because girls rule, and we don’t tell ourselves (or each other) often enough. We think the best way to celebrate girl power is by having a dance party! So turn up the Beyoncé, embrace your body, play up your favorite assets, and just have some fun.

We three girls behind SFG Diary all have different bodies, interests, and styles. It’s taken some trial and error to find out what works and what doesn’t. Unfortunately, we can’t all rock billowy tops or white pants, but we are learning that’s OK. The most important thing to remember is to have confidence in yourself. Sometimes, that starts with feeling great about what you are wearing.

Like the name of our blog implies, the mirror can sometimes be a struggle, but there is one item we can all rely on to make us feel confident in a pinch: the little black dress…

The options are endless.

Nowadays, fashion offers more flattering LBDs than ever, with styles that incorporate color-blocking, fit-n-flares and A-lines. These little details can really help whittle down your waist and play up your assets. And when the dress isn’t enough, we’ve got a couple tricks to make it your best look.

Make a statement.

Valorie, pictured left, refreshed the all black LBD with accessories. We are obsessed with statement necklaces, and Valorie took it one step further by twisting two necklaces together to make a one-of-a-kind piece. This is an inexpensive way to jazz up your dress and make your necklace collection fun again.

Jazz it up.

Jackie, pictured center, opted for a bright red lip and a color-blocked dress. The pop of color against her pale skin really makes her lip take center stage. She has a curvier frame, with a shorter torso and legs for days. We found that pairing an accessory that matches the color blocking (the blue ring, in this case) helps to elongate her frame and draw to her well-defined shoulders.

Pump up the volume.

When we say pump up the volume, we are referring to your hair! We once worked on a set where the mantra was, “The bigger your hair, the smaller your waist.” Lauren, pictured right, went for the big hair look and chose a color-blocked dress to slim her frame. She has an athletic build, so color-blocking on both the top and bottom makes her look leaner.

Remember ladies, you wear the clothes, the clothes don’t wear you. Too often, we are unkind to ourselves, complaining about our imperfections. We want to change that…one dance party at time. So tell yourself, as often as you can, you are the whole package: beautiful, smart, and funny. Maybe it will make the mirror a better place.

Tell us…

What’s your favorite feature? And how do you show it off?

Who knows, maybe you’ll inspire someone you’ve never even met!

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