YES I CAN !
The words " Baby doll " or " Umpire Waist " have always made me shiver. "Skirt-as-a-dress" can even be a tricky monster , but I've learned a bit about how to make this look work, without people asking me when I'm Due. Thanks alot people! It's not polite to ask someone that anyway!
I have found that for someone like me, who sports a D cup and belly, I avoid pleats or elastic directly beneath the girls. Any high waisted look seems to work better if the fullness is kept to a minimum. A bigger belt will soften the fullness and hold down the fabric. Also, using electrical tape to hold down the dress also eliminates Pregger belly! Just tape some strips lengthwise close to the bottom of the dress ! It weighs it down !
My newest discovery is to wear thick elastic waist skirts instead of traditional babydolls. I wear them LOWER than my underarms. Wearing the elastic across the largest part of the breast actually makes the "dress" look better! I pin it in place with safety pins. The fabric needs to be silk or rayon to avoid the puffiness of cotton. Jersey is a great choice, too. I pull the skirt about an inch or two lower than my arm pit.
My girls seem to actually look small ! Yah! ( One of my body-image issues )
This skirt is silk and thrifted for 3 bucks. I like the tribal print and the boho vibe .
Paired with my new fav. locket from targei' , a long chain and groovy gold-toned earrings, my go-to black T, and fav. boots with no socks for a change!
I pinned a flower in my hair, and wore my big turquoise ring.
( Note the Big vein ? From wearing high heels on concrete for work ! Beware ! )
Also, beware of hair color that says Ash or Cool. Now I gotta go get it re-done !
Nothing ventured , Nothing gained !
A vest is another way to keep the Pregger Look away!
Hope these tips are helpful !
Balls To The Wall !
Ramblings I am proud of : I finally did it ! I did alot of reading commentaries , checking out other cool blogs and discovering new blogs over the past few days. I saw Another blogger calling it quits, another blogger who actually has a real photographer and stylist for Christ sakes ! I read about blogger envy and jealousy. You name it ! Well, suddenly I got the balls ( or steel ovaries) to write an e-mail to a large group site. I voiced my opinion , hopefully in a respectful way. I am getting so uninspired by all the sites who appear to be in it only for Money. For Fame and Notoriety. What has happened to the creative inspiration that was always available to the "regular" gal ? The inventive looks of so many talented people who are getting lost by the way-side because their photos aren't Magazine quality ? The looks I miss because they didn't get enough popularity "votes" or "points" ? Because the look wasn't something that could be bought through an Ad link ?
My opinion is just that , an opinion. Is Fashion blogging a competition or an Inspirational community ?
I'd love to hear what you think . I don't "trash talk" others and to each his own , but I was and still am ticked.
I love to be inspired. I love great photos. I love trend-setters. I also can look past the "Glossy" and see the Creativity . So, as in the card game "Euchre" , I just went Balls to the Wall !