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style advice: hot + humid outdoor party

humid party for petite

Reader Question Help! I am going on a week’s holiday to a hot humid non-tropical area. I live in a very dry desert area and am clueless what to pack!! My body type is petite short-waisted rectangle and some of the activities on the trip will include: winery tour, baseball game, outdoor concert, outdoor Pool


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what to wear: plus-size weekend

plus size outfit for weekend

Whether you’re going on a casual date or hanging out with the family, here’s a great outfit for the weekend that is specifically for plus-size gals. Online shopping seems to be the course of action for most women sizes 16-plus.  Old Navy offers low-priced plus size items exclusively online.  This wide-leg trouser jean is a


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what to wear: petites – designer denim

petite jeans

  Are you familiar with the ‘Lexie’, ‘Dita’ or ‘Provocateur’? If you are 5’4″ and under, you will love these denim lines designed just for petites! It’s the classic jeans we love but with shorter inseams and higher knee breaks to elongate petite figures.  Inseams ranging from 30-32″, fall about 2-4″ shorter than regular length


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on the plus side: harper greer

harper greer, san francisco

I love working with my plus-size clients because the before and after results tend to be so dramatic. My client Mary, a senior associate at a large Washington-based law firm, who falls between a size 16 and size 18, thought that covering up was her best strategy. While she was hiding her curves, she was


petite, tall + plus, triangle

what to wear: plus-size triangle

plus-size triangle body type outfit

  I worked on a television shoot this week for plus-size women and styled the models, who were sizes 14 and up.  It is surprising that more retailers don’t offer clothing in these sizes, especially since the average American woman is a size 14.  We happened to have Lane Bryant provide the clothes for the


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what to wear: weekday lunch – long torso

It’s mid-week and you’ve decided since you work from home that you’re going to get out for a bit with some friends for lunch. It’s a casual lunch where jeans are probably the best choice.  But since you have a long torso, you want to make sure you look proportioned. When selecting jeans, the best


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what to wear: boot outfits for plus-size gals

A Reader Asks: I have two pairs of high boots that I’m trying to figure out how to wear. The hitch is, I’m plus sized and I’m trying to find a way to wear them where my hips don’t look absolutely huge! Help please?! Thanks! Wardrobe 911’s Style Prescription: The key to wearing boots is