articles by tag: hourglass

what to wear: spring wedding

I have been coveting this dress for a while now and decided to let you in on it.  It is from the queen of dresses herself, Diane von Furstenberg, and it’s perfect for an elongated hourglass (long waist, smaller bust) or a triangle because of the detail and neckline on top. Wear it with the [...]

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how to wear: dress for day + evening

I  think I’m in love… with this Adrianna Papell gray jersey dress.  It’s the perfect dress for the hourglass or triangle body type because it follows the curves yet doesn’t make you feel like you’re showing off too much. The jersey fabric and detailing are just perfect.  The wide neckline adds a bit of shimmer [...]

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shopping pick: the slim bootcut

I love the bootcut style because its great for balancing the hips and shoulders and looks good on most silhouettes. But, I’m a little tired of the bootcut and have been looking for a straighter, cleaner version but still with the same balancing properties.  Enter the “slim bootcut” — and all I have to say [...]

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what to wear: wedding

Reader Question Looking for some advice on what to wear to a wedding in Walnut Creek, California in mid March. The wedding is at 3 followed by a cocktail party reception. I am 46, hourglass shape, 5’8″ with about 10 pounds to lose. My colors are warm tones. Wardrobe 911’s Style Prescription Spring  is a [...]

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what to wear: fall weather outfit recipe

Here’s a quick recipe for an outfit that keeps you stylish and warm when you want to wear a skirt. This fall look pulls together the gray and violet trend with a pop of unexpected color and is easy to put together in little time. First, find a cute skirt that hits at the knees. [...]

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what to wear: birthday dinner – hourglass

You and your closest friends have planned a birthday dinner downtown for one of your best gal pals this weekend. You usually wear a nice dress for these sort of occasions, but this time around you want to try a pair of jeans and a sexy top instead. You have an hourglass silhouette and just [...]

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help for determining your body type

After working with hundreds of women, I have discovered that most of us fall into one of four body type categories…and there are certain styles and designers that work for some and not others! Last year, Wardrobe 911 conducted a body type survey in which over 100 women responded with their measurements and perceptions.  Combined [...]

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