Monday, June 11, 2007

Host With the Most Style

...I need your help actually, coz I'll be attending a debut it's a dinner-dance party, and I'll be the host. I really can't think of anything to wear, I am overweight, hehe..normal height. I want to wear a dress that would emphasize my waist, coz it's the smallest part of my body..hihi..hope you can help me.. - CJ

Hi CJ! First of all, never say you're overweight like you have to apologize for it! You are perfect the way you are! =) You're on the right track though when you said that you want to emphasize your waist. Regardless of body type, its always a must to accentuate your assets. And by golly, if you've got a tiny waist, then flaunt it! Here are some dresses that would show off your figure. As Vogue editrix Anna Wintour said in an interview for The Houston Chronicle "Size is not something you should disguise; you should celebrate it."

I've always been a fan of kimono dresses because it flattering for all figures. The loose kimono sleeves, though it hides the arms, are graceful and feminine enough. The v-neck draws the attention downwards to the waist, while the band or gathering accentuates the waist, if not creates an illusion of it.




If you want to look dressier, choose a style made of satin or silk. Lace is very ladylike and subtly sexy too...
Wrap dresses are another fave of mine! The v-neck and the sash never fail to play up the waist. You can wear it in print for that added oomph...

Or you can wear one in a solid color and just wear animal print pumps to spice it up!


Now if you want to look sweet, then this polka dot number will do the trick!

But if you want a bit of funkiness, then this dress with fluttery sleeves and a leopard print belt is just the answer!

If you are not afraid of color, then choose a solid print dress and pair it with a wide belt in a contrasting color! Sassy huh?

If the occasion calls for more formal dressing, then here are some pretty picks! Notice that a band or sash is always used to play up the waist! This time in shiny satin or glittering sequins!






Who says only models and skinny girls have the monopoly when it comes to dressing up and bringing the house down! Wow them with your hosting skills and show them there's more to the girl in the great dress! It's who you are and not what you wear (although it always helps a lot!) that really matters after all!

(Photos courtesy of igigi.com, edressme.com)

10 comments:

Cj said...

Thanks a million dear..I was already thinling of this tyle, It's just i don't know which one hehe.Thanks for the encouragement as well, and thanks God I'm not as big as those models..^_^ the dresses are lovely, Christine!!really thanks a lot!!hope to see you one of theses days in Fashion school.See yah!!and godbless you more and more!!!

cd said...

You're welcome CJ! See, there's much to be thankful for - that you're not as big as them! And to think those models look so great in their dresses! A little extra weight isn't so bad now when we put it in this perspective right? Just be confident and you'll look fabulous! God bless you too and hope to bump into you in FIP! I'll ask for their new number when I go there this Saturday! =)

Cj said...

wow thanks christine, that would be very nice and thanks for the encouragement too, I'll be enrolling tomorrow..I am so excited to meet you and new people.^_^

cd said...

Hi cj! Have you enrolled na? Hope to see you soon! I'm sure you'll have fun there! Take care! =)

raissa said...

Hey Christine! You really give good fashion advice and tons of choices too.. =) so I am turning to you..I just got an invite to a friend's wedding in September in NY, its at 11 and its formal. I dont know what to wear!!! I dont know what to wear to a morning formal. the evening formal is what I know. Its still in 3 months but I prefer not to rush. Thanks!

cd said...

Thanks too raissa! I'm so excited! I have plenty of ideas in mind na! I'll do a post on that! I'm thinking pastel colors in silk chiffon would be nice! Very morning formal...I'll do my research first and write about it asap! =)

raissa said...

Thanks Christine! I am on the petite side =) if that will help. Its a church wedding and the reception is at Tavern on the Green.

cd said...

Thanks! The additional info will help a lot Raissa! Tavern on the Green! Nice location for a reception! I like! When we were planning to hold our wedding in NY, I was thinking of that or The Boathouse! But, we've decided to just get married here to be with family and friends! Anyway, I'll get back to you asap! =)

Fendi said...

Those dresses are so sweet for plus size women. Ezp when they buckle extra strap on thier waist..Oh!
I love those! :) I love your posts and I really apreciate this one more..:) Would you like to exchange links?

kiss
Fendi

cd said...

Hi Fendi! Sure! Just curious, what are you doing in Sweden? I hear the fashion is great there!

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