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Women’s Petite Sizes

The Draped Cardigan…Dos and Don’ts For Different Body Shapes

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Women's Petite Sizes, Women's Plus Sizes, Women's Style | 8 comments

If we are lucky, the draped cardigan will be here to stay.  In many ways, I love these more than a simple cardigan because more people can wear them.  That said, there are so many styles that it’s about selecting the right one. At the end of the day, the best option will provide a balanced shape to the body while draping gracefully in the right places. The two examples above show the same cardigan in two different colors on two different people.  Continue reading to find out which...

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Fabuliss Helps Mary, Part 3 – Mix & Match, Favorites

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Women's Petite Sizes, Women's Plus Sizes, Women's Style, { Fabuliss Clients } | 0 comments

FABULISS FAVORITES There is nothing like getting a client into clothes that bring out the best, add to confidence and communicate the right messages. From fit to color to style, the above looks are my top favorites on Mary. MIX & MATCH – BLUE SHIRT A simple wardrobe that includes the right items creates so many possibilities for mixing and matching. Above, we took a dark blue shirt and mixed it with jackets and sweaters for three different looks. MIX & MATCH – WHITE...

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Fabuliss Helps Mary, Part 2 – Fit & Color Recommendations

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 in Women's Petite Sizes, Women's Plus Sizes, Women's Style, { Fabuliss Clients } | 0 comments

BEST FIT A recent client, Mary, had no shortage of clothing and was looking for feedback on what fits and why. The outfits above left and above right are the most successful with a few suggestions for improvement: A shorter length for a 1st layer will help to lengthen the legs and hint at a waist. More fitted translates to a taller, leaner look. BEST COLORS You can have the best fit in the world but if the color does not work, you are sunk. Fabuliss found the above color combinations to work...

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Fabuliss Helps Mary, Part 1 – What Works Best

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Women's Petite Sizes, Women's Plus Sizes, Women's Style, { Fabuliss Clients } | 0 comments

Meet one of my new clients, Mary, who purchased a package through Victory Ventures to get aligned through mind, body and soul. She is building a business and wants to put her best foot forward when it comes to outfits. The featured outfits above work for Mary’s petite height for several reasons. Color flow – a cohesive color story from top to bottom will add height while reducing volume. Clothing length – these jacket lengths – especially with a top that ends right...

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Hello, Fabuliss…What is Kelle Wearing?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2010 in Fabuliss...What Are You Wearing?, Women's Petite Sizes, Women's Style, { Fabuliss Clients } | 0 comments

Client Kelle was due for a new interview suit.  She knew a skirt suit was in order – the dressiest kind of suit – and wanted to ensure it was not a boring suit.  As she tells us, we found a beautiful suit at Ann Taylor, one of my favorite stores for petite women. Her body shape is a slight triangle so a wider lapel that broadens her shoulder was a great fit. We mimicked her eye color by choosing charcoal grey and brought in the gold tones from her hair with the mixed-metals...

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Holiday Outfits Part 3 of 3: Friends & Family

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Holiday, Men's Style, Women's Petite Sizes, Women's Plus Sizes, Women's Style | 0 comments

It is not always easy to get motivated to work your style, especially when amongst close friends and family.  These are the people who know you better than yourself so why bother? When you are feeling especially unmotivated, remember that when you look great, you will feel great. Without further ado, here is the final installment of holiday outfits 2010. Character vs. Style You could play into the expected role this year – the mid-life-crisis Mom, the Cougar, the Scrapbooking Grandma,...

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