Fashion should be fun. It shouldn’t be full of ‘would haves’ and ‘could haves’.
“I could have worn that… if I was as tall as you”
” I would totally try that… if I had bigger/smaller boobs”
I hear it all the time. And man, it annoys me to be honest! You know what? Just do it! Who is going to tell you not to?
It got me thinking about how to show you guys, that what I wear, you can wear too! So I asked some of my lovely readers (who are the same size as me) to come and do a shoot, in my clothes, so I can SHOW you that anyone can wear ‘most anything – they just need to know how to wear it!
You may have read the last blog I did with my three lovely size 12’s (if not, read it here). I had Rachel, Kate and Tracey all come to my house, and play dressups in my clothes. And this is the result…
Editors note: this gorgeous maxi skirt featured in the blog is sold out, but VERY similar style here on Little Party Dress for just $69.95 aus
Meet Kate, 49, 166cm tall, size 12.
Describes her body (in her own words) as an upside down triangle although her measurements for waist and hip are exactly the same! Very wide back and a big bust, just overall top heavy.
Kate was not a fan of tucking things in, but once we styled the tee and skirt like this, she totally saw the benefit!
This skirt is a great one if you’re a little shorter, as the front is raised, making it easier to walk in, and not as dramatic as a “full” maxi skirt.
The blousing of the tee gives the looks some softness, but also the tucking effect makes Kate’s legs look longer
Meet Rachel, 29, 170cm tall, size 12.
She describes her body as ever-changing currently and trying to understand the changes. Having had Toby 7 months ago, she is now working with a bigger bust however would say she has an hourglass figure.
So with Rachel we tied the tee – it creates a nice shape through her waist, as well as a cool drape through the tummy area.
The beauty of this skirt is that it’s a flat panel across the front, but has an elastic waist around the back, so had a flexible fit across the tummy.
Meet Tracey, 45, 171cm, size 12
She describes her body as a bigger bust and shoulders with straight torso but great legs (love that!)
Tracey always steered clear of statement necklaces in the past because she thought it added more bulk to her bust (I thought the same for years too!)
But actually, it really helps to break up what is a large surface area, into three smaller surface areas.
The colour of the tee on Tracey was divine! And just like the EziBuy dress in the last blog, a colour she hadn’t really worn before.
We tucked the tee, but didn’t blouse too much, as the waistband of the skirt gave Tracey a really lovely shape and too much blousing might have just added more bulk to her boobs – she looks amazing don’t you think?
All three ladies, once again, looking awesome in clothes they never would have chosen for themselves.
The moral of the story once again my friends? Just try it on! You never know (and if in doubt, book a personal stylist haha)
Is there a particular style you’d love to see in this Size 12 series? Tell me in the comments below, and I’ll see what I can do!
Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,