Curve-flattering wrap dress
We love to see the numbers go down on the scale, but as they do, it can be hard to let go of the clothes that comfortably camouflage our curves. To flatter the figure at any weight, stylist Samantha Brown points to a wrap dress. “By cinching the waist, a wrap dress defines the smallest part of the torso, instantly carving out a beautiful hourglass,” she says. Her tip: Opt for one with a V-neck (to trim the bust line for a leaner-looking torso) and a diagonal hem (to direct the eye vertically to erase inches from the lower half). Plus, the adjustable design of a faux wrap with an elastic waist makes it easy to slip into, whether you lose more weight or hold on to a few pounds post-holiday. For added slimming, slip on a fitted jean jacket to conceal trouble spots without adding bulk.
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“Even after losing 125 pounds, I still see myself at my pre-loss weight and don’t know how to dress my new body”
Toni Nokes, 50BeforeHolding a structured bag “extends” the arm so it looks longand lean