Mar 25 09
There’s probably one thing that all plus-size women and their wardrobes have incommon. Should I let you guess? Yep, you’re right, it’s the predominance of black clothing. It’s funny. Somewhere along the way, we all seem to have boughtinto the idea that black is SLIMMING – and into the further idea that we neededto be “slimmed” by our clothing. An annoying concept for those of us who LIKEour curves. (And who see the irony in skinny women “enhancing” curves afterstarving to be slender.) Why can’t we all just get along??? LOL.But I didn’t start this article to write all that. I started this article to talk aboutmy favorite topic: the plus size little black dress. There is one thing that we ALLneed in our wardrobe, and that’s the perfect little black dress. Why? Becausethat one garment can take you from your daytime doldrums to your night-timefantasies within seconds – and almost as simply as if your fairy godmothershowed up with a pair of glass slippers and a pumpkin carriage!First of all, make sure that you HAVE a few little black dresses on hand, andmake sure they’re stylish and in good condition. Sometimes we wear them sooften, that they’ve simply lost their pizzazz. If you need one or two new ones, beBOLD and go for a shorter hem or a lower neckline. After all, you can always tosson a great long, dramatic silk scarf (tied at the back of your neck) to create amore appropriate look for the office. When you leave for the day, tie that samescarf sideways around your waste to add an attention-getting extra to yourensemble.