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Finding the right skirt for your figure

Hi folks, this is Robin your occasional contributor to Denae’s blog. Denae is taking a few days off for the July 4th Holiday and asked me to contribute something for her. Rather than be creative and make something up on my own I found this great article on Wikihow on picking finding the right skirt for your figure. It was not written with TGs in mind but it has been so helpful to me that I thought I would share it with everyone. No matter your body shape, you will find this article helpful.

I will include an extract of the article here and if you like it you can follow the link the wikihow site. Have a happy Independence Day!

  • Short figure: The best skirts for short figures are tapered straight (slim) skirts and A-line skirts but avoid stiff A-lines as they can make you appear squat. Length should be around the knee; if it’s either too long or too short, the skirt can make you appear even shorter although if you have shapely legs, a shorter skirt can make them seem longer. Suitable styles include button-fronts and wraparound skirts, as long as they are not stiff. And off-center slit can help to elongate the legs. Vertical embellishments or detailing will also help create the feeling of length. Things to avoid include hem detail, mid-calf length skirts, patch pockets, and girly skirts.
  • Thick waist: If you have a thick waist, wear skirts that draw attention to your legs and away from the waist. Wear long and full skirts or short skirts. Avoid skirts with any embellishments around the middle, as these will draw attention to the waist.
  • Curvy figure: Skirts with subtle tapering are ideal, and A-lines and wraparounds are also suitable. Choose skirts with a flat front, side or back zippers, drop-waists or no waistband if you’ve a thick waist (or keep if you have a waist to show off), flat-textures with little stretch, and soft, fluid fabrics to float over curves. As with the short figure, an off-center slit can help draw attention to the legs and not the curves. Skirts to avoid include box styles, stiff fabrics, pleats, patch pockets, full styles, and any horizontal patterning. Don’t wear any skirts that are too tight.
  • Larger stomach: Wear lightly tapered pencil skirts and A-line skirts that drape. Avoid waistbands or remove them, avoid anything clinging or tight, bias cuts, pleats, wraps, darts in the front, gathered or bulky styles, and front pockets. Dark colors and flat textures are best. Don’t wear sarongs.
  • Boy-like figure: Skirts suitable for this type of figure include most styles although if you are concerned that your legs are too skinny, wear a long skirt with a slit or buttons on the front to increase the leg appeal. Pleating is good for slim hips and you can wear slanted pockets, patch pockets, gathering, belts, and thick waistbands. A small waist can be given added attention by the use of a wide belt.
  • Bottom-heavy figure: This figure is flattered by a moderate A-line style or loose,softly draped skirts, and wraps, and the good news is that skirts flatter your figure more than pants. A tapered knee-length skirt can work if it’s not too severe, and avoid waistbands. Details should be vertical, and prefer dark colors. Avoid pockets on the skirt, pleating all the way around, bias cuts or trims, Lycra fabric, hem detail, a lot of flare, or horizontal embellishment. Don’t wear any skirts that are too tight and avoid any skirts that have pleats above the hips.
  • Flat bottom: Wear Lycra fabrics, tight skirts, and bias-cut skirts.
  • Long waist, short legs: Select straight skirts to give your legs length. The best length for the skirt tends to be between mid-thigh and above the knee. A belt in the same color as the skirt can visually shorten the upper body. Wear short tops or jackets, tone the pantyhose with the skirt, and rely on vertical embellishments to give a sense of length.
  • Short waist, long legs: Look for skirts which are straight and have a dropped waist. Skirts that hip-hug or are low-rise, no waistband, and low-slung skirts are also a good choice. Tops that fall past the waistline can swallow up some of the leg-length and fluid skirt fabric can hide the short waist. Avoid anything on the skirt that interrupts the line of the top coming over the skirt (for example, pleats), belts that don’t blend in, high or wide waistbands, and horizontal detailing near the waist zone of the skirt.
  • Large thighs: This figure is flattered by skirts that are loose and drape or have soft pleats. Avoid wearing Lycra-blend narrow skirts.
  • Thick ankles: If you have thick ankles, skirts are best when long and loose and with above-the-ankle boots. Any skirt with hem detail, embellishment, or flare in the lower half will draw attention to the ankles, so avoid this.

Here is the full link:

http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-the-Right-Skirt-for-Your-Figure

Wear Something Green And Have Fun!

I’ve been told that Kegs & Eggs is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition. If you’re opting for an early brunch or mid-afternoon lunch this lazy Saturday, a casual outfit is a must. Since warm weather is in the forecast for most of the country, opt for dining outside. Grab your sunnies and don’t forget your green pants – nothing ruins a casual brunch like getting pinched! (Or maybe you would enjoy it, wearing your cute green dress or scarf) and this may be a fun, easy way for a new TG woman to break the ice!

What to wear on St. Patricks Day?It may not be as glitzy as New Year’s Eve or as fabulous as your birthday, but St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday you probably celebrate with just as much gusto. This Saturday, the world will turn green in celebration of Saint Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. While I’m not entirely sure what St. Patrick actually did, any excuse to dress in my favorite spring color is fine by me. My last name is Doyle, and my Father was Patrick and Mother Colleen. My Dad was so crazy about St. Patrick’s Day, he would put dark green dye on our light colored gray Yorkie, and he insisted I entered into my first beauty pageant at 17. Dad, insisted I put a Red wash out color on my hair, and we always had to wear green. So, this is a very special day for me. Oh yes, I won the Miss St. Patrick’s Day Pageant and one of the honors was to ride in the white convertible waving. Meanwhile, Dad stood on the sideline, with our green dog and green balloon tied around her collar. Dad wore a button, which said “Kiss Me I’m Irish”. So, when people ask me how I got into modeling and fashion, and how teaching my 20 years of experience, I just say,

“It’s a Long, Silly Story”.  Oh yes, when we came home, and my mother saw the green dog, it was Dad that was in the doghouse! 

Seriously, you don’t have to purchase an entire green outfit, but I listed a few inexpensive accessories below, to give you a touch—it opens up conversations. Learn some fun, Irish jokes, or something interesting about Ireland, or just tell my story!

Be creative and have fun! You can go to Marshall’s or Ross, Target and pick up a T-shirt with green, or a belt for under $10.00

And, don’t drink the Irish beer and dye your dog green!

Denae

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It may not be as glitzy as New Year’s Eve or as fabulous as your birthday, but St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday you probably celebrate with just as much gusto. This Saturday, the world will turn green in celebration of Saint Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. While I’m not entirely sure what St. Patrick actually did, any excuse to dress in my favorite spring color is fine by me. My last name is Doyle, and my Father was Patrick and Mother Colleen. My Dad was so crazy about St. Patrick’s Day, he would put dark green dye on our light colored gray Yorkie, and he insisted I entered into my first beauty pageant at 17. Dad, insisted I put a Red wash out color on my hair, and we always had to wear green. So, this is a very special day for me. Oh yes, I won the Miss St. Patrick’s Day Pageant and one of the honors was to ride in the white convertible waving. Meanwhile, Dad stood on the sideline, with our green dog and green balloon tied around her collar. Dad wore a button, which said “Kiss Me I’m Irish”. So, when people ask me how I got into modeling and fashion, and how teaching my 20 years of experience, I just say,

“It’s a Long, Silly Story”.  Oh yes, when we came home, and my mother saw the green dog, it was Dad that was in the doghouse! 

Seriously, you don’t have to purchase an entire green outfit, but I listed a few inexpensive accessories below, to give you a touch—it opens up conversations. Learn some fun, Irish jokes, or something interesting about Ireland, or just tell my story!

Be creative and have fun! You can go to Marshall’s or Ross, Target and pick up a T-shirt with green, or a belt for under $10.00

And, don’t drink the Irish beer and dye your dog green!

Denae

Product Information: Goggle these web sites, for some darling, green inexpensive items to add to what you’re wearing! Sweater – H&M, Makeup – ELF, Belt – ASOS, Nail Polish – Zappos, Thong – Victoria’s Secret, Scarf – H&M, Shoes – H&M, Bag – H&M

Here are our favorite St. Patty’s Day essentials to get you through pinch-less if you don’t want to create an entire outfit for the day. A coat of green nail polish, cute flats, a scarf, or some makeup are great ways to incorporate a dash of green into your look. Chances are you already have green accessories in your closet, so bring them out! Or don your green undies and feel secretly festive all day. We advocate both