Flatter Yourself

Looking for an outfit that will flatter your post-holiday bod? Below, style blogger Lori Vandermeir (LorisLooksForLess.com) gives us three complete outfits for a dinner out with that someone special (all under $100): One for an average sized woman, one for a plus-size figure and one for a maternity bod. Each of these ensembles will help to hide any imperfections you may see in the mirror right now and, best of all, allow you to be fashionable on a budget!

Ok, the holidays are over and let's face it – most of us are probably broke and bloated! Back in the fall, we set a limit to how much we were going to spend on holiday gifts and how much weight was acceptable to gain between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, but somehow the majority of us didn't stick to either of those goals.

The New Year is the perfect opportunity to turn all that around so that you are purchasing fashion that fits your real body and your real budget. Here, a savvy style blogger provides three sexy styles for curvy figures... on a budget, of course!

For the average-sized woman

You'll feel both comfortable and beautiful in this ensemble. The red floral dress with the tiered bottom is romantic and current (Vera Wang for Kohls). The empire-waist and v-neck are slimming on all body types and serve as camouflage for any imperfections around the waist or hip areas. The black cardigan is the perfect cover-up to keep the look from being too dressy. The black studded earrings and red glitter clutch add youthfulness while the black bow-tie pumps keep the look sophisticated and chic.

Pictured:

Tiered Floral Dress, Kohls, $33.99; Black Cardigan, Old Navy, $26.50; Black Studded Earrings, Forever 21, $5.80;Black Bow Tie Pumps, Forever 21, $18.80; Red Glitter Clutch, Forever 21, $7.50

Total Cost of this Outfit (5 Pieces):  $85.89

Next: Plus-size figures and maternity

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Comments on "3 Flattering styles under $100 for curvy girls"

dc style factory January 26, 2010 | 7:27 PM

nice, safe choices, in general. a little matchy-matchy and slightly matronly? felt like each look could have been made slightly more youthful, but still accessible to a wide range of ages. for example, the second look could have used a pop of color -- possibly a teal blue scarf or necklace. the first look is a little too red-and-black. and the cardigan has a tie under the bust that i think would compete with the empire-waist on the dress. i think a simple heather grey cardigan (shrunken for something a little fun) would have been pretty. can't beat the prices, though!! www.dcstylefactory.wordpress

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