Monday, March 19, 2012

The Quest for an Easter Dress, Part Three

You may remember from last week's post or the one before that I am trying to choose something to wear for Easter that will not turn out to be the horrible disaster last year's choice was. And I've been writing about the process here, plus I'm sharing some tips for finding your own Easter ensemble (or any spring occasion).

Choose the Right Style

Do you know your body type? As an apple shape, tucking things in is never a good idea for me! On the other hand, if your body type is more straight, a ruler type, you might want to tuck in and use a belt, with full or circle shapes, to help create a more defined waist.

Keeping your body type in mind will help you choose a dress that flatters you. It would be terrible to spend money on something that’s not quite right, and not know why. Believe me, because I know!!

Is My Ensemble the Right Style?...

Well, generally speaking, I look okay in the maxi-dress-plus-cardigan silhouette, but it helps if one or the other has a v-neck or if I create that with my scarf or necklace (I almost never wear necklaces, but have done it occasionally for just that reason). This year's cardigan choice can only be worn open, and its round neckline is not my best, so I may need an angular-looking necklace or scarf, or even to choose another cardigan.

What do you think? Should I try to find another cardigan to match the dress or try fixing it with a necklace?

Have you found the perfect dress or ensemble yet?

I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style, to the Bon Bon Rose Girls for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and with A Stylish Little Lady for Life Lately.

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  1. Your cardigan is so pretty- maybe play with some necklaces before you decide to choose a different sweater? Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday, and have a lovely day.

    1. Hi Patti! Thanks!! That's a good idea. I don't really wear necklaces very often, but I do have some and that might be something to consider. After all, it's just for one day.

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    1. Hi Alida! Thanks!! And thanks so much for coming to visit and for weighing in on it.

  3. I love a maxi dress with a cardi! Simple yet chic style. And yes...the scarf is a go to accessory for me as well. Happy shopping and thanks so much for linking up. I look forward to having you over again soon:D

    1. Hi Chandra! I do, too, though sometimes they like me less than I like them. I think I can fix this one, though, with a different cardi. Or that one with a scarf. Thanks for weighing in! Good to see you here.


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