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As we head towards autumn and watch the seasonal colours change around us.   I thought I would bring your attention to a colour that I have been admiring. The colour purple in all its hues is definitely on trend for Autumn 17.  Many of the shops are stocked with this colour already. From dark plum, violet right through to mauve.

I have to say I am pleased to see so much plum around as it is such a beautiful deep and rich a colour. Luckily it is in my colour pallet and there will be lots in my wardroble this season. I think it is a great black replacement and looks fabulous with splashes of warm bright colours e.g. orange or lime.

Remember to consider which purple best suits your colouring when you are choosing a garment.

Sans souci

Top Sans Souci 23.00  Shoes Gianvito Rossi 246.00  Bracelet Overstock.com 16.00  Earrings: Popmap.com 160.00

 

Tibi blog

      Dress Tibi 150.00  Sandals Prada 240.00  Bag Gucci   Sunglasses Moy Atelier

Amara Jumpsuit Phase 8

This Jumpsuit by Phase Eight 12o.oo is a high street winner!

We are well into the wedding season and I am sure many of you are running around stressing about what to wear. Sadly, most of us are not blessed with perfect proportions and have an hourglass figure that can make a dress from Coast look like a Valentino. If you have a figure like me with big boobs, small frame and a flat bum or no waist, finding a dress can be a nightmare. As my Grandmother used to say to me “when God was giving out bums and waists I contiued to stand in the boob queue for too long being nosey to notice”. And many of us stood too long in the bum queue doing the same thing.

For some of us trying on a dress is like trying to get an a triangle or an upside down triangle into an hourglass egg timer shape and feel comfortable. We can try and try but it just isn’t going happen nor look good! Luckily, these days we have bust and bum enhancers, underwear that controls our middle wobble. Unfortunately, they do not change our figure shape, pear is a pear, a straight is a straight and an hourglass is an hourglass etc.

So many people fall in love with dresses on the hanger and buy it without even considering whether the garment suits them…giving neither justice to their figure or the beautiful dress.

Then there are the other problems, like finding an outfit that doesn’t run the risk of being worn by another guest and to top it having the fear that they may look better in it than you do. That is when you are relieved to see the waiter with the Champagne to drown your sorrows. The other common challenge is to wear the same dress that you wore at the last wedding without being detected.

If you like to look original and don’t want to bump into someone wearing the same Ted Baker dress then make sure that what you pick isn’t the obvious prominent dress or print in the collection.  “Lisa Showman”

Here are few example dresses that I have picked for each figure shape.

Hourglass 14
Pear Shape
Inverted Triangle ShapeInverted Triangle