How do you score yourself some Prada on a budget? Get your thrift on baby! I found a Prada dress while thrifting a few weeks back at … [Read More...]
I’m a big fan of items that define my waist because I have an hourglass figure.
Lately though I’ve found myself drawn to outfits with less waist definition and a higher level of comfort.
This may have something to do with the stubborn extra weight that I cannot for the life of me seem to budge.
Last week I stopped eating every day at 6 pm and I reduced my food intake. Yesterday I was all pumped to jump on the scale. That is until I realized my scale is on a mission to destroy my soul.
The flippin’ numbers moved UP by a pound!!!
This is BS!!!
I’m learning to cope with my new reality with outfits that are comfortable yet remain true to my sense of style.
This dress is the perfect example. A bias cut floral midi dress by Wilfred.
Melanie joked with me when I was bragging about the dress label being “Wilfred” she said hers are by James. Ha!
Wilfred is a higher end label found while thrift shopping with Melanie and Sue at Talize. There was a massive rip down one side seam which Sue graciously sewed up for me with her serger. Hooray for friends that know how to sew!
The dress is 100% silk and truly feels like wearing a nightgown.
It avoids the whole “wearing a bag” issue as it manages to skim my curves. You can still see I have a waist which is important when you have boobs otherwise you look like you weigh an extra 47 lbs instead of an extra 7.
6 Tips Dress For Comfort Without Surrendering Style
1. Stretchy Dresses & Body Skimming Shift Dresses
Stretchy dresses are your friend. No pinching or sucking in required.
Shift dresses that skim the body like the Wilfred one I started this post with are even easier to wear.
The two shift dresses below are for sale in my Etsy store.
Pattern confuses the eyes so we can no longer distinguish concave from convex. You can get away with more.
3. Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are a personal favourite of mine for comfort.
Choose ones with empire waists or elastic waists if you still want some kind of waist definition.
Again you can see that the bold patterns are pretty darn good at disguising food babies.
4. Stretch Jeans
Stretch jeans are the only kind of jeans I will wear when I’ve gained some weight. Everything else is uncomfortable.
My favourite stretch jeans have an elastic waist. Yes…that is precariously close to being yoga pants, me no care.
5. Tunic Style Tops
Of course tunic style tops cover a multitude of sins (banana chocolate espresso scones I’m lookin’ at you!)
And if you’re wearing an elastic waist it’ll cover that too.
6. High Waists, Elastic Waists And Wrap Waists
I have a few fit and flare dresses that have elastic waists that are still comfortable despite carrying extra weight.
High waists are brilliant. The faux waist hits well above the belly and emphasizes the thinnest part on most people, just below the chest.
All the dresses below happen to be Karina Dresses, one of my all time favourites for style with comfort.
What do you usually wear when you want to be comfortable without looking like you just came back from yoga?
The struggle of a vintage reseller is real folks.
There are so many unbelievable pieces out there and I want them all!
So I can offer them up to you of course!
Not to fill my already bursting closet.
Okay…there may be a couple of pieces I have to wear at least once before I pass them along for someone else to enjoy.
It’s a weakness people.
I may need help.
And my pug isn’t up to the kind of intervention I need.
This is her level of help…
I shall sleep while you work.
This week was a big shopping week because of a massive sale at Talize …my favourite thrift store.
50% off meant getting up at 5:45 to be at the store just after 7 am.
My plan was to hit three stores but I ran out of steam before I drove the extra hour out to the third store. Sometimes we have to recognize our personal limitations. After over six hours of shopping in an insanely busy and crazed environment I couldn’t take it any longer. Seriously…there was and hour long wait for the change room.
I ain’t got time no for that.
I was doing the naked woman in the aisle trick.
Okay I wasn’t totally naked since I wore leggings and a camisole but I felt naked so I figure that counts, especially when the pieces you try on turn out to be too small and you can’t get out of them gracefully.
You know the ugly cry?
Yeah well I had a few ugly undressing moments at the front of the crowded store which was the only spot I could find with a mirror.
The article of clothing got stuck on my boobs/shoulders. Part of it was over my head, the other half was stuck. There I was bent over at the waist wiggling around like a worm not able to see, breath or think trying desperately not to hyperventilate and pass out. I felt a silent scream forming in the pit of my stomach as I became more and more panicked about dying like this, suffocated by a cute dress at a thrift store. Will that be what they write on my tombstone?
The humiliation of it all.
I may have dislocated a shoulder pulling myself out of that
straight jacket dress.
All the things I do for you guys!
My stash of goodies has grown and now included a Prada dress.
Oh yeah baby!
And no, that was not the dress-trap that I almost died in.
I’ve been busy as a bee cleaning, ironing and mending trying to get the new stock ready for sale. Look for some super hot new items in the next few days at Vintage by Suzanne.
Make sure you favourite my store to get all the latest updates.
Here are a few of my new vintage listings for this week…
1960’s Vintage Two Piece Dress Joseph Ribkoff (Canadian designer) S/M
1980’s Vintage Bold Patterned Midi Dress S/M
1980’s Vintage Abstract Patterned Dress M/L
1970’s Vintage Tapestry Jacket S/M
Vintage Forest Graphic Dress M/L
Vintage Beaded Vest S/M/L
Which pieces caught you eye?
That’s it for me folks!
Have a great weekend!