Friday, February 5, 2016

Power Lines

My absolute favorite pattern to wear by far is STRIPES!!!
See several examples here, here, and here
For years on end women have been told to steer clear of stripes because they will make you look big, or goodness forbid, you might appear BIGGER than you actually are... Alas, those days are finally long gone – stripes reign supreme in absolutely every category and for every body type and size. You can find options practically everywhere, from Walmart to Neiman Marcus - in accord with you style and budget. Yes, stripes are totally accessible for the everyday woman and the variety currently available seems endless. I love it!
Black & white combinations always pack a powerful style punch and is actually my favorite color palette, for the moment. See examples here, here, and here. Yes, pairing the two basic colors together serves doses of bold and fierce in equal proportion. Now add to that a stripe pattern and wa-la ---> you have instantaneous electricity!
The beauty that I’m wearing in today’s post (SWAK Designs, see another post here) differs considerably from the other stripe sweater dresses in my collection. I think that the solid black panel that runs down the center of it and the corresponding stripes on the arms and silhouette is pure genius! Yes, yes, a prime example of the absolute ideal plus size dress for the curvy woman!
This is such an easy wear, and a perfect for sweater weather or perhaps more fittingly, what I like to think of as, “Pre-Spring” season-LOL! 
Note: If you order this number, or one similar to it, you may want to size up for added comfort and a more relaxed fit. I ordered a size 2X.
The weekend that I wore this, it was particularly chilly, even for my neck of the woods. I could have easily paired a white button up blouse underneath, along with furry outerwear, leather gloves, and knee-high boots. However, this was clearly the more fun to style it -LOL!
As I mentioned earlier the temperature was a bit nippy (especially when not in direct sunlight), so I added my staple legwarmers for functionality, and a wool hat for an additional measure of warmth. 
Oh, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I also wore this sweater dress as a sweater, with pale blue skinnies and a camel coat. If I do say so myself: Not only was combo fab, but I also had warmth in an overdose- which is just the way I like it!

Until next time Beauties!


Hat:Shiraleah (worn here)| Sunnies: Tildon| Dress: SWAK Designs, gifted| Clutch: Kate Spade| Legwarmers: Loehmann's| Shoes: Pour La Victoire


  1. Another Fabulous outfit and I love the hair and that sweet smile. Enjoy!

  2. OMG the stripes! I was also told for years "curvy ladies shouldn't wear stripes" but I'm over that finally and now I love stripes. This outfit hits all the right notes for me with the bold stripes but super-cozy look. Love it.

    1. Stripes are for every woman, and I'm so glad the 'experts' have simmered down! Vertical or horizontal, either way, they make a bold statement and look fantastic! Thank you much!

  3. Love this look. One of my favorites by you.

  4. I definitely agree stripes are amazing and I'm so glad I'm not scared of wearing them anymore because I love them! I think this sweater is great and the different size stripes are so fun and different. I think those leg warmers are so fun, I haven't worn those things in a long time!

    <3 Nina |CurvyMod|

    1. LOL, I love my legwarmers Nina, and refuse to give them up! The sweater dress was masterfully done, and I am looking forward to wearing it again.
      Thank you!