*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*
Lorraine requested a few picks for sweater dresses for women who carry weight in their midsections, so here we go:
Karen Kane Wrap Sweater Dress – was $118, now $81.95
This dress has two great things going for it: A high waistline that will fall above most tummies, and a dark, abstract pattern that will distract from many lumps and bumps. The print is really fun and will be fabulously versatile for fall and winter! Available in sizes XS, L, and XL.
MAXSTUDIO Oversize V-neck Sweater Dress – was $148, now $78
This looks like it is verging on tunic length, but since most sweater dresses demand tights I think it’ll work. If your goal is to give your midsection some breathing room, this drapey, loose option should work. Add a statement necklace or scarf to draw the eye upward. The sleeves are still relatively fitted to create balance. Available in sizes XS – XL in this olive and in heather gray.
Alfani Long-Sleeve Cowl-Neck Sweater Dress – was $89, now $74.99
Again, I’m going for a high waist and a full skirt. This assumes that the tum in question is mainly below the bustline. In this case, the cowl neck may be perfect (drawing the eye upward and away from the midsection) or disastrous (adding more overall bulk to the figure.) You decide if it’ll work for you! Available in this heather gray and black in sizes XS – XL. Sold out in medium
MAXSTUDIO 3/4 Sleeve Sweater Dress – was $128, now $98
Since none of these feels like a perfect pick, I’ll throw a fourth on the fire. This option is similar to the others in that it has detailing toward the top of the garment, but it lacks a belt or defined waist. So it will draw the eye upward, but won’t squeeze in if you’re carrying weight just below the bustline. Available in sizes XS – XL.
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for sweater dresses for women who carry weight in their midsections:
- ModCloth – Surprisingly, this site has some cute options with design features that will downplay a tum. This one is a fave, with a detailed neck to draw the eye up, and a full skirt.
- eBay – Since you can narrow your search criteria to excruciating detail, eBay is a great bet. You can find thicker weaves, a variety of shapes, and loads of cute options in all sizes.
- Amazon – By sheer numbers, really. 1,113 sweater dresses, many of them styles with full skirts and high waistlines.
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