Posts Categorized: body image

Reader Request: Post-partum Style

Style tips for new moms, and dressing during the post-partum period

Reader Homa dropped this one in the suggestion box:

My problem is that I still wear maternity shirts 6 months after my second baby. My old stuff is just short somehow. So my big plan is that I want anything new I get to be the start of a new style for me. But where to begin? Chasing kids in skirts won’t work but maybe my jeans + tee routine must go? I would love to start shopping for clothes online but don’t know where to start. I also know I need to pay more but can’t bring myself to buy a shirt over $10. I just feel frumpy and unpretty. I star your posts in google reader but want to really implement your ideas but I feel like I’m starting from scratch. read more

Originally posted 2011-08-30 06:10:43.

Dressing Proudly

iris apfel quote

Some circles are vicious, but some are tender. Ever think about that? Ever realize that you can get caught in a feedback loop of positivity and remain wrapped in its tendrils indefinitely? Let me tell you about one of my favorites, one that I’ve had years of personal experience with, and one that I love.

When I dress well – in a way that expresses my creativity, in clothes that make me feel strong and beautiful – I feel proud. Holistically proud of myself from the inside on outward. read more

Originally posted 2011-09-02 06:09:56.

Body, Style, Body

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Your body is part of your style. Knowing about it, respecting it, and dressing it with care are all part of being a fashionable woman. Never let anyone convince you that learning to dress your physical form is shallow, wasteful, or unimportant.

Your style is part of your body. Since you don’t walk around naked, what you wear influences how your body is perceived. Never let anyone convince you that your unclothed body is the body the world sees.

You may feel that you can control your body’s shape, color, and texture but absolutely flounder when it comes to your personal style. As you explore the world of adornments – seeking forms and styles and pairings that you can adopt as your own – try not to let pretty things mislead you. Clothing, shoes, and accessories can be breathtakingly beautiful, but they must make YOU beautiful if they are to become part of your personal style lexicon. read more

Originally posted 2009-08-03 05:50:00.