Stylish Summer Dresses That Flatter Figures

I recently visited fashion expert Heather, owner of The Purple Skirt Boutique in Ahwatukee and Dominque R in Scottsdale and she showed me what to look for in summer dresses that will slim and flatter different figures.  Check out these styles to trim the midsection area appearance, to flatter arms, how to wear a strapless, the trick to getting away with a white dress and more.  me on set dress segment 2015Her tips are right on and these dresses are beautiful plus you will learn some fab fashion lingo that will come in handy no matter where you go to look for summer dresses that are also travel friendly, so take a look…

And here is part 2 of the segment…

Transitioning Desert Fashions from Summer to Fall to Winter

Manic:  Figuring out how to wear my fall fashions this time of year here in Phoenix when it is cool in the mornings, hot in the afternoon and then chilly in our October/November evenings.

Managed:  Asked my friend and fashion expert, Heather who owns The Purple Skirt Boutique and is an expert fashion buyer and stylist.  She showed me a few pieces and gave me some good tips on how to stretch our budget beauty dollar by working with common clothing pieces that can be worn multiple ways.  I appreciate that and with her expertise, the outfits look quite nice, too.  Picture_2_Maxi_skirt_with_denim_jacket_as_described_in_articleIf you missed this piece that ran in my 202 Magazine September article, this is what it looked like and read on for a few tips and the link to read the complete column….fashion 202 articleOne of Heather’s tips that I swear by is the purchase of a good pair of skinny jeans like the Joe’s denim jeans shown in the picture below.  I purchased a pair from The Purple Skirt and I wear them constantly.  Not only are they slimming, but they hide a muffin top (which I appreciate after a good dinner out) and they stretch with me as I move.  Plus they are soft and super comfy and easily wash and wear right out of the dryer. These can be worn with flats and then in the cooler months with boots and a blazer. They are very versatile. Since I get a lot of compliments when I wear the belt that is shown in the photo below…I bought that from Kohl’s.  I should also mention that the heels are made with built in orthotics (believe it or not) and are sold at Foot Solutions.

Me in my Joe's jeans.  Thanks for telling me about these, Heather!

Me in my Joe’s jeans. Thanks for telling me about these, Heather!

You have got to check these jeans out.  For Heather’s additional tips and styles, visit this link to go directly to my article in 202 Magazine.  Once there, click the September issue and go to page 58.  My column appears monthly on the last page and I love writing it every month!

Spring & Summer Styles That Flatter Your Figure

Manic:  Trying to update and add a few warm weather pieces to my wardrobe, while staying on a budget and finding pieces that are flattering on me to boot.

Managed:  Interviewed my favorite fashion expert, Heather Cisek owner of both the Purple Skirt Boutique in Ahwatukee and Dominique R in Scottsdale to get the lowdown on the trends that are fashionable and flattering on our figures, too.  Heather taught me about the right kind of stripes to wear, how to make denim shorts work and more.  Plus I found some affordable fashions at Kohl’s, slimming undergarments and a line of dresses that the celebs wear that truly take you down a size or more.  I had fun doing my fashion research on this one, so check it out…

Fab Fashions that Flatter

Manic:  Shopping for hip and fun clothes that will flatter my 40-something figure and not make me look like I’m trying to dress too young for my age.

Managed:  Went to see my favorite fashion expert, Heather, owner of The Purple Skirt boutique in Ahwatukee and of Dominque R in Scottsdale and she shared some great styles and some wonderful ideas on how to dress in fab clothes that flatter, too.  Take a look…