Saturday, April 7, 2012

Making Curves

I picked up this pretty pink dress while wandering through New York City.  It cost very little.  What appeals to me is the unusual design -- there are diagonal ruffles running down the front in a V-shape.  They create an illusion of curves to my cylindrical body.

Any thoughts?





40 comments:

  1. that dress is SO incredibly flattering on you. and the colour is incredible!

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  2. I agree those strategically placed ruffles are very flattering! The color of the dress is wonderful, too!

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  3. I agree this dress really does look great on you. The colour is awesome and it would be so fun to wear out to a party :) Great find!

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  4. That is one hell of a Beautiful dress! Looks Fabulous on you. I like it best with the black necklace!

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  5. The black necklace makes for such a fun contrast against the bright dress!! love it on you!

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  6. What a great idea to add shape and volume! It really suits you and the hot pink is very flattering!! I would suggest you turn the puffy shoulders into a plain stripe to take some extra volume off the upper part. And I prefer the yellow necklace! Kisses :)

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  7. Interesting cut dress. I'd get rid of the fussiness on the shoulders. I also prefer the yellow necklace (look theres Dimi!!!!)

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  8. I like it a lot! I like the illusion and it really suits you.

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  9. LOVE this! The length and silhouette suit you so perfectly. And necklaces, especially the gold, are beautiful with it.

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    1. you look really great! the color make you glowing, and make your body shape look perfect! :) happy easter by the way :)

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  10. Ah, jealous! It looks great. That color is killer...

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  11. Thanks, guys. Pink/purple is my favorite color. I try to wear clothes to match my blog!

    Happy Easter and Happy Passover.

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  12. What a beautiful dress! I love the sleeves too, they add a very pretty detail along with the ruffles. It does look fab on you.

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  13. Definite curves! And I love the black necklace!

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  14. The dress is fabulous! I think you picked a perfect color and perfect shape. I like pieces like this. Ruffles and structure can be great for creating different silhouettes. The sleeves are my favorite part.

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  15. It def gives you curves! Great choice!

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  16. Ow ow! This looks great on you! Love it with the yellow necklace!

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  17. Oooh What a fabulous dress! It does help add some curves. It's extremely flattering on you and I am loving that yellow necklace!

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  18. Whoa, the dress is amazingly flattering and really shows off those legs!

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  19. Anything that shows off those legs I am a fan of. I love the very bright color and even both of those necklaces work very well with it!

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  20. Very cute! I like it with the black necklace :) Hot pink + black = always a winner.

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  21. I think that dress is a good idea for adding some curve. You might also try fuller skirts. They are pretty popular these days so you should be able to find one.

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    1. Oh, and of course I spelled the website wrong. Voguewigs.com

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    2. Thank you, Cassy! I appreciate the help. And I don't think dreaming about friends is strange at all.

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  23. I love that hot pink color (I own a lot of pink). I think it looks best with the yellow necklace--very spring. The dress makes you look more curvy, and anything that shows off your amazing legs is a good thing.

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  24. I think this dress does the magic :)
    i love it with yellow.

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  25. I love this dress on you. Not only is the color absolutely stunning, but it shows off your sexy legs. Meee-ow!

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  26. Wow, that colour is amazing on you, Ally! So vibrant.

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  27. Love the colour of this dress and the different necklaces you paired with it! So fun!

    Fashion Translated

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  28. That is my absolute favorite shade of pink. It is very flattering on you. What a great find!

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  29. For starters, I think your legs are way prettier than mine! I do love the color and shape of this dress on you, and agree that it gives you a little va-voom in the hip area, a problem I struggle with, too, being pretty much straight up and down :P The long gold multi-chain necklace looks great with this outfit.

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  30. Yowza! ::wolf whistle::

    When i see you in this dress you look like YOU feel great about it and rightly so. It looks terrific n you! Love the bold color and how it does create the feeling of a more narrow waist. Well done!

    I do like the black necklace (is it feathers?) but agree with some of the other girls that the yellow one seems to work better. I think the size & weight of the yellow is more like an accent than a focal piece like the black.

    Beautiful, Ally :)

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  31. I LOVE that dress. You have really nice legs! I agree with some of the others, regarding the necklace. I really like the yellow, and the black necklace is pretty. But, I feel as if the black necklace takes away from the dress. :)

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  32. That is a very interesting shape
    I like it, and also think the color looks great
    I want to go dress shopping now :)

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  33. I just whistled at the computer screen. haha. You look so awesome. I love the curves this dress creates. The color is fab!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  34. I love that dress, it does create curves and the color is amazing on you, very pretty. :)

    Principessa Gabriella

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