9/11/09

Denim fit tips from Dress Barn + a certificate giveaway!

*** The giveaway is now over.  L Higgin emailed me the correct answer.  The brand of the shoes were Nine West, and they were $5 on my recent trip to the Goodwil***. 


Here are a few tips from the style experts over at Dress Barn on how to make denim work for your shape.

Hourglass (your shoulders and hips are about the same size and you have a defined waist) :
  • Try a leg opening as wide as the thigh to balance out your hips.
  • Pick pockets with eye fooling details to shift focus to the back instead of the hips.
  • Try low in the front and high in the back styles for more coverage.
  • Avoid tapered jeans that accentuate your problem areas.
  • Avoid too much distressing around the front pockets.
  • Avoid side pockets.  They only add inches.
Rectangle (your hips, shoulders, and bust are similar in size and you lack a defined waist):
  •  Try a high waist with bold belt emphasizing the waist, giving an illusion of a curvy figure.
  • Try wearing low-rise, stretch jeans that hug the body.  Contoured waistbands can create curves.
  • Try flap pockets that can give the illusion of a booty.
  • Avoid a baggy, boyfriend style.  It'll make you look shapeless.
  • Avoid styles with a loose waist that emphasize a lack of curves.
Triangle (your hips are wider than your shoulders):
  • Try a high rise style to pull your tummy up and in. 
  • Try a darker wash to help hide flaws.
  • Avoid a lower rise jean that creates the dreaded "muffin top".
Now giveaway time...

The lovely Sara has sent me a certificate for a free pair of jeans from Dress Barn.  Unfortunately, I am unable to use it because I just realized that the closest store to me is an hour away, and I rarely have time to venture out over to that area. Bummer.  Look at it this way- my loss is your gain.  This giveaway is only for this weekend- I want to mail this out as soon as possible because the certificate expires on 9/30/09.  The first person to email the answer this question wins:

On a recent shopping trip, I had to pass on a cute pair of shoes because they didn't fit right .  What brand were the shoes and how much did they cost?

This should be easy if you're a regular reader of this blog.  It was really recent.  Sorry if the question isn't "denim related", I just thought of the first question that came to mind.  Giveaway is for US residents only.  Good luck!  Below is a coupon for 20% off.  Print it out and go shopping!

 
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