Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Beauty of an Empire Waist...

Linda commented in my Atlanta post about how I looked. I have to say, that's the beauty of an Empire waist and a black dress :-) I have gained a ton of weight after my mom died, and am not as motivated to take it off as I should be so it was there for the conference.

But I am a total addict to "What Not to Wear," as is my daughter. The day I had to go shopping for my conference I had a migraine, so after a WNTW marathon, my daughter and I headed to the mall. She was hilarious (Mom, don't get that skirt, the stripes will make you look wider. Mom, try to find flat front wide leg pants. Medium rise). Stacy and Clinton would have been proud :-)

One of the tips I took to heart was the embracing of an empire waist when your hips are a little more generous than you'd like (my weight always goes straight to the hips and thighs!). It fits regardless of what you ate for dinner, and looks good on about anyone. DD helped me decide on each day's outfit--planning for conference is like creating a war strategy. Outfits for casual times, outfits for meetings with editors, dresses for the parties, and even what to wear to the Harlequin pajama party.

There's my big tip for the day. Empire waist + black dress = looking a whole lot skinnier than you really are ;-)



  1. I'm going to have to start watching WNTW. I've only seen a couple of episodes, but it sounds like they give some great advice!

    And I don't think it's just the beauty of an Empire waist. You look great!

  2. Overall, I'd say the WNTW people are right. I watch it so often, that I hear Stacy and Clinton in my head when I reach for something on the racks ("No more black, Shirley, get some of that teal and brighten up your wardrobe." "Put down the puffy vest. Repeat, put down the puffy vest, unless you want to look like Mr. Marshmallow.") :-)

    LOL -- thanks for the compliment. :-)



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