I’m doing the Thirty Pretty Projects from Already Pretty to help myself transition stylistically and develop better ways of dressing my newly plus-sized body. I struggled hard the first week and haven’t found time to write about the second, but today I went to try on bridesmaid dresses. I found this fantastic dress and styled it with red accents…to great effect!
Maybe I know a bit about this style thing after all.
Coleen Monroe-Knight is a Colorado native who has left a trail of new homes for herself around the world. She's set foot in 30 countries and lived on four continents in the last thirteen years.
Her nomad homes are in Colorado, Chilean Patagonia, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, England, China, and Iceland. After more than two years of not traveling she finds herself on a family gap year after leaving China. Upcoming travels in England, Spain, Eastern Europe, and ????????? this year.
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7 thoughts on “Maybe My Style Is Developed Already?”
Ooo, that dress is gorgeous on you!
Thanks! I thought so…it’s not the one we got for the wedding, but it’s a goodie!
Gorgeous look. Great style, love the heels. Very good job! 😉
Newly plus-sized body?
Newly officially plus-sized. I’ve gained a bit of weight since this time last year, and although my boobs are always plus (plus plus plus haha), I had been wearing a size 10 in dresses/pants last year in Korea. I’m now a 14/16.
It’s hard to define because the high fashion definition of “plus” is a size 8, and the perception of “plus” is sometimes different from how I look because I’m tall. I’m sure you get it! 🙂
I definitely do! I’m a 10/12 in dresses but a 15/16/17 in pants size. I have the hardest time because being tall and categorically plus-size, I find that the style blogs I’ve looked at for “curvy” women don’t work as well because of my height or my specific dimensions. I also understand the boob thing too. Basically, Victoria’s Secret is my only hope for fitted bras that lift the ladies properly. Good luck, Coleen. This is a cool project!
No worries! Check out Fashion for Giants. It’s a style blog of a tall and plus-sized vitage-y lady. It’s pretty sweet.