When you think curvy and feminine, you may not think active wear.
But many dresses from brands like Patagonia, prAna, Isis, even Vans are designed to highlight a woman's best features.
Midwest Fashionista, model, and designer Krista Reese celebrates her new role as a personal stylist for Keaton Row with invaluable posts on how to dress to make the most of your shape: pear-shaped, apple-shaped, hourglass, or rectangle (straight up & down). I loved one insight that Krista shared when she gave tips for apple-shaped women: find dresses with color blocking at the waist--what a great idea for any girl!
I've been looking for dresses with a waist-defining swath or stripe of a contrasting color all summer. In June, Krista and I shared some work and occasion dresses with waist defining from Piperlime (see the post here). Now I've found some casual, active wear dresses from a variety of affordable online stores, all of which I can vouch for as being safe and reliable with excellent service and allowing for easy, quick returns.
What shape are you?
Personal Stylist Krista Reese gives great tips on how to dress based on your shape on her blog Midwest Fashionista...
most active wear dresses don't wrinkle, so they're great for travel
This dress comes in several colors across the web. The black/white/gray combo seems to me elegant and appropriate for any occasion. The black waistband subtly highlights your waist.
Love how this dress subtly defines your waist with the darker flowers at the waist.
Flattering shaping on the bodice, and the A-line skirt is quite forgiving. Size up to ensure the waistband falls at your natural waist.
Getting ready for fall...
If you need a personal stylist, Krista would love to help you! We hope you'll visit Krista's blog Midwest Fashionista, like her Facebook page, & follow her on Twitter.
Defining your waist, part 1: