Q: I am a plus size and need some good websites for nice fashionable pieces.
A: I really like The Limited’s site Eloquii.com. The fashions are just right and the prices are good, especially for career wear. The popular British site Asos.com now has plus sizes called Curve. Very fashionable, inexpensive clothing. A few others are Sonsi.com, Monifc.com and CityChiconline.com. I don’t like the styling in these three sites, however, if you want to browse for specific, fashionable items, you can probably find it here.
Q: What styles are universally flattering:
A:There are many that work no matter what your weight, height, or shape is. A few favorites are the fitted sheath dress. It should be a sturdy fabric, hits right above or at the knee, and the neck line should be a v-neck or scoop neck. A black, tropical wool, boot cut or flare dress pant. This style will always balance your lower half. A pencil skirt that hits right above or at the knee, and a fitted, shorter length jacket. Always keep in mind the proportions based on your height, and remember that body slimming undergarments are key to many of these styles.
Q: What are the most important pieces to have in the wardrobe so that I never had to wonder what to wear to certain functions or occasions?
A: I’m sure we have all heard it before but don’t always think of these easy, uniform type pieces to wear. A great fitting black pant, jacket, skirt and dress will go anywhere, anytime. Depending on the function or occasion; luncheon, business meeting, funeral, cocktail party, etc, these are all perfect. Paired with the appropriate tops, shoes and accessories, these 4 pieces will take you from day to night easily! And remember, the most important part of dressing is to make sure the basics are well tailored and that the proper under garments(well-fitting bra, and if needed, slimming garments)are worn. These can make or break an outfit.
Kim Rodriguez is a personal stylist who has worked in the fashion industry in New York and Miami for over 15 years. She can be reached at 305-989-1671, or by email at Kim@KRpersonalstyle.com or go online to www.facebook.com/KRpersonalstyle.com