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« on: July 14, 2013 12:58:51 PM »

  I mostly love this dress, but I feel really square in it. The ribbon helps a little but I wondered if having the plaid be diagonal on the bottom part of the bodice would help more? I have a pear shape and I want to emphasize my small waist.

 

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013 05:32:06 PM »

The skirt looks a bit "droopy" to me. Perhaps if you redid the hem with a bit of horsehair braid to add some shape or even wore a modestly sized petticoat?

It would help the skirt to stand out and away from the body, thus making your waist look smaller by comparison.

If you wanted an even easier option, pressing and starching the bejeezus out of the skirt to give it some stiffness would also work and be a temporary solution if in case you don't like the look.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013 06:56:40 PM »

Maybe I should have mentioned that the skirt isn't finished lol. I was experimenting with different lengths and it's held up with pins and bobby pins in that pic. But, the horsehair braid sounds like a good idea. I've never used it before so it should (hopefully) be fun to try. Thanks for answering!
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013 11:11:32 PM »

From my point view, it is ok. I also love this kind of skirt. You look pretty by dressing the skirt. And you have a good shape.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014 08:12:35 PM »

I agree you have a nice shape.  But that nose!


From my point view, it is ok. I also love this kind of skirt. You look pretty by dressing the skirt. And you have a good shape.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014 10:19:23 AM »

I think it looks great as is.  if you have extra fabric you could try with the skirt on the bias but I don't think it is necessary
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