July 10, 2012

Curvy Girl Outfit: Empire Waist

Dress and Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: c/o The Lady Waits

I love wearing empire waist dresses. And no, it has nothing to do with my Pride and Prejudice fascination. *ahem* I simply like how they give shape without having to define a waistline and that's good if you're a bit curvy in the middle. I especially love the sleeves of this dress and the flowing skirt. Not to mention blue's my favorite (for today)!


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  1. I love Empire waist dresses, too. (And it does have a lot to do with MY Pride and Prejudice obsession!) I think they're elegant and feminine and fun--and I can wear them when I'm a few months pregnant, so it's a double plus. :)
    The book I'm working on now is set in 1792, when empire waists were just coming into fashion. I'm enjoying describing all the clothes. :)

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    1. Oh girl, put me in line as a first reader!

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  2. Love it, Catherine! And your hair is so cute, too!

    I, too, love the empire waist fashion as I am a fellow curvy girl. :)

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    1. Thanks! My hair's up pretty much all the time nowadays. I'm so glad empire waist dresses are in stores and back in fashion; at least I hope they're in fashion. ;)

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  3. I am obsessed with empire waist dresses. They are my favorite. And your hair and necklace are both so lovely. :)

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    1. I'm kind of obsessed with them too, Melissa! :)

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  4. LOVE the dress and your hair!!!!!!!!

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    1. Aww, thanks. It was fun dressing up! I was going out for girl's night. :D

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    2. I trust you had heaps of fun there too :)

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  5. looooooooooove this on you! perfection!

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  6. Love this on you- it's a gerat look, and your hair is amazing! If I ever let mine grow out I'll have to try that out- or in the mean time, I'll have to make my business partner let me do that with her hair so I can admire it lol :)

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    1. When my hair was shorter, I did it in tiny bits so it would look like one roll. Maybe that would work? :)

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  7. Cathy, I absolutely love you! You have always been so pretty!! Love your blog! Karen Hattaway

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    1. Hey Karen!!! You're so sweet, thank you. You need to start a blog with all your gorgeous photos! :D

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  8. i have recently bought a cotton empire dress from the thrift store. it is so comfy, and makes me feel pretty! you look great, and i love that color on you, too!
    so lovely to see you wearing that fun necklace!!
    -m

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    1. Cotton + empire waist = perfection. I loved wearing the necklace; it felt very summery! Thanks so much! :D

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  9. Love the hair style!
    And the dress really suits you :)

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