And … here’s the dress on. Such a bummer! The faux-wrap didn’t cross far enough to provide enough coverage for the chest, I’m sad to report, especially because I really loved the colors and style of this dress in person.
Even though this gorgeous dress didn’t work, I went on to try 37 more Anthro options and came up with 5 pieces I’d love to add to my closet. Now if they could just go on sale….
Now, I really don’t remember hardly any of my clothes from my youth, and let’s be honest — it’s better that way. But when I saw these pants, I was immediately haunted by an early 90s flashback of nerdy me in my favorite pair of white floral stretch jeans from 5-7-9 (does anyone else remember the awesomeness of that store??). I loved those jeans!
Even though I was a little hesitant to revisit the awkwardness of my pre-teen fashion choices when I saw these Citizens at Anthro, what can I say? My curiosity won out.
Throw on some cute wedges or kitten heels and voila, instant spring closet infusion.
2. A LITTLE LACE TOP, Ella Moss Lacy Longsleeved Tee ($68)
I loved this simple take on this season’s lace trend. The lace material is stretchy but not scratchy and comes in off-white, yellow, red, and dark gray. (Online, only the yellow and red are still available.) This is an easy top to give your wardrobe a quick little mid-season update.
I’m wearing this in a Medium with Anthro’s black reversible seamless tank ($24), the perfect layering tank for covering thicker bra straps (I have the tank in white, gray, and black and have worn them a bazillion times, so I’ve found them to be well-worth the price).
3. THE PERFECT DATE DRESS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, Maple “Unequivocal” Dress ($188)
An asymmetrical peplum waist, a pretty V-neck with ruching under the bust: what’s not to love in this gorgeous dress? My bust definitely looks a little more va-va-voom than I usually wear, but with the thick straps, the knee-length of the dress, and the 40s peplum waist, I felt more pin-up than center fold.
The cutout back is a little tricky for regular bras, so you could either try some double-sided tape or a strapless bra. I am wearing a size 6.
(I can’t find this dress on the website for some reason, but I’ll update with a link as soon as it’s available.)
4. A PERFECT MAXI DRESS, Winterbloom Maxi Dress ($398)
While this dress is a total budget-buster, I’ll be stalking it til it goes on sale. This is perfect for a winter getaway trip now and lovely come warmer weather in a few months. A long, wooly gray cardigan could make this work right now.
The top portion is a bit too long and the straps would need to be taken up about 2″ to keep this from hitting too low on the cleavage.
I like how this dress has a little mesh panel in the V-neck that hides some of the cleavage, too:
5. SOMETHING A LITTLE SHEER, Ruffled Tulle Boatneck top ($68)
Pair this cute little top with some red jeans and you’re good to go. Instant winter wardrobe infusion.
I’m wearing a small, paired with the black reversible seamless tank ($24) I mentioned before (see? I told you it works with everything!).
Sometimes I feel super restricted when it comes to style. Us DD+ girls can’t just wear whatever we want to trend-wise (see: this winter’s ubiquitous short sweaters). But most of the time I can’t help but at least TRY. Anthro had a handful of 40s looking jumpsuits that just called to me, and … well, what could I do but answer??
This silk wide-legged one was too funky not to try on:
And you know what? Even though the gray layering top isn’t the most flattering I’ve ever tried, somehow this still works. Maybe it’s that whole drawing-the-eyes down thing again, but I didn’t feel like this needed to accentuate this and minimize that.
Unfortunately, the back is so open you could never wear the jumpsuit on its own, and at $298 that just doesn’t work for me.
But the exercise was worth it, because at least I was reminded that it’s always worth it to experiment with trends and who knows? Maybe you’ll surprise yourself.
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