Pencil dresses

I’m a “curvy” girl (how I hate that word).
After years of diets, gyming, losing and gaining up to 7kg at a time.. I’ve decided to just try and lead as healthy a lifestyle as I can without depriving myself of the things I love (read cake, biscuits and chocolate).

I went through a phase in university where I didn’t buy any clothes because I didn’t like the way they looked on me, and I wanted to lose weight first.
That changed soon after, and I found clothes that compliment my body and make me feel sexy.
My ultimate “power outfit” is a pencil dress. It hugs in all the right places and really accentuates your curves.
Unfortunately it’s hard to get a good pencil dress in SA- Jo Borkett has the best ones, and Jenni Button occassionally has them. I’ve bought most of my favourites from http://www.asos.com/ (see my post on online shopping).
Here are some pics of dresses I’d love to have in my wardrobe!


This is a Victoria Beckham design- love the detail on the hips.


As I wear most of my pencil dresses to work, I like to keep the length on or just above the knee- but I love how this one highlights the waist area- usually the smallest part of most women!

How hot is this dress? Nothing like a white dress on a summer’s day.

OH- a secret (embarrassing) tip I have to share- I wear “tummy and hip hugger” undies with all my pencil dresses. The effect is huge- you lose all the flab and it creates a really sexy silhouette. You can get this from Stuttafords (Playtex) or Woolies.
Try it and see the difference!

xox
H