Fashion

The floral midi dress

If there’s any length of dress that is the most awkward and hard to style for most petites, it’s the midi dress. I admit, I have a longstanding prejudice against midi dresses. More than mini, knee-length or maxi, I find that the mid-calf length of skirt or dress hits women awkwardly, shortening the leg length… Read More The floral midi dress

Fashion

Spring into spring 2019

The snow has melted, the buds are on the trees, and the flooding state of emergency is in full force in Montreal. Yup, it must be spring. I’m actually in the midst of packing for a move this year. So I’m in wardrobe-purge mode more than in shopping mode, trying hard to limit the acquisition… Read More Spring into spring 2019

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The faux-wrap dress

Ahhh, wrap dresses. Seemingly the best friend of every fashion blogger or advice columnist, and simultaneously the worst enemy of every woman who’s tried to put them into practice. Since the wrap dress was invented by designer Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s, the wrap dress has inspired a love-it-or-hate-it controversy. More than four decades… Read More The faux-wrap dress

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The short-sleeved dress

I was browsing at a retailer near my home today, and I found this absolutely adorable short-sleeved summer dress on the sale rack. Even though the fit wasn’t perfect, for the price, I couldn’t resist picking it up. There’s something a bit Asian-inspired about it, without it being over the top. And it’s a really… Read More The short-sleeved dress

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The fit and flare dress

The classic fit and flare dress is a great silhouette for petite pears like me. While many professional women are tempted to default to sheath dresses, they can be unflattering on those of us with shorter stature and larger hips. In contrast, the a-line of a fit-and-flare skims flatteringly over the hips, elongates the legs,… Read More The fit and flare dress