One of the hardest thing after I had babies was that no matter how much weight I lost my body was not the same. I had wider hips and (although I did not think it was possible) a larger chest. I’ve never been straight up and down, but before kids I could usually count on being able to find my size and have something fit.
Now, I’m lucky if I can eve guess my size much less count on anything fitting perfectly when I do get it. I have learned that women of a certain age should learn to love their seamstress. Alterations are my friend.
I discovered Shabby Apple * a few weeks ago. It is a company whose mission is to help women find the clothes that make them look and feel their best. If you go to the Shabby Apple website and answer a few simple questions about your body (be honest!) they’ll tell you which dresses and skirts will suit you best. How great is that? You can narrow down an entire field of clothes and be sure there will be no drooping hienes or popping buttons. The styles are fantastic. They are classic but still fresh. I love the vintage feel of everything on the site. The dresses and skirts at Shabby Apple are just so beautifully feminine. I want them all! I haven’t gotten my dresses yet, but I’m recommending them just based on the shopping experience alone. I’ll keep you posted with pictures as soon as I slip my curvy self into the dresses.
You can shop now at Shabby Apple’s latest sale which has everything reduced by at least 20% through July. Just look to your right, click that button at the top of this page or the picture at the top of this post and you’ll go right to the S.A. website.
*I was not compensated for this post but I Right Hand Mom is an affiliate site for Shabby Apple so I get credit if you shop through this site. Either way, I think the whole concept of SA is incredible and I’d tell you to shop there no matter what.
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