I realized my love of burgundy for being sort of a neutral but still a color, it’s kind of like navy blue. It is a fabulous color for the fall and winter season, because it is rich and dark but isn’t black. My friends and I had a Girls Night Out the past few days because many of my friends still have to go back to school. The issue with going out for me is that I don’t have any night life clothes. At least not the club kind. Tight strapless body con dresses in shiny stretchy fabric is not flattering to an in between girls’ body.
So I opted for a little scandal, but not too much. My burgundy blazer from the blog post “An In Between Girls’ Best Friend..” was a great cover up piece for my shoulders. I paired the burgundy blazer with a my black pencil skirt from Express, that I had received as a Christmas present from my mom to go to job interviews in. The scandalous part of my outfit was the bralette I wore without a shirt over it. It took a lot from me not to freak out in anxiety, but with the blazer over it I was just fine. My friends tried to convince me to take it off. Nope, not happening.
The first night out we went to a bar in Belltown, just up the street from Amber and Tia Lous, the clubs I went to for New Years Eve, called Seesound. It was completely empty!
The next day my friend Jessica had a hors devours party at her home in Bellingham, Washington. I wore my burgundy dress I recently purchased from Banana Republic. It has a nice heavy weight to it so it doesn’t stick to my “panza,” and it does a great job at covering my problem areas.
The key to dressing an in between girl body is to accentuate the curves, while camouflaging the parts that you are not too confident of.
I think the hardest part about dressing for your own body type is seeing other women who are more than willing to bare it all. The shorter the hemline, the lower the plunge, more sequins and more skin, whatever will get you the most attention at a bar or event seems to be the it thing. I would rather stand out for being too conservative than stand out for looking “like bread baking around twine.”