Ask Belle Roundup May 14
May 14, 2012
Thank you for putting a plus-size piece on the blog last week. I never lost the weight after my last child was born, and I’m finding it difficult to dress my new body. Can you suggest a few blogs that specialize in plus-size fashion?
Thank you, Katrina
If you’re looking for plus-sized style blogs, you need to start with Nicolette Mason. That girl has mad style. In fact, no matter your size that is a blog you need to be reading.
Looking for more suggestions? The Curvy Fashionista has an excellent blogroll featuring dozens of great sites.
I have not worn a watch since high school. I hate having to check my phones to see the time, and figure that I should at least get a professional looking watch. I’ve looked online at Coach, Ann Klein, and Michael Kors, and would like to keep it under $100, considering my watch-wearing past. Do you have any suggestions? (I also have tiny wrists, and those giant watches will just look like clocks on my arm.)
When spending less than $100 on a watch, it’s important to find a timepiece that won’t look cheap. This means you need to avoid faux-diamonds, trendy shapes and decorations and fake, plated metals. Personally, I like a leather or colored band in a traditional, versatile, style. But you can also choose a piece that makes a statement if you’re a bit braver than I.
Here are a selection of watches under-$100, some are classic, some are bold. Leather bands are especially good for the tiny-wristed, but if you prefer links, you can have a few removed. And if you’re a person who changes her mind frequently, buy a watch case (like example five) and a few bands in different colors. That way no matter what mood you are in, you can have a watch to match.
I have several summer weddings and I’ve been looking for a bra that is both strapless and backless. Any suggestions?
Depending on cup size, finding a strapless, backless bra is either is or a Grail Quest. If you’re a B-cup or smaller, try a NuBra. It sticks to the skin (and it really sticks) and stays put all day providing a little lift and decent coverage.
Need a little more support? This bra from Fashion Forms has a bit more structure. Need a lot more support? One of my well-endowed friends loves the Goddess bra line, says theirs is the only strapless bra that actually holds things up without causing back pain.