One of the Best Dress Silhouettes

Hi Babes,

Happy Monday! Babydoll, Tiered Popover, Empire Waist…whatever you may call it, in my personal opinion, this is one of my favorite dress silhouettes ever because it looks so good on many body shapes! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen Hollywood celebs like Rihanna and Sandra Bullock rocking this style. It continues to re-enter our stores over the years and thus into our closets because it is truly one of the more forgiving shapes. These kinds of dresses have 3 great features: the empire waist, the fit and flare and the versatility.

If you are unfamiliar, an empire waist was first conceived in Napoleon times when Empress Josephine (hence the name) was influential in popularizing the style back in the 18th century. This kind of waist line is so interesting because it falls right below the bust line and a few inches above your natural waist line. The empire waist’s high line elongates the body making you appear taller and encourages a thinning shape. It’s like magic! Because of the high waist line that essentially cinches around your upper rib area, it allows the dress to fall in a fit and flare form. It is fitting enough in the bust to make it sexy, while still flowing at the bottom to give you an incomparable comfortability level. I love how versatile this silhouette is. You can dress it down to run errands with a pair of sneakers or sandals, dress it for work with a statement necklace and flats or dress it up for a night on the town with classic pumps. It can literally be taken from day to night.

If you are looking for your next classic basic, I highly recommend trying on this kind of dress. I have pulled together a few options from different retailers with a variety of price ranges. I’d also be interested to see what kind of silhouettes you are most into in the comments!

Amazon (closest to the one I’m wearing above) // J.Crew // Urban Outfitters // Amazon // Shein // Asos

*Images in the slideshow are not my own, they have been pulled from the respective retailers sites linked above.

Sincerely,

Amazon Swimsuit Review

Hi there,

Summer is here and, contrary to many people’s beliefs, I think it’s here to stay for a while. Thank goodness! You may think the time to buy a new swimsuit is over BUT think of all the pool parties, Labor Day Weekend celebrations and inevitable Christmas vacations still to happen this year. For me, I approached buying new swimsuits this season in the most economical way I could think, Amazon! I have seen so many bloggers I follow buy and do try-on hauls with some amazing Amazon finds, so I wanted to see for myself what all the hype was about. The best part about ordering from Amazon (especially with being a Prime member) is that I ordered my three new suits on Monday April 15 and, I’m not joking, they were on my doorstep Wednesday April 17th early in the morning. It was so fast; I was already super impressed. Off to a great start!

Below are the three swimsuits I ordered! I thought since consumers are still so skeptical about ordering clothes from Amazon, it would be beneficial, for anyone considering, to provide my honest review of the three pieces I bought. Read on as I rated all three on a scale of 1-5.

Gingham Print Two Piece

The first one I tried on was the gingham print, two-piece. The quality felt alright to the touch, but when I started to put on the bottoms, I heard the elastic stretch what sounded like a little farther than it should. I was so nervous that I had ordered the wrong size, a size too small. After putting the whole swimsuit on, I didn’t mind the fit of it, but it was far from perfect. The bottoms fit like a glove, slightly cheekier than I am comfortable with, but the top is what was really weird for me. The straps felt way too loose even after tightening them all the way, and I felt like I could lose the girls at any moment, if you know what I mean. On a scale of 1-5, I would rate this one a 2. Don’t spend your hard-earned money here.

Red, White and Blue Pom Pom Two Piece

The next one I tried one was the red, white and blue, pom pom two-piece. I cannot rave enough about this suit!! The fit is absolutely perfect, the colors are so cute, and I love the pom poms as a fun touch. The high-waisted bottoms hit in exactly the right spot on my stomach to cinch in my waist giving the perfect hourglass affect, and the top is adjustable to completely fit your needs. I ordered my true size, and it was 100% true to size. It is all around a GREAT swimsuit. I was actually so mad that I only ordered this suit in one color. I will definitely be going back to order at least two more of the different prints in this exact style. On a scale of 1-5, this one was a 5!

Pink Leaf Print One Piece

Last but not least, was the pink and green leaf print one piece. Another great find if I do say so myself! Not only is the print so colorful and poppy, which is great for Summer or a tropical vacation, it also fit me perfectly. Again, on this one I ordered my regular size and it was true to size. I also loved this one because it has the same appearance of a bodysuit, which would make it great to pair with jean shorts or a skirt to wear out (I did this already, as seen above). The straps are adjustable, and the quality feels like a typical Target swimsuit which is where I normally buy my swimsuits from. This one was hands down my favorite so on a scale of 1-5, I would give this one a 10!

For my first-time buying swimsuits on Amazon, I was pretty happy with my purchases. Two out of three were complete successes and made me want to be a repeat customer. If you are considering buying a swimsuit from Amazon, I highly recommend doing your research, reading reviews and studying the size chart. It can be a little daunting since there are so many options and you don’t get to physically try a piece on, but I hope this post gives you the confidence to take the leap. I am definitely looking forward to wearing these swimmies for the rest of Summer!

Sincerely,