Shape Up with Monroe and Main – Review and Giveaway
First, I have to say…I hate having my photo taken. All of our family albums are filled with pictures of my husband, kids and grand kids, but hardly any of me. I don’t like what I see in the mirror. My size and “shape” have been an embarrassment to me. Before I became a Fashionista, I NEVER would have dreamed that I would “put myself out there” for the world to see. Shelley, The Blondest of them All, and her Fashionista opportunities, have forced my to move out of my comfort zone, and that’s been a great experience for me. I’m learning to accept myself for who I am. I am no longer letting myself be defined by my size. I wish to publicly thank her along with Katy Rose and Monroe and Main, for building up my confidence and self esteem. I doubt that they will ever truly know how much this has meant to me.
How To Dress Your Body Type
It’s important to know your body type/shape in order to find the clothing that best suites you. Monroe and Main offers several infographics to help you not only determine your body type, but also to easily find the right styles to flatter your individual figure. You can also check our their Dress Your Body Type Pinterest Board!
First – Measure yourself the proper way!
Don’t hold your breath and don’t pull your measuring tape too tight. For best results, measure yourself in your under garments. I was provided with an easy to use measuring tape from Monroe and Main, to accurately take my pertinent measurements.
Second – Find Your Shape
Do you have an hourglass figure, or are you an Oval, Triangle Inverted Triangle, or Rectangle? I happen to be somewhere in between an Hourglass and Inverted Triangle (my bust and hips are wider than my waist, but I’m a little wider in the hips than in my upper body).
Third – What Type of Shapeware Will be Most Beneficial for Your Body Shape
I felt that the best thing for me, is to tuck in my tummy and backside and create a smooth look under my clothing. I chose the Simply Smoothing Brief in Nude.
Fourth – Pick the Prints and Colors That Will be Most Flattering on YOU!
In the photos in this post, I am wearing my tops with both dark jeans and a black maxi skirt. As you can see, they are both equally fitting for casual and more formal wear. I love the colors and print. The cut allows for plenty of extra room in the arms. Accessories by Monroe and Main: Sunglasses, Beaded Necklace/Earring Set and Mellow World Jasmine Bag in Plum.
Would you like to win a great prize package from Monroe and Main? Well, today is your lucky day. One winner from Libby’s Library will win a :
“How to Dress Your Body Type Kit” which will include the Monroe and Main measuring tape and a $185 Monroe and Main shopping spree for shapewear AND an outfit.
Be sure to enter for the chance to win both here and at the other 24 participating blogs. Here at Libby’s Library there will be chances for extra entries each day. Watch for additional photos of more looks with these two fantastic tops.
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