The Dress, for me!

Welcome!  With every blog post I will be leading you closer to your FEAT!  FEAT represents Flourish.Evolve.Achieve.Thrive…. which focuses on the evolution of the mature woman.  As we get older we change from head to toe.  This blog is a fashion cinematic of my journey to reevaluate and evolve into a brand new style.  Follow my blog and join me!

As a Fashion Merchandising student, we learned every aspect of fashion.  For over 38 years I have lived and breathe fashion.  I gathered valuable knowledge along the way.  One thing I did not learn was that as time moves on, so do our perspective of fashion and how it makes us feel.

Let’s begin by exploring a very important fashion fact that must be consider when meeting your FEAT.  The basic woman’s body type, which is forever changing.  No matter who you are your body will change as you mature.  So, let’s first review body types.  Many people think there are only 4 or 5 body types, however, there are 9 body types.  Most women fall into one of these body shape categories.  However, like myself, you could be a combination of 2 or more of these body shapes.

I fall between the Hourglass and Diamond shapes, although I AM working on my waistline.  Its a struggle my friends!  Nonetheless, until I reach my ideal mature woman body type, I will use fashion as my illusion.  The type of clothing you wear should always compliment your body.   You should always stick to those classic pieces that bring out the best in you.

Below, I am sharing one of my favorite illusion dresses from H&M.  This dress works for me in so many ways.

  1. The fit and flare skirt with pockets and hem line just above the knee gives the illusion of a slimmer waist and longer legs.
  2. The round collar tones down and compliments a larger breast and is the perfect base for statement necklaces.
  3. The quarter length sleeve gives the illusion of a slimmer upper arm.
  4. The zipper in the back helps to secure a curvier shape.


I have super skinny ankles so I’ve paired my look with a bright colored pointy toed pump.  This helps bring the eye down and compliments the fuller skirt.  Adding a simple large beaded hombre toned necklace, finishes a polished look for a day at work or even social event.