I’m not sure what I’m doing for New Years, but I know I want to look amazing doing it.
I’ve started browsing stores around the city and online looking for a fun party dress to ring in the new year. I’m seeing a lot of sequins in the stores but I don’t think that’s the look I’m going for. I don’t want to look like a disco ball but I do want something glamorous.
For me glamor comes from the way a dress is constructed or the fabric from which its made. Since I was avoiding the sequin route, I thought maybe satin or velvet would a good direction to go and I came across two satin party dresses on ShopTranslated.com. Shop Translated is a new plus size boutique, and the two dresses I ordered from them are both strong contenders to take me into 2011.
My first choice is from the Shop Translated INES collection and it’s a more demure cut. This dress is flattering and slimming and I like the way the skirt moves, but I think I may save it for a Christmas party I’m going to on Saturday and pair it with a black cardigan and fishnets. Although I like it, I think I want something a little sexier for New Years.
The second dress I ordered is a satin sleeveless wrap dress from their INES collection (right). This dress is so fun to wear! It hugs tightly on my upper torso and then flares out in an A-line which hides my tummy. The low-cut neckline makes my boobies look awesome without being too trashy and the wide paneling on the front is flattering on my arms.
The only thing I don’t like about this dress is that it has slits up the side. Because I wear Spanx with shorts to prevent chub-rub, I might have to stitch the slits closed so that my Spanx don’t show, but that’s an easy fix… which this dress is my number one choice so far.
These are my first two options for New Years… which one do you like best?