“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ---- COCO CHANEL

Rightly said----Fashion sets no boundaries- anyone, anywhere, at any age, of any color, at any size and on any budget can be fashionable. It is all about the confidence you exude in whatever you wearing.  You must be wondering why the whole fashion philosophy thing today ??????
     Well, today's post is special and one of a kind. Recently one of my friend's from school contacted me with a style dilemma. She has had a baby a few months back and like all other new moms she is stuck in a style rut. Her body has blown out of proportion and nothing seems to fit her right. I can totally empathize with her coz 20 months back I was drowning in a similar pool of weirdness. Anyways, as her birthday is approaching ( and her husband is planning a dinner get together ) she wants to break free from this style coma and rediscover and dress her new body. So she reached out to me for help and there was no way I could turn her down. I took this as a challenge and so far I have been enjoying every bit of this " PLUS SIZE DRESSING CHALLENGE. " Thanks to my friend for entrusting me with this. 
   I have come up with 3 different outfits revolving around a skirt, a floral bottom and a printed shift dress. She could play around  the looks and the pieces to make em her own. I have tried my best to live up to her expectations. Hope you all like it and appreciate it too...!!!!

So lets take a look at the proposed outfits:-

skirt the issue

In this outfit,  I chose a black and white vertical stripe midi skirt because vertical is always slimming and elongating. The slightly pleated skirt here will draw attention away from a heavier top. Stay away from a heavily pleated skirt as it will bulk up your lower half. Pairing black and white with silky red is a classic, never go wrong choice. Talking about the shoes, you could either go for a bold metallic pump with some studded details or opt for a jewel tone suede platform like the blue platforms here. I added the lace black clutch to complete the look and to adhere to the essence of the whole lady like theme. Go light on the jewelry to keep the focus on the skirt and the bright top.

going bold on the bottom

One could never go wrong with a floral (or printed) skinny bottom.  It is feminine, flirty and provides with a palette of multiple color options. If the skinny doesn't appeal to you, go for a real straight fit jeans. It is slimming on every body type. 
Since here the jeans has hints of blue, I chose an indigo blue sleeveless tunic top and added a denim vest in a lighter hue to add some masculine interest to the feminine blouse and jeans. (Wearing a full sleeve jacket could also be an option.)The coral necklace sits perfect against the plain backdrop of the tunic. I kept the bag and the sandals neutral to balance the explosion of colors in the upper half. 

abstract print shift dress

A knee length shift dress in a clean geometrical print can be figure flattering if worn right. Choose the prints to your advantage.  If you wish to draw eyes away from your top, wear prints on the bottom and vice-versa. In case of a dress, choose smaller prints, stay away from big overwhelming prints. If you are bold, wear a bright yellow jacket in this case or else reach for a black one. When buying a jacket, give emphasis on the fit around the chest. The buttons should always close and should be shapely around the chest. 
To define you natural waist use a belt, thick or thin- try both. For the toes, I have picked an open toe ankle strap black sandals. If not this then you could wear some pointy toe pumps which again elongate your leg line. For the bag I wanted to go big but still keep it black.To finish the look I added some gold hoop earrings and gave any necklace a pass this time. 

I have tried to incorporate as much of the outfit ideas and tips possible in the above looks, but if these don't convince you, head to my PINTEREST BOARD for more day/evening outfit inspirations. 
If you have any questions related to these looks or about styling, I will be more than happy to assist you. Just inbox me at and I will get back to you asap.

Thanks for stopping by



  1. Fantastic work on the new look for your blog!
    -your friend in the neighborhood :)

  2. Saumya Shiohare a true diva and the most beautiful person i've known till date...thankyou from the bottom of my heart for doing this for me...i have been advertising your blog to my peers for the past few months but now i am going to make sure that all my friends follow your blog which is a blessing for all of us stuck in our own fashion coma...u truly are a genius and definitely the fashion queen......keep up the fantastic surely coming back to you for more advice in, Tulika

  3. Saumya, thank you so much for stopping by at my blog otherwise I wouldnt have recovered yours. I love those 3 looks you have put togehter and all the tips. Your friend can be so proud to have you as a stylist. Maybe you can take some pics of her new looks and share them with us, like before and after or sth, that would be interesting.I really love hte shift dress with the yellow blazer, so chic and elegant. I am looking forward what you have in store in the future and follow you on GFC and Bloglovin :-).Thank you for linking up with my series :-, it'a always fun to rediscover your oldies and wear them in a new way :-)


  4. Beautiful collages, I see floral jeans everywhere, I wish I could find a comfy pair in maternity section:) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful look with the link up party last week, would love to see you back today !!!!
    Many kisses

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