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11 Outfits to Look Thinner, Bolder, Better in Midlife

[ 0 ] November 18, 2012 |

One of the biggest mistakes women of a certain age make is wearing clothing that’s too baggy or too boring. Tina Sprinkle, owner of Pilates 1901, had a closet filled with black and gray outfits mostly spandex — not anymore. She had her closet edited by wardrobe Stylist Jennifer Niehouse who has added red floral pants and a rocking red dress (see second to last photograph).

Jennifer styled eight other women mostly over 50 who recently lost between seven and thirty pounds after a 90-day boot camp with Tina. Check out the outfits she put them in below to bring them back into fashion and to flatter their new figures. These ladies showed their spirit and confidence on the runway, Nov. 10 at the Fab, Fit & Frocked Fashion Show.

If you want to look at least 10 pounds thinner (and don’t want to sign up for the boot camp quite yet), here are nine must dos:

  1. Get a bra fitting
  2. Wear quality undergarments or Spandex when you want to look your smoothest, tallest and slimmest.
  3. Wear structured clothing instead of saggy, baggy, low-quality material that clings to your problem areas.
  4. Turn to color blocking for its slimming illusion — white pencil skirt with tuxedo black sides
  5. Dress in one solid color to lengthen your body rather than breaking into two (hint all black can be scary, think all winter white, all pink)
  6. Wear heels (preferably same color as your tights or legs)
  7. Wear chunky jewelry to draw the eyes up to your face and away from your hips
  8. Find a brand of pants that fits you like a glove.
  9. Wear a cool belt — see models below

Now take a look at these runway outfits and snag the one that would make you look fab, fit and frocked.

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Tina struts ponte pants, rider boots, and a long belted sweater from Dillard’s of Oak Park Mall.

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Guadelupe Tredway struts her new physique in a slimming black dress and leopard jacket.

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Betty Mantz shows her rocker side in this Vince Camuto gold and black metallic skirt for $89, leather jacket with sheer back and buckle for $229, and booties.

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Kimberly Rode last 15% body fat and 30 lbs over the last year at Pilates 1901. She struts the runway in an outfit she once wouldn’t be comfortable in but looks terrific in now.

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Susie Brantman shows off her leaner physique in a belted Adrianna Papel Sequin Blouson Blouse for $120.00.

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Danielle Rose works the runway in a wool red shawl for $35, ponte pants, and so comfortable Donal J. Pliner stretch leopard baby calf kitten heels for $195.

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Guadalupe shines in the red Alex Marie Miri Taffeta Jacket for $119 from Dillard’s Oak Park Mall.

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Betty looks fab in this Antonio Melani winter white sheath dress for $179 and shoes with sparkle to round out the outfit.

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Patti Streeper in the middle looks stunning in her Christopher Blue gray animal print pants for $129 and fur vest.

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Tina works it in a red Antonio Melani Zella Dress for $179.00 accent with attitude and a feather in her hair.

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I felt fab in my Clara Sun Woo dress from Hall’s purchased for $90. Silky and flattering in a wrap style that channels Diane Von Furstenberg.

 

 

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