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  • From Plus size to not, what to wear as you lose weight?

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    Dear Sharon: I have undergone weight loss surgery and am about half way to my goal; just over 50 pounds gone so far. I have always been a plus size gal and I find that I have no idea where to start with clothes shopping in smaller sizes. I don’t know what looks good on me or where to begin. I don’t want to spend a lot of money yet, but need a few things to see me through to the next stage. Any…

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  • Revealed! Celebrity Spanx moments- We’re spilling the sucking in beans on what stars wear what shapewear

    Celebrity Spanx- what shapewears do the stars wear on the red carpet

    And, the shapewear Oscar goes to… Celebrity Spanx Moments… Who sucks what in…. Shapewear, baby, it’s THE way to go!  Red carpet fashion can be a bit awe-inspiring and unreachable.  And, what about those killer bods underneath those gorgeous dresses? Well, many of the bodies that are worked out to an inch of their lives get a little extra “help” too. Celebrity Spanx! There should be a red carpet for what is surely NOT your mama’s girdle.   Thanks to a…

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  • Top 3 Men’s Style Tips for Stylish Big Guys Clothes That Fit Right

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    Dear Sharon: I was hoping you could help me with a problem I have finding stylish big guy clothes that fit me correctly and need some stylist advice to find a flattering style. I am a large size man who hates shopping for clothes because nothing fits due to my unnatural body shape. I usually get an XXL which fits my shoulders, but it  is a little long and usually too tight around my midsection. However, an  XXXL is just too loose around my body….

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  • Help, I’m short and busty and need some clothing stylist advice

    Helmut Lang Belted Wool Cardigan Charcoal Petite A long and drapey open cardigan is gathered with a suede tie belt that subtly defines the shape.

    How to make this reader embrace her curvy petite figure with grace and style. Now doesn’t that sound better than short and busty? Dear Sharon:  I am 20 years old and 5’1″ with slim legs, hips, and stomach. However, I  have an inverted triangle body type with strong shoulders and a 34DD bust!  My boyfriend recently told me I have a beautiful body and I shouldn’t use my clothes to hide it. The problem is, I have a hard time finding clothes that don’t…

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  • What to Wear: From Now to Spring, try a retro flared skirt

    Gucci- Graceful and feminine, our fluid caramel linen canvas flared skirt is natural luxe at its best. Pair with wedge sandals and a whisper-light satin tank for retro-tinged sophistication.

    I love a look that’s easy-breazy and flattering on almost every figure type. As my mom would say, this look has my name written on it. And, it should have your YOUR name on it too. A retro flared skirt– like the Gucci flared skirt, pictured above– that falls just below the knee to mid calf is back for spring and you can start interpteting the styling in either Resort now or with a winter’s edge. It’s the kind of silhouette…

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  • Stylist Advice- Plus Size Layering, Define A Focal Point

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    Dear Sharon:  I am overweight. Sometimes I wear blouses open with turtlenecks underneath. Can you wear a scarf with the open blouse and turtleneck? (C.M. via Fashion Advice)   I’m not sure that I love the way you start out your question by announcing that you are overweight. Regardless of your size, we ALL need to make the most of what we’ve got which should come from a place of confidence and pride with our unique self. That said, what’s with ALL…

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  • The New Flattering Pants – Want It Wednesday


    As we’ve devoted this week to helping you score an updated, easy on the wear and budget friendly work wardrobe for the season ahead comes a selection of stylish trousers that we guarantee will make you look slimmer instantly… How you ask? Well just like the black & white knit dress from Phillip Lim we highlighted last week, color-blocking and plays on print have now made their mark on the classic work ready trouser. >>MORE: Stylish wardrobe options for the…

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  • Look Thinner in Minutes with Smart Color-Block – Trend Tuesday


    Color-Block, while not a new trend, does boast an incentive for checking-off top trends when considering the instant slimming 3.1 Phillip Lim’s body-con number is sure to do on you… That’s right, who’d have ever thought that a simple, no-frills dress, with no uncomfortable under garments, no layers, no panels -could work such magic? But take a look at the model above (f.y.i we do know she is a skinny model to begin with…),  who’s contrasting black & white dress…

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  • Stylist Advice: Age Appropriate Shorts And What Leggings To Wear To A Wedding

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    For our first round at Talk Thursday full of expert stylist’s advice, our new weekly installment of style & lifestyle questions from YOU for us to contemplate, comes TWO questions that everyone could learn a thing or two from  From Lisa-   ‘I like the shorts with platform heel look. I am not talking short shorts but at least a 5″ inseam. What I am wondering is what age is too “old” to be wearing this? I am not looking for a cougar…

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  • Beauty & Brains: Supermodel Discovery To Reduce Cellulite With BelleCore Bodybuffers

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Bellecore bodybuffer, an anti-cellulite product that is so good, it becomes addictive! Supermodel Nancy Donahue, a refined blonde in the way that makes the straightest of men drop to their knees is the genius behind Bellecore body buffers. Nancy and I have known each other for years as we share a mutual friend, Vincent Gagliostro, art director of FocusOnStyle. The thing is that when it comes to reducing cellulite, someone as lithesome as Nancy could be the last…

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  • The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide

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     Are you game? I’m not sure when the moment was exactly that took shorts from the casual comfy set to a de rigueur piece  in so many women’s wardrobe, but it did. The thing is, when it comes to shorts trends, MOST women just can’t get the styling to work. No matter how much they try or OVER try. Let’s get it right with the hottest styles this summer. We’ve even pulled some fab styles in the FocusOnStyle Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide…

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  • The Big Squish- Top 10 Anti-Cellulite Products Global Beauty Round Up


    Squish This, Get Rid of That: It’s that time of year again and we are all on the search for anti-cellulite products that work. Or, work more than enough to keep us just a bit happier and getting dressed that much easier… even strategically cut out swimsuits cannot hide cellulite on your thighs. While ridding cellulite permanently or completely from a cream may be wishful thinking for many of us, getting a very noticeable amount of smoothness and self-confidence really is a…

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