Momma Told Me: Learn How To #DressYourBodyType With A $185 Monroe And Main Giveaway

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Learn How To #DressYourBodyType With A $185 Monroe And Main Giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.
#DressYourBodyType in the most flattering way with the season's latest fashions and prints thanks to Monroe and Main's esy to follow How To Dress Your Body Type Guide. Dress featured: Monroe And Main Scuba Fit 'N Flare Dress, Monroe And Main Draping Pumps by Andiamo, and Monroe And Main Tribal Side Bag. Read more tips to flatter your shape at http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/ #FashionistaEvents #sponsored
Momma Told Me: This is your body, learn to love it.

Fashion and I have a love hate relationship. My body and I have a love hate relationship. Where some are convinced that a youthful body is the best body to have, I'm learning more and more that the power of one's fit and fashion has much more to do with the brain attached to the body. It doesn't matter whether you feel you are too short, or too tall, to busty, or too bony, bow footed, or poor postured; all your really need is the knowledge of how to work what you were born with. Every body can look like a model when it's dressed to flatter.

You say, "But, Jenna, I don't have the time to read articles and Wiki Hows on how to dress myself, and I wasn't endowed with a bank account fitting a personal stylist." I say, "You are in luck, my fashion hungry friend, for Monroe and Main has developed just the tool for people like us!"
http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/
The very first thing you need to do before you find your fit to #DressYourBodyType is throw out every preconceived notion about shapes, sizes, and age. Stare your fierce self in the mirror, in all your glory, play I'm Every Woman (Whitney Houston,) Man! I Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain,) or any other woman power anthem of your choice and dance it out. It's okay if there's no actual music, it's just you and your mirror, we won't tell.

Next, head on over to the Monroe and Main Blog (HINT: you can click the GIF above to be taken straight to the page in reference) and begin your shape and style revolution with Part 1 of their How To Dress For Your Body Type series.
#DressYourBodyType in the most flattering way with the season's latest fashions and prints thanks to Monroe and Main's esy to follow How To Dress Your Body Type Guide. Dress featured: Monroe And Main Scuba Fit 'N Flare Dress, Monroe And Main Draping Pumps by Andiamo, and Monroe And Main Tribal Side Bag. Read more tips to flatter your shape at http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/ #FashionistaEvents #sponsored While you're going to want to go directly to the Monroe and Main Blog to view the entire How To Dress For Your Body Type series, I've gone ahead and shared a little of what I learned in the interactive graphic above. Believe me, I don't have visions of walking the Victoria's Secret catwalk; but, in an effort to emphasize that we are all friends, and we are all 100% woman, I've gone and bared a little of my personal reflection with you. Hover over the image to explore measuring tips for the 4 main clothing measurements, and to discover some great videos, shopping links, and more!
#DressYourBodyType in the most flattering way with the season's latest fashions and prints thanks to Monroe and Main's esy to follow How To Dress Your Body Type Guide. Dress featured: Monroe And Main Scuba Fit 'N Flare Dress, Monroe And Main Draping Pumps by Andiamo, and Monroe And Main Tribal Side Bag. Read more tips to flatter your shape at http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/ #FashionistaEvents #sponsored
It's very important that you follow the tips for accurate measurements so you can make the most of your online and catalog shopping experiences. Be sure to remeasure all 4 main measurements every 3 months to allot for fluctuations such as weight loss/gain, muscle build, and more. After you identify your shape (I learned I'm an hourglass) Monroe and Main will help you select the right shapewear to flatter your shape and really make your figure pop. Shapewear is much more than a tool for women with curves- it can help lift the bust, boost the booty, and smooth undergarment lines beneath fine materials. Everyone can benefit from great shapewear, and modern shapewear solutions are much more comfortable than you might imagine!

I'd like to note I, personally, take my measurements with and without shape-wear on, and always keep both sets of measurements on hand. I find I lose 4-5 inches with a light hold body shaper, which makes a significant difference when wearing a formal fitted dress. If you plan on wearing a fitted outfit over shapewear consider taking your measurements over shape-wear and adding 1-2 inches for the right sizing and fit.
Once you have your measurements down and any shape-wear ordered and bought it's time for the truly fun part- shopping! I love shopping Monroe and Main online because they have such a wide range of flattering fits and fashions for everyone from Millenials to baby boomers. Their collections are constantly growing and I can always browse the seasons hottest trends through carefully curated collections of clothes. Or, if I'm feeling adventurous, I can browse hundreds of fashions by clothing/accessory type or style!
Monroe and Main is one of the few online clothing brands where I can find trendy, high quality, shoes in my size (Women's US 12.) Just look at these gorgeous Draping Pumps by Andiamo availible in standard and wide sizes! Their pointed toe and playful teal coloring were the perfect compliment to my, well, complimenting, dress, picked out with tips to flatter my shape.
#DressYourBodyType in the most flattering way with the season's latest fashions and prints thanks to Monroe and Main's esy to follow How To Dress Your Body Type Guide. Dress featured: Monroe And Main Scuba Fit 'N Flare Dress, Monroe And Main Draping Pumps by Andiamo, and Monroe And Main Tribal Side Bag. Read more tips to flatter your shape at http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/ #FashionistaEvents #sponsored
Once I identified myself as an hourglass I was ready to learn how to dress for my shape with color and prints. As a general rule of thumb, for every size and shape, Monroe and Main suggests, 1.) Don't clutter your outfit with too many bold colors, pair a bright hue with a neutral one for the best sucess, 2.) Avoid over matching by breaking up heavy prints with solid fabrics, and avoid repeating the same print with too many items, 3.) If you must mix prints keep them within the same color family. For my specific shape, hourglass, it was also suggested that I draw attention to my silhouette with a bold color or print that highlights my assets.

I think I accomplished this precisely with the Scuba Fit 'N Flare dress, perfect for Summer, or that daring Fashionista that just loves to stand out! This zipper back dress comes to my knees and is offered in plus sizing for the truly fierce hourglass figures. I kept with the geometric theme, while breaking up the print, and my waist, with a solid color thanks to a wide red belt I had in the closet. I also paired the dress with an easy on/off solid black 3/4 sleeve shrug that offered a little more modesty, as well as styling as the day progressed.
#DressYourBodyType in the most flattering way with the season's latest fashions and prints thanks to Monroe and Main's esy to follow How To Dress Your Body Type Guide. Dress featured: Monroe And Main Scuba Fit 'N Flare Dress, Monroe And Main Draping Pumps by Andiamo, and Monroe And Main Tribal Side Bag. Read more tips to flatter your shape at http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/ #FashionistaEvents #sponsored
While some might argue I bordered over styling with the Tribal Side Bag as my complimenting clutch, I found it's slender rectangular footprint and triangle repeating print was far too perfect to pass up. At less than $30 this bold accessory is a statement maker with any outfit, and a great addition to my handbag collection as a clutch or shoulder bag.
#DressYourBodyType in the most flattering way with the season's latest fashions and prints thanks to Monroe and Main's esy to follow How To Dress Your Body Type Guide. Dress featured: Monroe And Main Scuba Fit 'N Flare Dress, Monroe And Main Draping Pumps by Andiamo, and Monroe And Main Tribal Side Bag. Read more tips to flatter your shape at http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/ #FashionistaEvents #sponsored
As we march into Summer of 2015 this season's collections are full of vivid colors and bold prints you can now feel confident in wearing, armed with the knowledge of how to #DressForYourBodyType. But don't take my word for it, do another dip and twirl in the mirror to your inner soundtrack them head on over the Monroe and Main Blog where you'll find an entire tab titled 'Real Women' where you can answer some of your burning questions about fit and flattering every shape and style. After all, you are uniquely you!
#DressYourBodyType in the most flattering way with the season's latest fashions and prints thanks to Monroe and Main's esy to follow How To Dress Your Body Type Guide. Dress featured: Monroe And Main Scuba Fit 'N Flare Dress, Monroe And Main Draping Pumps by Andiamo, and Monroe And Main Tribal Side Bag. Read more tips to flatter your shape at http://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/real-women/infographic-take-your-measurements/ #FashionistaEvents #sponsored
Finding the right fit can feel like an impossibility when shopping without the right tools. Arm yourself with current and accurate measurements online, and learn how to flatter your shape with Monroe and Main's How To Dress For Your Body Type guide. Then, my wonderful, fabulous, fierce, dear friend, get out there and rock your body like only you can! And, if you're feeling especially sassy, a little Bend and Snap never hurt anyone! Find more great tips and styles on the Monroe and Main Pinterest board. Now, tell me, what's your shape, and how do you flatter it best?

What Daughter Says: Any woman can be a Fashionista when they know how to flatter their body!





Thanks to Monroe and Main and #FashionistaEvents, one Momma Told Me reader is going to win a "How To Dress Your Body Type" Kit and $185 Monroe And Main shopping spree good on shape-wear, clothing, and accessories!

Monroe And Main Find Your Shape

Each Fashionista is hosting their own Monroe And Main #DressYourBodyType $185 giveaway so be sure to visit each of the gorgeous women below to see their flattering fit, and enter their giveaway!

60 comments:

  1. I am an hourglasss as well. Solid colors are best for me -- too much pattern and I feel very conspicuous

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  2. I am a oval shape i should wear belted tops and jackets or dresses that
    help emphasize my waist

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  3. I took my measurements and I found out that I have an hourglass shape and I how I wear my clothes to flatter that shape is important. I should wear bold colors or prints that highlight my assets.

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  4. I think I'm probably an oval but I need to take measurements to be sure.

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  5. I learned that I am more of a rectangle shape. I also learned that once you know your shape, it’s easy to understand which areas to highlight and which you might not want to!

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  6. I'm a rectangle shape and A-line dresses are my go-to!

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  7. I am supposed to draw attention to my silhouette with a bold color or print that highlights my assets. I am not sure I can do that! I have a hard time finding bold prints that I like on me. I really love the dress you are wearing and that you wear it boldly! (It is also very Doctor Whoish and that is just epic.) :D

    Thanks for hosting!

    Warmly,
    Kate (Under the Sky)

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  8. I should flatter my oval shape by finding the natural waistline.

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  9. I learned that once you know your body type, it’s easy to understand which areas to highlight!

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  10. I learned that I'm a triangle shape because I have somewhat narrow shoulders. I always thought I was an hourglass because I'm so busty. (PS-Love the shoes on you!!)

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  11. I'm 43 years old and I didn't know the right way to measure my waist. Now I do! I believe I'm a triangle shape.

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    1. Sorry. I should wear an A-line dress or a belted outfit.

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  12. I learned that I should be pairing bright and bold colors with more neutral colors, I never do that so I probably look like a clown. Thank you.

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  13. I have kind of a triangle shape, I learned that I should pair bright tops with dark bottoms. Love your dress!

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  14. Looks like I'm rectangular!

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  15. I am an oval shape and I can flatter it with belted tops

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  16. triangle i can flatter it with wide leg pants

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  17. I learned I am a Inverted triangle and I should embrace styles that accentuate my waist.

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  18. I discovered I have an hourglass figure.

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  19. I learned that for my rectangle body shape, garments like belted or A-line dresses that define a waist will give my body great shape.

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  20. I am an oval shape. Thought I was retangular but I was wrong

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  21. My shape is Hourglass and apparently I can wear prints all over!

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  22. I am an oval shape and I have always wanted to try a belted dress but never had the courage to pull it off!

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  23. I thought I was hour glass, but I guess technically a triangle. But my shoulders are not narrow...
    I had some shapewear before and it always made me feel like I was going to throw up. Do you think different brands will feel differently? I am afraid to try again, but can tell from pictures that it works.

    debby

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  24. I guess I'm an hourglass. Just wish the middle of that hourglass was a little smaller! ha! And I learned that in order to mix patterns, you just have to stay in the same color family. Sounds easy enough!

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  25. I learned that since I am an oval, I should get structured and belted tops or jackets. This is total opposite to what I usually do. I instead get larger clothing that is not defined at all.

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  26. I learned that I'm an hourglass shape! I was surprised to hear that! I need to accentuate the smallest part of me....my waist

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  27. I learned that I am rectangular shaped.

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  28. I learned I'm an hourglass shape.

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  29. I think I'm hourglass and learned that I can highlight my curves by taking risks with bold, all-over prints and bright colors. Alternatively, I can downplay curves using a more monochromatic look with darker neutrals.

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  30. I learned that I am an hourglass shape. I also never heard of the way they demonstrate to measure your waist.

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  31. I learned that knowing your body’s shape is the perfect foundation for dressing well and choosing clothes that flatter.

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  32. love your dress and i found out that im a oval body shape and to accent myself i should wear belted top/jackets

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  33. I learned how to correctly identify my shape and make good clothing choices.

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  34. I learned how to take proper measurements and that I am pear shaped.

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    1. whoops meant hourglass :)

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  35. I'm a rectangle shape and I learned to try A Line dresses or belted styles to 'give' me a waist!

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  36. I have an hourglass shape and I like wearing bold colors.

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  37. I'm an hourglass and should wear bold colors and patterns.

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  38. I'm also an hourglass shape. It's nice to have it confirmed that I can wear bold patterns and colors.

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  39. Apparently I’m a rectangle — how unglamorous sounding! Interesting that I’ve always found empire waisted dresses to be the most flattering on me but they aren’t even mentioned here for rectangles!

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  40. I am an hourglass as well. I don't do well with many prints or patterns but I do love bold colors.

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  41. I can’t figure out what my figure is, I’m going to have to actually measure to see. That surprises me!

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  42. I learned that to downplay the curves of an hour glass type, you can wear monochromatic outfits.

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  43. I learned that prints are great for me to break up my rectangle. Awesome info!
    Stephanie
    steph 0828 at hotmail dot com

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  44. I learned that I am just barely an hourglass, but I feel more like a rectangle. I like to wear belted dresses or elastic waist to create a more defined waistline.

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  45. Wow! You are working it with that amazing dress! That purse, tho! It totally works! I learned that, while I am still an hourglass shape, the ratio between my waist and hips is ever lessening. One of these days, I will be a rectangle! But when that happens, I will be happy because I’ll know how to dress, thanks to guides like the one at Monroe and Main!

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  46. I learned that I am an hourglass - surprises me because my waist is not as small as it could be and I am very tiny.

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  47. I learned that I’m a hourglass shape and should wear bold colors and prints to accentuate my assets.

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  48. I learned that according to their infographic my body type is a triangle. Flattering clothes include anything that draws the eye upward (attention away from the hips).

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  49. Hourglass body shapes are defined by a waist that’s smaller than both the bust and hips. You have an hourglass body shape if your bust and hips are visually wider and similar in measurements, and if your waist measurement is smaller than the other two.

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  50. I took my measurements and learned that I am hourglass figure. I should wear bold colors or prints that highlight my assets.
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  51. I am also an hourglass. I learned that I should wear bold all-over prints or patterns. Honestly, I am a little nervous about that tip, but your print looks great on you, so I am willing to give it a try.

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  52. I'm a pear, but this was the line that killed me: "It’s a good idea to take your measurements every few months anyway – our bodies are always changing". Sad but true.

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  53. I took my measurements and am currently an oval. I need to find clothing that emphasizes a natural waistline. Tops that highlight the thin area just below your bust will add instant definition according to the infographic.

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  54. I'm an oval and it says I should add some definition by wearing structured and belted tops or jackets and dresses that help emphasize a natural waist. It's interesting, because I've always thought the opposite by trying to hide my waist. Very good to know.

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  55. I learned that I have an oval shape and should wear structured or belted jackets and tops.

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  56. Nicole Carter (Weasley)May 31, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    I'm a rectangle shape and it says garments like belted or A-line dresses flatter my type.

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  57. I have read a post similar to these on Monroe and Mains blog but it wasn’t as detailed but I find it so interesting how different patterns, colors, shapes can influence our overall appearance/look and flatter or not flatter our body shape, and by all means we prefer that they flatter!!
    I am an hourglass body type and would want medium support shapewear. Thanks so much for this great opportunity.

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  58. That dress looks amazing on you! I love the way you paired it with the red belt. Thanks for sharing all the body type tips!

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