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May 26, 2011

31 Days Closer to a Cuter You! "The X Factor"

Last post of outfits from www.polyvore.com for the 5 basic body types ~
I created these looks for the X/hourglass body type.

Why "Moody Blues" works ~
v-neck is great for this body type as it opens up the area (especially good if you have an ample bust line; it just creates some room to breathe)
shape of the top mimics the X without being too form fitting
dark wash, bootcut jeans (good on most figures, but especially this one)

 "Moody Blues"

Plunge top
$22 - tillys.com

Naf Naf stretchy jeans
35 EUR - naf-naf.placedestendances.com

Banana Republic wedge heel shoes
$79 - bananarepublic.gap.com

Mar Y Sol raffia handbag
$89 - endless.com

Marc by marc jacobs jewelry
$250 - net-a-porter.com

D g jewelry
145 GBP - debenhams.com

Rebecca Norman stone jewelry
$135 - calypsostbarth.com

Why "Sandy Nights" works ~
scoop neck is great for the same reasons as the v-neck above
fitted through bodice w/o being too form fitting
plain shorts, no side pockets (side pockets and bulk are best on apple and inverted triangle)

Shoes ~ this style of shoe is great for elongating the leg b/c it doesn't cut off the ankle and the color blends in with skin tone

"Sandy Nights"

Proenza Schouler scoop neck top
$625 - editnewyork.com

Theory black short short
150 EUR - my-wardrobe.com

Opening Ceremony flat shoes
$465 - lagarconne.com

Rebecca Minkoff tote handbag
$150 - rebeccaminkoff.com

Gerard Darel watch

I adore this dress for every reason you see ~ the color, the neckline, the sleeves, the attention at the waist, the hemline. I WANT THIS DRESS. It's pretty and feminine and doesn't shout, "I'm here. Look at me!" But it's just so feminine and pretty and I love the color and, ok, I'm repeating myself.

"Natural Woman"
Alberta Ferretti glamorous dress
3.198 EUR - stylebop.com

High heel sandal
$1,095 - giuseppezanottidesign.com

Kimberly McDonald diamond butterfly earring
17,280 GBP - brownsfashion.com

Cathy waterman ring
$11,030 - barneys.com

Juicy couture bracelet
$70 - couture.zappos.com

Why "Going Gray" works ~ This top would actually be great for lots of the other body types, too, as long as it's roomy enough through the bust line for the apple and inverted triangle. And, not too tight in the sleeve. You never want a sleeve to make your arms look like sausages!
Pencil skirt is so good on an X body type unless you have a thigh issue. Then you will want an A-line skirt.
Take a good look at those shoes! Do you not adore those sling-back, platforms? This is a fabulous style shoe for elongating the leg.

"Going Gray"
Tunic top
18 GBP - bonprixsecure.com

Pencil skirt
105 GBP - karenmillen.com

Giuseppe Zanotti high heels
$750 - bergdorfgoodman.com

Proenza Schouler shoulder strap bag
$3,645 - lagarconne.com

Marc by marc jacobs watch
$250 - net-a-porter.com

Carolee LUX cocktail ring
$95 - bloomingdales.com


  1. I would definitely wear the Going Gray even though I'm not an X figure. Really nice!

    You've done a great job with all the outfits!

  2. Finally, MY body type. Yay!! I have always loved v-necks and scoop necks, just because I thought they looked best on me. Same with pencil skirts, dark-wash jeans and straight shorts.

    I have a love/hate with the flared or a-line skirt, though. For me, 10 pounds on my body makes or breaks it. Very flattering if I'm just on my smaller side, but not flattering AT ALL if I'm on my heavier side.

    Pretty outfits!

  3. This is fabulous! What a great compilation!

  4. Finally got blogger to work for me again...it's been days since I could comment anywhere or even log into my own account. Anyway, I am enjoying viewing all of your wonderful outfits however I cannot figure out what figure I live inside of:) I suppose when you put on so much 'fluff' you just can't see through it to the frame. So, I guess it is just baggy pants and t-shirts until ............