Life Happens & sometimes as a result of that body image challenges arise. I think for a lot of us its a silent struggle because plastered across our pinterest boards, printed in magazines, blogged about, etc. there seems to be a constant norm of what stylish & trendy or pretty & polished looks like to the popular media.
Prior to launching our website and even 3 years later as I type this, i've watched my body as it has fluctuated up and down the size chart. When our weight goes up and down by a few pounds or more, or if we experience bloating from digestive distress, crazy hormones, or whatever, figuring out what to wear can become difficult. Even if body fluctuations occur from things as awesome as long awaited pregnancy or recently giving birth, All of us at some point will be scratching our heads in that dilemma of figuring out what styles, fabrics, or fits to embrace.
Below we have outlined 10 Must Haves for a Fluctuating Figure. Even better is the products we've referenced below are all under $75!
1. A WRAP DRESS
A wrap dress whittles the waist, flatters curves, and turns you into a bombshell. If your petite try reaching for a midi or mini wrap dress or if you are curvier or pear shaped look for a maxi wrap dress.
Wether you prefer prints or solids, this dress can be worn to work, but can also be dressed up for an after-work event, a wedding, or date night.
With the growing popularity of this style, the classic wrap dress has morphed into a variety of wrap-ish dresses too. In my experience, most of our customers have made up their mind as to whether or not they should or should not wear a wrap dress based on their body type.
Nonetheless, there are so many wrap and wrap-ish dresses out there, I urge you to try a few different styles next time you’re on the hunt for a dress. Don’t make the mistake of lumping all wrap dresses in together; they are not all created equal. Typically, you'll find that there are, of course, the tried-and-true wrap dresses that actually wrap and tie or belt. Then, there are wrap-ish dresses that are sewn together but still tie or belt. I encourage if you haven't tried either type already giving both a try to determine what suits your unique style and taste! Here are some of our FAVORITE true and faux wrap dresses.
TRUE WRAP DRESSES WE LOVE
3. Stuff With Spandex
This can be a blessing and a curse — the more spandex there is in an item, the more it will stretch (and, depending on how it’s made, even reshrink again upon each washing). We love the added detailing of
4. Elastic Waist Bottoms
I’m talking pants, skirts and even dresses with an elasticised waist can cope with weight fluctuations and be super forgiving. You can wear them higher or lower too depending on how you feel.
For example, I fluctuate mainly in my thighs and tummy. I find that wearing an elasticised skirt higher, at the narrowest point of my waist, is much more flattering than wearing it lower, around my waist. If I manage to lose a little bloat and have a flatter stomach, the same skirt can be worn lower on my hips.
Likewise, jogger style pants with a drawstring or elasticised waist – which are thankfully an on trend casual street style must – give you more room to move than a fitted, tight pair of jeans. We also love a high waisted wide leg pant. It hugs the narrowest part of the waist and makes for a chic and timeless look when tucked with a neutral relaxed fit blouse
Tunics tend to be forgiving and flowy, but are styled to look that way. (see below) This is an important point. You don’t want to start buying things two sizes too big to cover up the fact that you’ve gained weight. You won’t be fooling anyone and it won’t look good. Tunics are also wearable despite weight gain and loss– When in doubt for casual wear just remember this tried and true math equation:
Leggings + tunic + boots or sandals = great look on everyone.
7. Oversized Tops & Layers –
oversized styles have been on trend for some time and are great options particularly if you expect your weight to fluctuate, such as through and after a pregnancy.
From chunky cardigans and oversized jumpers through to oversized dresses, such as our Abigail Maxi Dress, these styles give you loads of room to move and will still look great if your weight/shapes changes.
8. Invest in Accessories
The day before Valentine’s Day is the most sacred of holidays: Galantine’s Day. Get together with your gal pals and just celebrate each other!
While we wait for Hallmark to get started on those Galentine's Day cards, we put together a list of 9 fabulous gifts to give the BFFs, moms, mentors, sisters, and other special women in your life.
1. DAINTY JEWELRY
Shop outside the big box, with unique dainty necklaces ranging from a perfectly golden pineapple to a dainty hot air balloon for the adventurous friend we all know and love!
2. SOMETHING MONOGRAMMED
Moorecoolers on etsy not only has eye catching Lilly Pulitzer Coolers but even prettier personalized gift options with their collection of Lilly Prints and Solid Color Options. It is THE place to hop for bright and colorful coolers, insulated Bubba kegs & wine glasses, mason jars and decals - all sharply dressed in authentic Lilly Pulitzer fabrics and inspired vinyl prints. They are offering 10% off your order with the code LUCKYDUCK at checkout!
3. PRETTY & COMFY SEPARATES
From Florals to Stripes, give the gift that will keep on giving with some cozy floral separates. Thinking of throwing a Galantines slumber party. Play some fun games and give a pair of floral leggings for the winner. Have a friend who just went through a break up? Gift her with our fancy floral lounge pants and keep her company with the Bridget Jones' Movie Series.
4. Judith March Hat
These trucker hats from Judith March feature phrases like Sunday Funday, Y'all or Lake Hair Don't Care. You'll love how comfortable and the worn in feel this hat as soon as first wear. The patches each one has are so unique and beautifully designed.
5. Totally Trendy Travel
these beautiful custom made bags are ideal for the world traveler, free spirit in all of us. All handwoven and beautifully embellished.
6. Get Graphic
we love graphic tees for their free spirited fun and flexibility! Give a hilarious, pun intended tee to your favorite gal pal
7. Cute Cold Weather Gear
With unlimited options from speckled knits to hats with pom poms you can find a hat or scarf for just about any friend. These popular slouchy beanies are made by Colorado Chick (C.C). The original CC hat has hundreds of positive reviews and looks good on anyone regardless of gender, age, face shape, and hairstyle (or lack thereof). It is, in my opinion, the perfect unisex hat with the perfect amount of slouch!
8. Pretty Prints
Let her hang something fancy from the walls of that blank space you always see when you visit her new studio apartment. Printables are a great purchase because you can print out as many as you want making gift giving a cinch when you have lots of friends to think about
9. Throw A Galantines Party!
No money for gifts?! No Worries. The best gift at all is giving your gals your time. Plan a sleepover for all your gal pals, go out to the bar in sweats or throw a babes only brunch. We included some of our favorite pinterest galantines party pics for a little inspiration!
Tis the season to deck yourself out and hit the holiday party circuit
Between Cocktails, Cookies, and Festive Holiday Cooking a lot of us quickly go from Jolly to "O Golly" when we take a peek at the looming holiday parties that fill our calendar this time of year! Why not sparkle just as brightly as the holiday lights in festive pieces made for celebrating the season?
SPARKLE IN SEQUINS
With intricate sequined patterns, these dresses are a full-on dazzler, yet they offer slip-on-and-go simplicity and a shape that’s easy to wear. Its utterly basic silhouette ensures that it will never go out of style. Figure Flattering for all our big booty babes, and those looking to hide any unwanted belly bulge from those holiday cookies that found their way from mom to your kitchen!
CLICK IMAGES TO SHOP ANY OF THESE STYLES!
Regal Black Sequin Dress - 44.00
Everly Let It Sparkly -55.99
VIVACIOUS IN VELVET
Velvet is all the rage. These 4 Velvet Dresses specifically stand out for the unlimited possibilities they possess. Pair with a duster cardigan for a street style a step up from the others or take our wrap dress straight from the office to after hours by adding a statement necklace!
A Stitch In Thyme Velvet Dress - 39.00
Another Everly Classic - Girl Meets Glam 46.00
Crushed Velvet Collide with Figure Flattering Wrap Dress Style. Designed in house made in the USA Enchanted Encounters Wrap Maxi Dress - 68.00
Ruby Velvet Slip Dress - 38.00
Warm-toned ladies, this sophisticated friend of yellow-gold leans in your favor. Much like fawn & beige neutrals, champagne-colored garments often clash with cool undertones. But champagne looks radiant on warm-toned fair, olive or deep skin. This gorgeous, bubbly color palette should be your go-to look throughout the party circuit.
Gold Girl Wrap Dress - 45.99
Starstruck Metallic Dress - 48.99
Nova Gold Metallic Dress - 59.99
Limelight Midi Dress by Everly - 44.00
LUXE IN LACE
Lace dresses are classic holiday solutions that will never go out of style. From Lace Fit and Flares to Lace Mini Dresses we recommend reaching for rich holiday hues to sparkle this holiday season
True North Lace Dress- 64.99
Give Thanks Lace Dress - 55.00
Love In Paris Dress - 61.99
Lets face it most days we roll out of bed and wish there was a magic button we could push and then poof (enter dramatic noise here) we would be dressed and ready to start the day. Unfortunately that invention has yet to be pitched on shark tank or surface on Amazon.
Luckily, our team has curated a collection of sweaters this season that makes it almost that easy to get dressed for the day. Staying true to the busy lives our customers lead, our collection brings versatility, comfort, and sweater shapes suitable to flatter every body type. So while we wait on that magic button, here are our top 4 sweater styles you don't want to be without.
THE DRAPE FRONT SWEATER:
Our drape front sweater styles are by far our best sellers. This year we expanded our Hamptons knit sweater (2nd image) collection from 2 colors to 6! This sweater is amazing for new moms who are nursing because of the drape front style. The sweater is lightweight so you can wear it now, layer it in the winter, and keep it rotating in your wardrobe when we shift to spring. Our favorite color is the oatmeal. It seriously goes with everything!
THE OFF SHOULDER SWEATER
Our Freebird Sweater checks the box on our list for must have fall sweaters. It is long enough to wear solo and looks awesome with leggings. The off Shoulder style gives those shoulders a little room to breathe as you move about the day. We love that it is oversized but at the same time, not too oversized to make us look bulky!
CHUNKY KNIT SWEATERS
Turtlenecks are especially trendy but any beautiful knit will do. They look great layered over skinny jeans or leggings and best of all no jacket required
THE BELL-SLEEVE SWEATER
So I know many people live for summer but I am a hermit in the summer. I don't leave the warehouse I don't like the heat but when its fall - all bets are off! Living in PA I love some good apple cider and a good pumpkin spice latte but what I truly love the most is the fashion!! The velvet, the suede, the leather it can all get pretty overwhelming when buying for the boutique.
In Today's Post I'm excited to share with you guys our new fall collection: Shine Bright. This collective blends an array of rich textures and festive hues into timeless silhouettes.
You can click the images below to check out these amazing products or you can click this link and explore the whole collection!
What Trends are You Guys Loving for Fall??
One thing we love most about fall are the cozier and more distinct fabrics. Velvet was big last year and we were so happy to see it resurface itself even bigger this year. This luxurious textile is the epitome of autumn style.
Satin is one of fall's most desired fabrics. Wether its slips or separates , the trend imbues sophistication with minimal effort
3. DUSTY PINK
We are embracing a slightly fresher palette to blend in and soften up our earthy fall hue go tos. This pretty rosy pink is great splashed on a duster cardigan (see below) or as a substitute for your normal go to camel peacoat.
4. FALL FLORALS
After all whats fashion without a little fun with florals!
5. DRAMATIC SLEEVES
From dramatic wizard sleeves and baby bells to split sleeves and poofy cuffs, there’s really no wrong way to wear this trend. We didn't get to fancy or futuristic on you but we do have this trend subtly popping up on blouses and dresses. Wear it solo or layer it under a jacket
Spring is officially here to stay and our spring sale is going on now so for this Sunday Seven we wanted to share the 7 must have spring trends no wardrobe should live without. All of these essentials can be found on our website
1. Bold Printed Maxi Dress
Here, there, everywhere … the printed dress has arrived! Flattering, feminine, and fun, it’s so easy to showcase your personal style when wearing this must-have. Make sure you select a pattern that reflects your sparkling personality. All of us here at Lucky Duck are loving the bold floral prints.
Denim dresses are a huge trend this summer but we can't neglect a good chambray romper or button up top. Pair a button up with White jeans to make a crisp statement.
3. Layered Necklace
Delicate layered looks are a huge trend in jewelry this spring. If you add one new accessory to your wardrobe for the season, consider a layered necklace.
4. The No Fail White Tee
Spring is the perfect time to invest in a quality white tee - we love these two for their oversized sleeves
It will go with jean jackets, utility vests, cardigans, shorts, and skirts. It is basically the every season top.
7. Off Shoulder Top
I’m not sure if there’s anything sexier than an off-the-shoulder top and I’m loving that these are coming back! I especially love them with a little boho flair. These babies all come in multiple colors to suit any wardrobe but we must warn you - they sell out quick so grab one before they are gone!
We hope everyone had a great weekend! We have been a part of Pinterests buyable pins program since launch and we love the amazing new customers we've met along the way. Over time we have learned that while a lot of the great content found on pinterest takes us to a website to purchase the look we just repined, a lot of the time we are lead to a website offering us nothing close to what is advertised or even worse the outfit costs more than our car or even more gut wrenching, half of the outfit is out of stock.
For all of you out there as inspired by pinterest as we are worry no more! Introducing our Daily AS SEEN ON PINTEREST LOOK FOR LESS section. Our team is looking to pinterest and teaming up with our buyers to deliver these captivating, street style looks to you & at a bundled affordable price!
Today's outfit we love for its trendy, relaxed vibe. These linen joggers are a customer favorite for their versatility. They are lightweight and a great jeans alternative. They can be found by clicking the image below:
Recently PIKO introduced a more relaxed fit V-neck tee! (yayy!) It has an oversized sleeve and slight extended length. It comes in 4 colors with more colors coming soon. The White Tee can be found here:
The Panama Hat is super on trend for spring. In the winter we offer amazing beanies by a company called CC. This season they have introduced a new line which includes a panama flat brim hat. It can be purchased here
How To Purchase:
Simply click the link to any of the product links below. Pick out your size. When you add that product to your cart, you will be given the option of adding the additional outfit items at a discounted price!
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