Q&A Tuesday


Thank you for your blog and for adding direct links!  I’ve picked up a few great pieces.  My question is about shorts.  Is there an age limit on them? They all seem so short, would you recommend some longer options? – Beth

I love shorts, but finding a flattering pair feels impossible. I dislike putting an age limit on an article of clothing. However, I would draw a hard line at those crazy denim shorts that are so short the pocket lining hangs out. They are ridiculous. Ridiculous. I don’t care how fabulous your legs look. Unless you are shopping in the juniors department, because you are in fact a junior, leave that look for the kids. Otherwise, you look like you are trying too hard.

Other than that, there two things to look for: length and leg opening. You should be able to sit in them, without having to pull and tug at yourself every 3 seconds.Best bet is at least a 5″  – 7″ inseam. When you try them on, pay attention to the leg opening. If it is digging into your leg, like a rubber band, do not buy them.

These shorts by LOFT have a 6″ inseam, come in every color imaginable, and come in a size 00 – 18.  They’re also 50% off making them under $20.   Plus sized?  These Old Navy have a 7″ inseam and fit beautifully.

I can’t stand flip flops.  The thong between my toe makes me crazy!  Can you recommend an alternative that can serve the same purpose.  Thanks!– Connie

This is a common question this time of year.  Instead of a flip flop, look for a slider. You’ll get the same look and casual feel and be more comfortable.Just be sure you don’t go with something that looks like a Birkenstock 🙂  I like these white sliders from ASOS.  I also really like these black sliders by Topshop. 

Thank you for including plus size options in your posts.  I am a size 18 and am looking for a cocktail dress for the end of the summer.  Any suggestions? – Amy

There are a few really pretty options available right now.  If you are headed to the mall, our stylists love Nordstrom’s Women’s department. They have a lovely selection and you can get your alterations done at the same time.  It’s a beautiful thing.  This blush and metallic dress is trend right with very flattering beadwork.   Want something flirty?  This black metallic full skirted dress is so gorgeous .  I like this sparkly number by Eliza J, but not using a full figured model is annoying.

Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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  1. I am plus sized and I am in search of the perfect body shaper to wear under my dresses. I am just not sure that Spanx are the best bet for me especially because they do not last very long and the elasticity seems to wear faster than I think based on what I pay for a pair. Can you recommend a better body shaper?

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