After a very busy June, I am really planning on enjoying the first week of July, with nothing on the agenda but enjoying time with friends and family. The last few days have been all cousins, all the time, which has been fun for all. My cousin Marian from Toronto came for her annual visit, with her husband Dennis, their daughter Georgia and her friend Dana. A few days ago, my cousin Lois arrived, leaving her husband home to oversee a kitchen reno, with her 3 kids – including a set of twins. Add my sister’s 3 girls and my 2, and we made quite a crowd. Today, at Barnes & Noble, someone asked me if they were all mine. LOL Most of the last few days have been spent poolside, catching up while the kids played, but Lois and I are planning a shopping trip soon. On our agenda: some chic swimsuit coverups and pants to suit her Style Dial #2 shape. Here, a few ideas to get the ball rolling:
1. Theory Max C Pant, $120 (on sale): This is a steal on this pricey-but-worth-it pant, which makes the editor’s lists year after year for a reason. It’s a perennial favorite and almost universally flattering.
2. Laundry by Shelli Segal Tunic/CoverUp, $178: I think this is the perfect coverup. Chic enough to wear with jeans and capris, modest enough for some coverage but airy enough to remind you that you are lounging waterside. The color makes it versatile and the open neckline and shape make it very flattering, especially for a Style Dial #2. Love!
3. Jennifer Lopez Chiffon Caftan Cover-Up, about $34, Kohl’s: For more coverage with less money, this dramatic style from Lopez’s very affordable collection for Kohl’s fits the bill. The details are pretty and well placed, and Lois is tall enough to pull it off. Also, the color would look lovely with her green eyes.
If your hips are the widest part of your body, or you’ve ever been called a “pear”, you might be a Style Dial #2! If so, follow the Style Dial #2 board from The Stylist Online for great style picks from me and other TSO stylists (like Susan Burkett, a Style Dial #2 master!) designed to fit and flatter!
Summer Picks for Girls with Hips