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Hints for battling holiday bulge


Snuggles out the window

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is a tendency to party too much, and therefore, eat too much.  If you are waiting until Jan. 1 to start worrying about the amount of calories you consume, here are some tips as to how to dress so you minimize any body challenges. Now, I realize I might only have one reader out there who has this problem, but I’ll take that chance.

Remember no one has a perfect body and our overall goal is to look great and feel great from the inside out.  As you select your party clothes for this year, here are some ideas to think about.

It is a rare person who can wear a sleeveless anything. If you are determined to do so, think about taking a wrap with you.  Even in Florida we can use a wrap.  Choose jackets that extend past the hips.  Cropped jackets and huge shoulder pads will make you look like a football player. (No offense to any Jaguar player).

You don’t always have to wear black. Think about chocolate and wine colors and grays.  Navy is another good selection.

Leggings are back so I will address this subject.  Leggings make the ankles look thin, but the hips look wide.  To be honest, leggings can be worn by very few….if anyone.  Check the mirror, front and back, before you leave the house, if you insist on trying to wear them.

High heels make the legs look slim and long.  If you can wear high heels, more power to you.  I watched a lady go into a restaurant the other day and she looked miserable with every step she took.  The heels were too high and she obviously was not enjoying the benefits of having her legs look slimmer due to the heels.

Avoid fabrics that cling because they show every little body challenge you may have hidden.  Stripes that go from top to bottom are a good choice but avoid large prints.

As you approach the end of the year, think about treating yourself well and enjoying all the festivities.  If you are storing lots of fabrics, take the time and go through them and either use them or give them to someone who will

Here is an idea for a New Year’s Resolution—start sewing again or even learn to sew.  Remember to sew the times of your life with love.


About Sally Cowan (51 Articles)
After Keeping You in Stitches for over 45 years, Sally enjoys her memories of events that happened on her way to retirement. Author of 6 books, lectures, teaching, and TV host on PBS and now has time for her many cats and Snuggles, the dog. She also loves playing trumpet in the Anastasia Baptist Church orchestra.

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