Poised and Polished

* Dress – H&M * Necklace – H&M * Pumps – Jessica Simpson Waleo via Nordstrom Rack *

There is really no other way to describe this dress but to say it’s perfect.  Okay, I did make a one adjustment I cut out the lining, that sucker kept bunching up on me.  I really want this dress in every color, it took everything in me not to buy the white version but I do believe I am going to make my way back to H&M and hope they still have it.  
This post is also the perfect time to discuss shape wear.  I was recently asked this question by Tia:
Can you recommend a good shaper?
I am not sure about anyone else but I have had my fair share of shape wear.  I don’t wear shapewear daily but on days that I need that extra smoothness under my clothes I wear this which I have on underneath this dress.  I have tried Spanx and they rolled up all day long and drove me insane.  I actually bought the Hanes Waist Hi-Half Slip on a whim while I was in Target one day.  I figured instead of trying shorts again I would try a shapewear skirt.  Shapewear shorts are okay but I like that fact that this slip feels and fits like a bandage skirt.  It does tend to ride up as a dress or skirt would when you sit but that isn’t a major issue for me. 
I was already feeling great in this dress but the control skirt gave me a little extra umph and made me feel more polished. 

Do you guys have any other good recommendations on shapewear? 

  • Dana M H

    I think I found you from Kimberley's Fab finds under 50… regardless, I'm glad I found you/your blog. You look so super sassy! I love this dress too! Have a great day!

  • Yolanda Eason

    You look nice!! Love be dress!!

  • Thank you Dana and welcome!

  • Thank you Yolanda =)

  • This dress is EVERYTHING!! I love it!

    I'm a fan of the Hanes Torset Shaper I got from Target last year. You can wear it with your own bra and it smooths out the tummy. I also likeย  brief shaper underwear, they aren't sexy at all but they smooth it all in!

  • You wear the sheath style dress so well, and the color is gorgeous on you!!

  • Zuleika Meade

    love the color its suits you very well.

  • Great dress! I bought it from H&M too but took it back – you wear it well!
    Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark

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  • Kareemtiheed Williams

    My mama is old school she stays in Maidenform…lol I wash her clothes too so I see.

  • I have a similar sheath dress from NY&Co and I love it also! My favorite shape wear at the moment is the Assets brand at Target.

  • Girl, don't make me go to H&M and get that dress too! It looks great on you. I don't wear a shape wear. I guess I'm old class and just wear an old lady half slip with dresses. I'm going to check out what you have though

  • Gorgeous!!! Wear ooh why are you tempting me to head to H&M??? Giggles ๐Ÿ™‚ I need a sheath dress in a bright color pronto. I'm glad you were able to snag the,Walero pumps. I want to wear mine again soon. Xo!

  • I usually wear the Flexess (sp) brand.ย  Nice dress.

  • Thank you for letting me know about cutting the lining! I have gone back and forth about buying this dress. My hips cause it to raise up..I like a shapewear skirt for dresses but I havent found a good brand that works for me.

  • Ashley Walton

    love those pink pants, did they come fitted like that, or did you get them tailored?!! beautiful as always

  • Tia

    Cupid brand, which is sold at Walmart and Walmart.com, is great…especially for my plus size divas!!!


  • Very sophisticated look! Love the pink! I was automatically drawn to your shoes! I remember ย some time ago prissy was on a mission to find me these waleo pumps in nude! but they were all sold out! finally found one but it wasn't my size! ๐Ÿ™ anyways they look amazing on you! very classy!ย 

    xoxo TY

  • yoyosfashions.blogspot.com

    Love the dress very classy!!

  • Thank you for letting me know about cutting the lining! I have gone back and forth about buying this dress. My hips cause it to raise up..I like a shapewear skirt for dresses but I havent found a good brand that works for me.

  • I usually wear the Flexess (sp) brand.ย  Nice dress.

  • Julie

    That shade of pink is so pretty on you!ย  Nice dress!

    I've never been happy with Spanx as they seemed to give me a "unibun" effect.ย  On the pricey side, but Iย am really happy with Wacoal's "Get In Shape Long Leg Brief".ย ย  It was just what I needed for a dress that showed my jiggles and cellulite without it.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And no "unibun" look.ย  I ended up ordering from Freshpairs where the shipping on US orders is free, and I didn't have to pay California taxes.ย  But I tried a few different ones on at Macy's (where I bought the dress.ย  I wasn't totally unethical.) to decide which flattered my shape.