Shift Dresses – Perfect For the Wedding Season

It is almost here. Wedding season is coming. Of course, there are still some tasks you will need to complete prior to actually sending and RSVP back. First on the list is losing those holiday pounds (must come down a size to fit into that cute shift dress you saw the other day). Next is the outfit. Yes, you did see that in the window, but was it the perfect one? Really, wedding season is the time to meet people. You want to make a great first impression! Last, but never least, is hair. The Jennifer Aniston style is just not doing for you anymore. Time to find a new do!

As far as losing the winter weight, the old stand by works the best. Not only that, but it is that safest, healthiest way to shimmy your way into the shift dress of your dreams. You are probably racking your brain right now: grapefruit diet, cabbage soup for 14 days, a total cleanse. Absolutely not! All you have to do is eat healthy foods. Forget counting calories. If it grows from the ground, you can eat as much as you are hungry for; just try to keep it varied. Make sure you get some meat everyday; chicken, fish and lean beef are fine. Vegetarians can use beans, peanut butter and tofu to make sure they take in enough protein to stay energized and satisfied. Do not forget about grains. If you make it from scratch, use bulgur, flaxseed or another high fiber grain. If you buy it prepackaged, try to avoid anything that looks like white bread. Make sure the first word on the ingredient list is “whole”. You can eat dairy, eggs, even pancakes. There is no need to starve yourself or ignore your cravings, just be conscious of what you eat and keep 95% of it natural. Stick with this-and throw in some daily exercise-and you will be back to your old self in no time!

Now, time to talk about the shift dress. Who needs diamonds? Shopping is a girl’s best friend!

· Decide on your favorite color this season.
· Stick to a small print to minimize any problem areas.
· Choose neutral shoes with a heel to elongate legs.
· Buy your size! Do not go a size up in a shift dress to try to hide any extra baggage; this will make you look frumpy. You are working hard to get into shape, show it off.
· Keep it simple and stay away from white, you do not want to take away from a bride at her wedding. Bridezilla, anyone?

Finally, the hair cut. Shaggy is back and it will look super cute with a brand new shift dress. Chin length to shoulder length shaggy layers draw attention to the eyes because the cut frames your face. If layers are not your thing, keep it long and get a perm. Yes, the perm has returned and it is only getting more popular. Do not forget the most important part of the infamous wedding season; have fun!