In theory today's challenge should have been quite simple for me - the theme is "Belt it", and I do have several belts in my wardrobe. Younger, slimmer readers will no doubt say: "No problems there, Sue. Just belt up!" More sympathetic over 60 readers will probably immediately identify my problem: first, I have to find my waist, before I can add a belt to it! I think my waist was last seen when I was in my 40s, before the arrival of the menopausal spare tyre, and nowadays the plan is to skim over it lightly, not highlight it and reveal all its flaws.
I will give you the link to Imogen's thoughts on wearing belts in a moment. I would just like to point out first that I managed to think up a solution all on my own, before reading her helpful post. I am very proud of that fact!
There were several other factors to bring into the equation. Even when I was younger my waist wasn't that well-defined as my shape is what Imogen refers to as an H, with balanced shoulders and hips and hardly any waist. I guess that I had a boyish figure when I was younger and now - fat boyish is more like it. Also, at about 5' 1", I'm not very tall , so ideally I don't want to break up any vertical lines.
Read Imogen's advice here, by clicking on the link: belt it. She looks fabulous in her outfit and so she should, as she's a well-known highly qualified image consultant. I am a virtually unknown over 60 blogger, who tries to do her best with the body that she's ended up with and with a limited wardrobe. Yes, I'm getting in all my excuses before I reveal the outfit of the day!
First, showing the top belted - definitely not a look to go for!
The final version, which is far more flattering for those of us whose figures are changing - but not for the better. Another option would have been to add a jacket. Of course if it hadn't been for this challenge I would probably have just ditched the belt!