How to look slim in a long topper

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Fashion Friday, all!  Today, I am discussing how to look slim in a long topper.

And, in addition to a talk about how to look slim, is of course, an acknowledgement of the day.

So, I made sure this Fashion Friday style of mine included green.

Let’s celebrate first and then talk fashion!


how to look slim

Isn’t this face precious?  This is my grandson celebrating the day! And I smile every time I look at him.

He definitely has my creative spirit and loves to dress up and wear costumes…I showed you a couple of them in the past.

My heritage on my side of the family is Scotch-Irish, so we always acknowledged St. Patrick’s Day at home.

I am not into pinching people, but I do love to wear green…so join me and pull some out of your closet and wear it today!


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Most of you know that I love long toppers…kimonos, ruanas, cardigans, etc.

But, of course, the challenge has always been…how to look slim while wearing one.

Most toppers are very oversized and will add weight to our looks and it has happened to me often in the past.

So, when I began to lose weight, I thought I would have to give up wearing the long toppers I love so much.

Until, I met this one and saw how to look slim in it.

This garment is pricey, but when I put it on, it was worth every penny to me because of the design. 

It is designed to slim down and not bulk up by how it hugs the body.  Most toppers are boxy and have little design or structure to them.

This is the Bryn Walker Anja Silk Floral Print Sheer Short Sleeve Cardigan.

For me, this is a perfect piece to add to my wardrobe where I took away many oversized toppers.  They are no longer hanging in the closet and up for sale.

I am wearing a size MEDIUM here…that is sizing down for me.

Now, you can also wear it with matching pants: The Bryn Walker Osca Floral Print Silk Wide Leg Pull-On Pants.

But, that is not how to look slim…the pants with the topper would actually make me look larger.

How to look slim in the topper includes a column of color underneath it and today I wore it with olive green.  Both pieces have been in my closet a long time.

The topper is perfect to me…it meets my colors, has a little sleeve on it, and is slimming.  I love the flowy feminine feel for warm weather.

Also, how to look slim includes the V-Neck Top…it draws the eye down and opens up the face…all slimming techniques.

Because of the colors in the topper, I wore my rose gold Fit Flops.  This will be a favorite outfit during spring and summer.

Don’t assume that all toppers are overpowering.  It has everything with the design and I always size down in toppers.

I also like the shorter kimonos and now look at kimonos in petite sizes for a better fit.

And if you like the print and not looking for a topper, check out the Bryn Walker Bess Floral Silk Crew Neck Short Sleeve Shirt.

I hope this helps those of you who are like me and love the style, but want to know how to look slim in it.


NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) has spring colors, and all are 25% off through Monday with the code SPRING25.

JJILL just released some new styles for spring

Chico’s Dresses and Shoes are 25% off

If you have any suggestions on how to look slim in a topper, then please add them.  I will be back tomorrow with Jennifer for something new...for those who celebrate today, have fun and always….


Pamela Lutrell

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