Balancing Boobs, Bums and Back Bubbles

BoobbackfatbaublesBride, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Bridesmaid, freaking flower girl….or none of the above?! Then for goodness sake, what are you torturing yourself about? If there was ever an event that wasn’t about you, this is it!

All eyes are not on you unless of course you down too many pomegranate martinis and start doing the hokey-pokey. Then why oh why are you torturing yourself about looking perfect? Would you settle for smashing, sophisticated and stunning?

This is a 3 part series on how to get there…stay with me ladies!
WEEK #1 – SMASHING – This week = The Foundations!

Okay then – let’s get to work.

Smashing #1
When is the last time you had a bra fitting? Are your girls smashed into some bra that is too tight causing the dreaded side boob? Get your boobs, all four of them (if you count overflow), over to Nordstrom for a proper measurement by their Bra Fit Specialists. A well fitting bra will benefit you by giving you better posture, a perkier, younger looking chest, a classier look in your clothing, the appearance of a flatter and longer stomach and reduced back pain by locking and loading them where they are supposed to be. 

bad fitting bra

A bra that fits well will give you better posture, a perkier chest and a classier look

A bra that fits well can take you anywear!       PLUS SIZE:

Smashing #2
With the ‘girls’ now in place don’t even think about smashing them into flatness by wearing the wrong style shaper! Yes, you just might need a shaper for the mid-section, as many of us are having issues not just in the front tummy area but the dreaded back fat as well!

Who wants to see that in your ‘wedding’ dress – remember it’s not about you, but as you can see – YES IT IS!
Remember my mantra – accentuate the assets (that would be the girls) and disguise the liabilities (that would be the front/back bubbles).
Check out these shapers – a girls’ best friend.

This tummy shaper is a girl's best friend

Smashing #3
The dreaded butt ‘V’. Remember ladies – you have to look good when you leave the room– so no panty lines! People watch you longer as you walk away because there is no eye contact that forces them to stop staring! So leave your granny panties in the drawer with your other ‘drawers’. Pop on one of these lower trunk shapers. Mind you, they are not like the old girdle days or even the original Spanx days where they were so tight our legs turned blue from lack of circulation. Now you can look good and still eat the dry chicken plate the bride will be serving. Check out my favorite non-smashing butt/thigh shaper available in nude or black – buy both colors, as you’ll want the nudie later for your traffic stopping summer white jeans.        PLUS SIZE:


Smashing #2 and #3 with one whack! The combo…

full body shaper

Okay ladies – stay with me for this 3-week tutorial on getting ‘wedding’ dressed, do your required homework all 3 weeks and you will be entered in a raffle to win a $50.00 Nordstrom Gift Card compliments of Doreen Dove Image Consulting (that’s me) so you can go buy yourself something smashing, sophisticated and stunning!


  • Take your lingerie OUT of the drawer and do an honest assessment for fit. Purge the ill fitting, worn out, downright ugly items.
  • Go to Nordstrom or your local department store, ask for the lingerie manager and be fit for a new bra. Buy two colors, nude and white or black.
  • Sign up for my Complimentary Time Management Recording so you can learn how to stop wasting time getting dressed every morning!
  • Post your progress each week at the bottom of this article in the comment section.


Tune in for week #2 SOPHISTICATED…where we will talk about the best style dress for your body shape to accentuate the assets and disguise the liabilities.  And of course, I will be providing a homework assignment on that post as well.


Tune in for week #3…where we will talk about how to take that special occasion look to the STUNNING level! We’ll talk legs, shoes and jewelry. And no escaping it – there will be homework.

I am looking forward to ‘gifting’ someone with the $50.00 Nordstrom card so you can ‘gift’ yourself with something smashing, sophisticated and stunning!

Doreen Dove empowers women to use style as a tool to take strategic control of their image. She is an image consultant, personal stylist and professional speaker. Her extensive background in all aspects of retail has uniquely qualified her to work with women of all ages and professions, coaching them to personal style success.

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