The flattering little tank dress for $56

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Leith tank dress xs, in 6+ colors! (armholes taken in), Hermes belt, Zara heels (similar with low block heels), Chanel wallet on chain

(UPDATE – this dress is now available starting in size xxs! Should fit very petite ladies better than the xs I have) I was first introduced to this tank dress by one of my best friends – she loved how versatile it was for everyday wear, and that it stretches to accommodate her baby bump! It has hundreds of good reviews online from women of all sizes, so it’s safe to say the cut is pretty universally flattering. Even though this dress is labeled bodycon, it’s not that clingy, nightclub-style bodycon that I avoid in my older age … the fabric is like a medium to thicker-weight tee shirt material, and it’s fitted on me but not too tight.

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The bottom half is a wrap style with gathered ruching along one side. Ruching is magical little detail that I love for it’s ability to camouflage “trouble areas,” and also for adding some shape! Since this dress is in regular sizing and not petites, the armholes on an XS were a little big and low-cut on me. To avoid potentially exposing your bra, you can wear a cami under or simply sew in an inch or two at the bottom of the armhole. This is one of the most common alterations I do to help regular sizing items fit better!

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Leith tank dress in “grey cloudy” sz xs, Sole Society low pumps sz 5, Uniqlo shirt

You can dress a piece like this up for date night / cocktail parties by adding heels and a clutch (easy way to mix in some high & low). Or, I also keep reaching for it on casual days styled like the above, with low shoes and a flannel shirt! FYI, I found the black and grey colors to fit a little differently at the armholes only (strangely enough!). The armholes on on the grey ran a little smaller, but it could just be the particular one I got. Nordstrom offers everyday free shipping and returns, so it doesn’t hurt to try on more than one if you’re debating between colors or sizes!

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I snapped these pics after filming an updated hair tutorial video on how to get bouncier, more voluminous curls, Hoping to post it over the next week or two, so stay tuned! : )

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