Can a simple dress make you look slimmer and more shapely, without the aid of body shapers, fairy dust, or unicorn tears? And if such a magic garment exists, could it be available for under $40.00?
Sometimes, wishes do come true. The Define Your Shape Dress from Avon is just $39.99, and it makes you look amazing, without heavy workouts, body shapers, or potions. It is also available in a huge range of sizes, from small to to 3X.
This color-blocked dress (also available in holiday-ready red and black) is a take on the now famous Stella McCartney Hourglass dress, but while it defines your shape, it won’t kill your holiday budget. Stella’s dress is lovely, but at $800+ it’s not for everyone. Avon’s version, however, in cotton/polyester/spandex is within everyone’s reach, and you’ll still get the illusion of slim curves with this figure flattering dress. Check out the way the fabric curves on your body to create an instant hourglass shape. The softly draped neckline is both elegant and feminine.
I got a sample of the Avon Define Your Shape Dress to wear test (no the woman in the photo is the model, not me!). It looked nice in the photo, but I admit that before it arrived, I really thought that at $40.00 it had to be (how can I put this nicely…) cheap. But when I put it on, I instantly looked sexier, and elegant. The fabric is silky, and the cut is generous but not baggy or too tight. It is travel friendly and machine washable. You might not throw Stella’s dress in the washing machine, but the Avon version is safe to machine wash and tumble dry.
Wear the dress for daytime with a jaacket, then dress it up with some glittering jewelry and pumps or strappy sandals, for holiday parties and a pretty and affordable evening bag. Avon has plenty of fashionable shoes and accessories to go with this dress and for holiday gifts.
My choices for accessories include this Glittering Stretch Bracelet ($14.99). in either red or white crystals with gold tone bars. The wide bracelet looks like it would be heavy on the wrist, but it quite light. The panels of crystals twinkle merrily in sunlight or artificial light, lending a nice counterpoint to the brushed gold “”nuggety” bars. All of Avon’s jewelry is nickel-free for those with sensitive skin & allergies to nickel. One size fits most. Put one of these on your wrist and add instant sparkle. The bracelet comes nicely boxed, if you want to give it as a holiday gift.
Another item in this collection is the Glittering Pendant Necklace in red or clear ($9.99). a lightweight square of brushed gold-tone metal is literally encrusted with faceted faux stones in red or clear. The necklace is 16 1/2″ L with 3 1/2″ extender. The large holes in the decorative chain means you can make this into a chocker (looks great nesteled into the small of your neck of the Define Your Shape Dress), or hang it full length on a sweater or turtleneck. It looks a lot more expensive than it is, and makes a great holiday gift. There are also earrings that match, for just $5.99
For a more delicate but still sparkling accent, The Abrianna Necklace and Earrings Gift Set ($19.99) in Gold Tone or Silver Tone is not just a great gift idea, it’s a way to add some holiday bling, without going overboard. A tiny, sliding half domed gold or silver tone ball, smaller than the sizeof a dime, are encrusted with Pavé rhinestones and twinkle on a delicate chain, 16 1/2″ L with 3 1/2″ extender. The pierced earrings are about the size of a pea, on posts. The set comes gift boxed for giving. If you’re at the office and don’t really want to dress up too much, this is the perfect little glittering set, and it would be appropriate for a young woman, as well. Add the matching ring ($19.99) or any of Avon’s other jewelry offerings, and your’re good to go to the party!