Five Fall 2011 Fashion Trends for Real Women

Work Dresses

Gray Dress


Ruched Shoulder Dress, $99 at TalbotsĀ 

Yes, dresses you can actually wear to work are very popular this year (thanks to “Mad Men”), which means your 9 to 5 sheath is all of the sudden a hot new trend.

Advice for Real Women: If you have a black or gray sheath (I’ve been telling you for years to purchase one as a basic foundation) then you’re all set. If not, stop and buy one right now. Trust me your cost per wear will be so ridiculously low on this purchase that you will actually get paid to wear it.

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  1. says

    This is a great list…no non-sense, budget friendly and great pictures. Maxi is just not a hemline that works on me :( but i tore the Victoria’s Secret picture above out of the catalog the minute i saw it. It is such an effortless and sexy look. I don’t know what to say about a leather skirt other than it scares me…the cut is somewhat prim and proper, but the fabric is rocker, so i have no idea how to balance out the rest of the outfit. If you go girlie then from a distance you look like a nun, if you go rocker then you look like a sadist up close…so i’m thinking…neutrals? Which is cool…but i love color! i feel naked without it! which is why i LOVE cherry red and mustard yellow pants for fall! So. Much. Fun. Speaking of fun, why not add a little to that grey sheath with a teal belt or emerald green pumps?

  2. says

    Yes yes yes!!! This post is perfection. You have organized a great list of affordable pieces for the everyday woman. I read that the average size of women in America is a size 14. I am a size 18 on the bottom and 12 up top (yep i’m a pear shape), and sometimes the things that are “hot” for a size 2 don’t appeal to me. Every piece that you mentioned appeals to me. Either I already own them or have them on my list of future buys. I will definitely feature this post on the blog I publish with a friend. Curvy girls, or Size Sexy Women as I like to call them, all over need to know about the budget fashionista! Fabulous, simply FABULOUS!

  3. Rachel says

    Also really enjoyed this post. I didn’t see the info for the maker of the leather skirt…I’m viewing on my phone so that could be the problem. @Jennell would love to get the name of your blog as well…also curvy here! :)

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