Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style.What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed? What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style? The series is published every first Tuesday of the month.
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This month Anne-Marie tells us about her style!
My style when I was overweight was usually a tunic or dress, with leggings underneath. I was very happy with the so-called A-line, because I could ‘hide’ my belly. I did not really notice that I no longer had any figure left. I loved clothes, and I found it frustrating to see so many beautiful things but not being able to wear it. In my head I always had a ‘style’ that I would wear if I were once slim …
If you are overweight, and I have actually been for a big part of my life, it is difficult to develop your own style. At least, I found that difficult. Because often you do not buy what you like, but that what you can/can adjust. So I usually chose the best of the rest, in a limited range of stores like M&S, Miss Etam and C&A.
After a stomach reduction in March 2016, I lost 58 kilos. I sometimes say a whole Sylvie Meis.( a Dutch tv personality, very petite) It is impossible to describe what that meant for me. I still walk past a shop window and see a person who I do not recognize at first. If I do, my heart makes a leap of joy. Every time again!
But it was difficult to find a style of my own in the last two years. Because I had a different sizes every two months. Because I had no idea what looked good on me, or where I had to go for shopping. Because in my head I was still overweight.
But gradually, after two years of buying VERY MUCH clothing, I began to discover it. My new own style. And what is it nice to step into small boutiques and know that you can buy everything! In terms of size then, my money is unfortunately not infinite. And okay, I still do not have a size 36 (but an oh so nice 40-42), but in most stores you can do just fine with that!
Together with my husband (I am not small, he is tall – 2.10 meters!)
Two discoveries ensure that my closet is starting to take shape: I love skinny jeans and dresses. Especially dresses, I can not get enough of it! There is no finer and easier piece of clothing than a dress. Pull over your head, ready. Do nothing more! And then no more with a legging underneath!
In Thailand This dress is from Desigual and I also have turquoise one. I loved it on holiday in Thailand every day!
Or this dress, from Paprika (the smallest size!) With my favorite light blue jacket. Together with my handsome son (12) at the Concours d’Elegance in the gardens of Paleis het Loo.
I also occasionally wear heels, that was really a dream of mine. Well, those nice thick block heels: the height, not the stumbling! I notice that I am still a bit searching, I like this skirt for example, but I do not know how to wear it or to style it further. But I’m sure it will all work out just fine!
I’m sure it will! What an transformation Anne-Marie! Thank you very much for telling us your story!
If you want to find out more about Anne-Marie, check her blog My Happy Kitchen