Let’s Talk about Those Love Handles

Before we talk about love handles, let me talk about cutout dresses. Cutout dresses can be so many things: cute, sexy, sleazy…I thought this one pictured below was adorable when I first tried it on in the fitting room. I was hesitant about buying it because I thought that the sides of your torso would be an awkward place for a cutout, especially for someone like me, who gets easily self-conscious about love handles. So let me first show you the dress and tell you about the pros and cons.

cutout black dress
Dress: One Clothing from Nordstrom Rack
Belt: H&M
Flats: MadLove from Target
All photos by Basil Sar Photography

So the cutouts aren’t bad at all, especially when you’re standing. The problem with this dress isn’t the cutouts, it’s the fact that the front is in the style of a button-up. Why? Well, depending on your body shape, the way the buttons are positioned, you can’t comfortably button up the dress.

For me, it’s that awkward moment where if you button it up to the point where it’s “normal” and comfy, there’s too much space between buttons so from certain angles, passersby can see there’s a gap between button to button and see into your dress. However, if I don’t use that one awkward button, the dress then shows too much cleavage. Wear a tank inside? Wish I could, but the cutouts are there. The only solution for me is to just wear a bandeau, which isn’t too bad. All in all, this dress was a hassle. But as one of my friends likes to say, “still cute, though!” πŸ˜‰

So what do you think about cutouts? Do any of you have this button problem too?


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