Monday, September 10, 2012

Are you a marquise shape diamond?

The marquise shape diamond is thinner through the arms, shoulders, hips, and legs, but has a larger, fuller tummy and/or tush.


We are going to keep the attention up and on the face, shoulders, cleavage and neckline of an item. We're going to minimize attention at the waist and avoid a defined waist. Bottoms will be solid and in deep tones, flattering the tummy and tush.

Ulla's Wildly Wonderful Swirl Tunic, 25429, has beautiful stand-out accents that suggest Venetian glass in a graceful V-neckline and the tones deepen through the middle! Right where the marquise diamond wants it!

Ulla's Tonal Embroidered Tunic, 25427, has subtly shaded contrasting embroidery on the front yoke and half placket giving this soft plus size tunic a special richness in warm colors of Merlot and Autumn focusing the attention on the shoulders.

For playful, casual occasions, Ulla's Color Collage Knit Tunic, 25563, the rich palette and design scheme actually distract from puffiness through the tummy. The vibrant print takes over in a strategic way. For special occasions, Ulla's Chevron Sequin Front Tunic, 25439, is gorgeous with distinctive sequin chevron beading at the V-neckline, cuffs and right down through the center front, creating an elongating effect. Yes!

Ulla's Dimensional Jacquard Knit Jacket, 25560,  has an abstract animal design in a textured jacquard knit. Large black buttons draw a vertical line right through the middle, minimizing attention at the waist.

Ulla's Allover Beaded Vest, 25330, has an open front of semi-sheer georgette with beading and sequins which will layer beautifully over many plus size tops. This is a knock-out piece!

Ulla's Crepe Wide-leg Pants, 92820, have an adjustable drawstring waist, and slash pockets for a soft, graceful look. Easy to wear!
Ulla's Silver Moon Beaded Jacket Dress, 25226, is an elegant two-piece jacket dress that glitters with metallic silvertone embellishments and beading. The A-line empire waist tank dress has camisole straps and a sweetheart neckline which will emphasize some of the marquise diamond's best features.

Ulla's Sequin Banded Chiffon Dress, 15220, will also turn heads, it's a stunner and keeps the focus right where you want it, especially if you have legs you want to flaunt!

Please share your own tips for marquise shape diamonds!


Ulla Popken Stylist & Blogger

Feel good in what you wear.


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Anonymous said...

I guess I am a "marquise" shaped diamond from your description. I used to shop a lot at Ulla Popken. I became a bit disappointed with the shrinkage in the length of the tops. I am a tall plus woman and Ulla has "graduated" lengths...are size12's shorter than size 22's? No. I just want a blouse long enough to hit below my bottom. I want a v neck with 3/4 sleeves in beautiful jewel tones. But, what I get tired of is all of the loud prints and over-embellishments. Can't we accent ourselves with jewelry without our blouses screaming out from the neckline? Plus, why no shaping? No seams to show any shape at all? And, $$$.

Anonymous said...

I've put my finger on a few tops that are just what you are looking for!

Each of them has:
a 32" length, no graduated lengths,

great jewel tones but without much embellishment,

knits that drape like a dream and won't shrink,

V neck/open neck, and

medium priced! And...if you want to purchase them, please write back to me today, and I'll give you a coupon code for 20% off your whole order and free shipping!

The items are:
Cascade Ruffle Tunic, 25543, check out the Merlot color

Waterfall Sharkbite Knit Tunic, 24560, check out the Bayberry, Lagoon, Poppy and Emerald colors

Ruffled Viscose Spandex Knit Tunic, 24545, seek out this marvelous fabric, it never shrinks (although I personally only leave my tops in the dryer for 15 minutes and then hang them up to dry completely, never a wrinkle, never shrinkage)

Cable Front Knit Tunic, 25557, check out the Teal, Merlot and Carbon colors.

What think?

Anonymous said...

One more thing I'm glad to share...

Our design team has been listening to customers such as yourself, and beginning in November, will be offering several styles with more shaping!