Versatile options for midsize, plus, and petite figures
Featuring curated outfits from Guest Stylist Judith Gaton.*
This month we're extending a big Embrago welcome and hug of support to Stylist Judith Gaton! Judith joins us fresh from her Modern Charm School and Style Masterclass podcast where she coaches high-achieving professional women for confidence and style. After a fun and fabulous podcast conversation we had together about Fashion for Full Busted Women, Judith aka "Miss J" curated some incredible capsule collections for her members featuring Embrago styles as anchor pieces for the theme of "Stylish Comfort." Each capsule is designed for comfort and ease, versatile options, and as always, confidence-enhancing style!
Alongside Judith's picks, I chime in below with some of my favorite pairings, so together we bring you lots of great cold weather outfit ideas that don't compromise on style, and keep you cozy and comfortable while looking chic and sophisticated.
Stylish Comfort for Midsize
Judith's picks: "For cool weather capsule wardrobes, I chose the Embrago Princess Dress as the anchor to my Fall Midsize capsule collection. This bra-free dress with princess seams is a versatile centerpiece, perfect for pairing with a variety of shoes and accessories for endless outfit options. Wrap yourself in elegance with the wrap sweater, a timeless addition that complements any look with its sophisticated appeal."
Karen's picks: To me, the feeling of cozy at-home comfort is the best luxury, so the super soft and easy feeling I get from our A-line dress is my go-to. It's our longest style, and comes generously down to my ankles -- I'm 5'9" -- so I can get even away with knee socks and booties and skip the tights. (I love being able to wear good old fashioned knee socks while still looking dressed up! "No one's gonna know.") For a recent Sunday afternoon concert with a friend, I paired this style with a cozy sweater cape and a cashmere scarf, and chose a leopard-print ankle boot for an unexpected pop of pattern. I felt comfortable, relaxed, and confident, and my look inspired compliments from women of all ages!
When I'm going somewhere fancier, I like to dress up the same dress with upscaled accessories. Adding elegant jewelry and some ultra-femme heels with our glamorous liquid bolero in red -- creates a more formal and elegant look that's perfect for night downtown at the opera!
Stylish Comfort for Petites
Judith's picks: "The Bra-Free Body Con Dress will be your go-to piece. You'll exude grace and flair as you glide through the transition to fall. Add a touch of sophistication to any occasion with the cropped jacket." This look is perfect for the office, events, parties -- anywhere you want to look professional and pulled together.
Karen's picks: The Body Con dress also works beautifully for casual looks with denim and sneakers, the way models Shamel and Victoria wear it in the photo below. It looks put-together and elevated without trying too hard, and you can make it sporty and fun or keep it low-key. It's super practical because you can work or run errands in it all day. Then, just change your shoes and swap the jacket for a chic wrap or coat and you're ready for happy hour, dinner, girls' night--wherever the evening takes you!
Stylish Comfort for Plus Size
Judith's picks: "For those cool mornings and warm afternoons, slip into the effortless Bra-Free Fit & Flare dress, a versatile piece that will effortlessly transition you to fall. Complete your ensemble with the classic cropped jacket, adding a practical layer that keeps you feeling put together."
Karen's picks: The Fit & Flare is so feminine and fun, everyone goes straight to the twirl the minute they put it on! It's a perfect choice for when you want extra ease or volume in the lower half of the body, especially around your waist and hips. The flared skirt creates a flattering silhouette that gracefully skims over larger tummies and hips. And it also works the other way: it's a favorite with our customers who have big busts with very narrow hips, because it enhances and balances their smaller lower half. This dress is lovely on its own with your favorite shoes and accessories. Or you can add our overlay party skirt in your favorite color to add texture and dress it up for a special party or event.
Body Responsive Fit for Every Day
Embrago styles are perfect for layering, so you can dress for temperature changes and not worry about getting too hot or cold in an overheated or underheated space. Plus, all our tops and dresses are designed to embrace your curves and adapt to natural daily changes in your shape. You never have to "strap on the harness" of a bra or squeeze into the casing of shapewear to feel supported, smoothed, and held in place. Just slip on the patented body-responsive pieces with built-in full support, and enjoy a perfect fit and confidence-boosting style, every time.
On that note, our final outfit inspo for layered cool-weather looks is the Full Support Bra-Free Top -- as your first layer! It works as a supportive foundation underneath a blouse instead of a bra or shapewear. Top it off with a jacket, like Regina does below, and accessorize however you like.
(Bonus for us midlife ladies: no worries if you get hit with a hot flash! Just peel off all the outer layers and the organic cotton Embrago top will keep you feeling and looking cool and confident no matter what your body temperature is doing.)
* About the Authors
Judith Gaton is a "style coach for high-achieving women, as well as a certified life coach and lawyer. A "professor of glam and elegance," she teaches her clients that thought work is the key to a lasting makeover in her signature course and podcast, Style Masterclass. Through improved confidence and mindset, her clients see that they can dress and love the body they are in right now, so they can do the work they were created to do in the world. Judith's ultimate style philosophy: Confident Women Change the World. We couldn't agree more!
Karen Poirier is the Founder of Embrago and inventor of its patented body-responsive support system.