SUFFERN, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/12/12 -- According to a recent Gallup Poll, today's average woman weighs 22 pounds more than her ideal weight. For the many with a New Year's resolution to drop a few pounds in 2012, this figure weighs even more heavily on the mind. Losing weight is a gradual process; it takes time and commitment. But, according to the fashion experts at dressbarn, a woman can create a slimmer looking appearance now by choosing the right clothes and accessories.
"Understanding what's flattering to your curves, and what's not, can help a woman look her best," says Keith Fulsher, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at dressbarn. "Adding just a few carefully selected pieces and accessories to her wardrobe can help a woman dress with a sense of style and confidence now that will only grow as the pounds drop off."
dressbarn offers shoppers the following suggestions for "dressing down the pounds" while the hours they log at the gym begin to pay off.
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"Most women have the makings of some great looks in their closet, once they understand what works with their body today," says Fulsher. "And the fashion experts at dressbarn can help them select the right accessories and wardrobe additions to bring the whole look together."
The way a woman carries herself makes a big difference, too, adds Fulsher. "When you don't slouch and stand tall with your chin up and shoulders back, you elongate your body -- which is slimming. You appear confident, and that makes any woman look and feel her best -- at any weight."
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dressbarn, a division of Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA), is a leading national women's specialty apparel retailer offering quality casual, career and special occasion fashions. dressbarn stores carry styles in sizes 4 to 24, as well as shoes and accessories. Today, dressbarn operates over 830 stores in 48 states. For store information and to shop online, visit dressbarn.com.