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What To Wear With An Open Back Dress…

Airbrush Tanparklane-55Lately, I’ve been dress obsessed!  While shopping for summer I’ve gravitated mostly towards them, ignoring shorts…for now, anyway!  Wearing a dress simplifies the question of what to wear;  you only have to think about one piece, add shoes and accessories and you’re done.  I love the fit, style, and vibrant color of this cobalt number, and what makes it even better is that its under $75!  (And, you can get it with free 3-day shipping and returns!)  I added a long gold necklace and nude lace-up heels (with gold studs!) to finish the look…block heels are my new best friend, they’re a comfy way to add major height!  

When wearing an open back dress I like to have a good stick-on bra and a bit of a (faux!) glow.  I wore a Nu-Bra Ultra Lite, and was happy with the support and coverage.  Styling Tip:  To make sure it adheres well, be sure to wipe away any lotion or oils from your skin before applying the bra.  Even a little will cause it to slip once your body heats up or you start to sweat!  You definitely want to avoid that!

As far as getting the glow, sometimes I self-tan at home, for convenience.  But, I never can seem to get the  super-even color and coverage I’m looking for!  (If you have an at home formula you love, please comment and fill me in!) Recently, with a few events to attend, I treated myself to a professional airbrush tan from The Tan Bar in Dallas.  Let’s just say I’m hooked!  I wish I could go every week!  It’s a little more expensive than at-home stuff or spray booths, but the result is so much better.  I got the glow/color I wanted and it lasted over a week.  

At The Tan Bar, they customize the color to compliment your skin tone and desired shade, and they have several different natural and organic formulas to choose from.  When the color finally started to fade, it did so gradually and didn’t look splotchy.  I used a sugar scrub to easily get the rest of it off.  Treat yourself to one next time you have a vacation or event coming up, you won’t regret it!  (Full body tan is $45.  And, after your first one, you’ll get $10 off your next one!  Be sure to mention that you heard about it on L&L!)  

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Outfit Details:  Naked Zebra Open Back Dress (wearing a Small) c/0 / Ivanka Trump Studded Lace Up Heels / Accessory Concierge Lattice Necklace / Kendra Scott Madolyn Bracelet (one of three in a set) / NuBra Ultra Lite Stick On Bra / Vapour Organic Beauty Lipstick in Au Pair and Aura Multi Use Stick in Virtue

Photography:  Beckley and Co.

Welcome! Loubies and Lulu is a Dallas-based fitness, fashion, and healthy lifestyle blog by Andrea Overturf.

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