Party Dresses for All Body Types
Tall or short, big or small— any body can look sensuous this holiday season.
By Katherine B. Weissman
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Donna Weinbrecht, Olympic skiing gold medalist
Growing up, Weinbrecht, 44, wanted to look like a dancer, petite all over. But a career skiing moguls gave her a strong—and hard to fit—lower half. With time, she's changed her mind. "Now I celebrate my body for what it allowed me to become and do," she says. Weinbrecht, currently a coach and mentor for young athletes, adores the "here I am!" vibe of this empire-waisted silk stunner. Its unique pleating masterfully draws the eye away from a wider bottom, and it included an excellent surprise: "I don't dress up much, so I wasn't sure what to do with my hands," Weinbrecht says, "The pockets made it feel comfortable. Like me."
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