What are your Friday night plans?

Hey, did you realize it’s Friday? Got plans? Maybe you’re planning a Girls Night Out, or possibly it’s date night? But whatever your Friday night plans might be, I’ve got some ideas on what you might wear. (You never expected anything less of me, right?)

I recently held a style show, where I had local models showcasing outfits for many different occasions. One of them was a category I called “Let’s go out” and you can see four of the pictures from that night in the main photo for this post. (From left)

  • Our Ottoman Ponte Dress, with a “moto” vibe to is a great dress to have at your fingertips for any evening. It features faux pockets with silvery metallic zippers and it’s one chic, easy style to wear. Pair it with metallic sandals and a shiny bracelet.
  • Check out this soft and feminine Gypsy Top that’s just perfect for date night. It’s really two tops in one. The outer layer is a flowy poly-silk in beautiful dusty blue with 3/4 sleeves and a loose cropped cut. The second layer is a long v-neck tank top with gorgeous chantilly lace edge. Of course, either piece also can be worn alone or with another layering piece you already have in your closet. We pair this top in the fashion show with the Lace Capris to keep the look light.
Ruby Ribbon Lace Capris
  • Our next outfit also was all about lace, but wearing it with a different vibe. We took those same Lace Capris and paired them with the Trace of Lace Tunic for a monochromatic look with lace accents on both the top and capris. To keep the GNO or date night feel, we added sparkly sandals and some jewelry with glitz and glam.
  • Our last look is so fun – with this model wearing just one look for the DIY Jumpsuit. Honestly, you will wear this jumpsuit over and over and never the same way twice. You can style the scarf-like straps in so many ways. Here, we did something pretty traditional with a tank look that crossed across an open back. And, she wore beautiful heels for date night. Here are some alternate ideas for styling this jumpsuit.
Ruby Ribbon DIY Jumpsuit

We hope this gives you inspiration and ideas for tonight or your next date night or girls night out. Here’s to great Friday plans!

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Classic Bomber Jacket styling delivers Fall fashion vibe

Check the dictionary and you’ll learn that a Bomber Jacket¬†a¬†short¬†jacket¬†ending at¬†the¬†waist¬†with¬†an elastic waistband,¬†usually¬†having¬†a¬†zip¬†front¬†and¬†cuffed¬†sleeves.¬† That’s a great description of the new Diamond Bomber Jacket now offered from Ruby Ribbon with the 2018 Fall Capsule.

The perfect jacket for Fall, I think you’ll find yourself reaching for this often. It’s made from a¬†diamond double-knit jacquard fabric — think texture! It’s self-lined and features a ribbed detailed at the neckline and on the cuffs.

The bomber jacket may have started its life as a highly-functional clothing during the war but now it’s as fashionable as they come.

Here a few ideas on how to wear it:

  • Slightly obvious, but tuck your hands into the front pockets of your Bomber as you pair it with jeans, a t-shirt and sneakers for a classic look
  • Think #fashleisure by popping your Bomber Jacket (naturally over-sized) over athletic-inspired leggings and long tunic
  • Transform a little black dress with the boxy look of a Bomber Jacket for an unexpected twist
  • Go “all black” with black pants (or maybe our Ottoman Ponte Leggings), a black shirt and a black Diamond Bomber. Accent with metallics and you’ll just exude “cool”


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New colors, more sizes – happier you!

With our Fall 2018 capsule, it’s not just about brand new items. Sometimes, we just make what we have a bit better for you.¬† So, here’s the scoop on two updates to our current offerings.

Remember our super popular R&R Pants? (We sold out of them once already but they’re back in stock.) You probably already have a pair? Well, good news. If you want to LIVE in your comfy jogger-style pants, you can! We are now offering them in Charcoal Heather in addition to black. They feature a fold-down waistband with a drawstring and come in sizes XS to 3XL.

If you love our Sheer High Waist Brief, now we offer it in a wider size range. We added 3XL to our offering to fit more women. This garment provides control that shapes and smooths your midriff, tummy, waist and hips. Wear it with your own bra or with a Ruby Ribbon Demiette for comfort free from underwires.  So pretty with sheer details.


#R&Rpant #comfy #lounge #stylewithchar #sweatpants #plussize #rubyribbon #details #colorchoices #newsizes #newcolors #happy

Rock your Lularoe with the right pieces “underneath”!

A new Lularoe item can make you smile, with a fun or funky pattern that is “just the thing” for your wardrobe.¬† But if you have the right foundation pieces under, you can rock your Lularoe with maybe an even bigger smile.

Check out how you can rock your Lularoe with THE BEST foundation pieces underneath; get pieces that work for you but are still amazingly comfortable. Our “before and after” pictures always tell a great story.

Lularoe Randy

Say Bye Bye Bra and hello to a super smooth look with a Ruby Ribbon cami under your Lularoe Randy – a simple but stylish t-shirt with raglan sleeves.

Our model is getting great support without underwires from her Ruby Ribbon cami.  This look brings you comfort and confience both inside and out.

Lularoe Maria

The Lularoe Maria Dress features cap sleeves, a high neckline and a slight “high-low” hemline for a peak at your cute shoes.

Pair it with a Ruby Ribbon v-neck slip and Boy Shorts for a sleek look with no extra bulges.

Lularoe Perfect Tee

It’s the Perfect Tee from Lularoe with a fun swing shape and flirty side slits, making it super flattering.

Our Ruby Ribbon Demiette would be perfect under the Perfect Tee. You’ll get all the definition and support of an underwire bra, in an on- trend cropped style. (Or choose a Ruby Ribbon cami if you want a little more tummy shaping.)

Lularoe Julia

The styling on this Lularoe Julia dress is fun with the unique ruching the model added. And the color-blocking on this specific dress is so cute – feminine and flattering.

With a form-fitting dress like Julia, you definitely want the “after” picture, using a secret Ruby Ribbon weapon — the Convertible Slip with the most tummy shaping but with comfort. And, it’s also a supportive but totally underwire free option.


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What are the benefits of Ruby Ribbon shapewear?

Yes, we call it shapewear, because that’s what all of you are used to calling it and we want you to recognize what we do. But really, it’s so different than the shapewear out there that we need a new name.

Our products are revolutionary Рseriously life-changing foundations for any outfit. We deliver real results, and with comfort.  This is not your once-in-a-blue-moon torture device.


  • Support any cup size with NO precise cup-measuring required
  • NO underwire
  • Lift your bust & butt
  • Smooth your back, hips & waist
  • Sculpt a little bit or a lot but always comfortable
  • Banish bra and panty lines
  • Stay Put ‚Äď with our gripper edge that keeps your cami in place!

Editors love our product as do our customers.  90% of our customers return to purchase more.  And 90% tell a friend.

Want to learn more about Ruby Ribbon and get your questions answered, email me or join my online community.

#shapewear #byebyebra #brafree #revolutionary #outfitfoundations #realresults #comfort #support #nounderwire  #stylewithchar #rubyribbon  #smooth  #sculpt  #banishyourbra #nopantylines

Get the lowdown on Ruby Ribbon tankinis

A big thank you to my friend Carolyn H who took the time to record this snippet videos to help anyone shopping online see the features of each of four different Ruby Ribbon tankini tops.

Any of these tops can then be paired with either the Ruched Bottoms (my personal favorite and I got rid of every other tankini bottom I owned once I tried these) or the super cute Swim Skirt.


First, let’s take a look at the Bali tankini, which comes in two great prints with a high neckline adorned with a built in necklace.

Bora Bora

Next, Carolyn showcases the Bora Bora, my personal favorite and right now I own it in panther, tropical and black. The front of this top has figure-flattering ruffles.


Our third tanking to look at is the Lanai, a tankini that leaves you feeling very supported and features a swing top made for lots of tummy coverage.


Finally, check our our newest tankini top, the Kauai. It features a flattering sweetheart neckline and side ruching that ties to let you adjust the length.

Enjoy the videos and let us know which looks like it might be your favorite!

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#swim #bali #borabora #bathingsuits #lanai #kauai #swimsuits #stylewithchar #thankstomyfriendCarolyn #rubyribbon #summer #swimfashion #swimskirt

Can you see Joy?

Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? This one, one of the podcasts I listened to featured Ingrid Fetell Lee who has been researching Joy. She talks about the the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find ‚ÄĒ and create ‚ÄĒ more of it in the world around us. I wanted to share it with you.

I was intrigued enough by Lee to also find her website, which is a colorful burst of Joy itself. While I may not start decorating my home as a rainbow, I am inspired to think more about how I can use this information. And, it’s so interesting that it’s all backed by science.

I invite  you to connect with me for ongoing joyful discussion, join my online community. 

#joy #aesthetics #rainbow #podcast #recommendation #stylewithchar #rubyribbon

It's Strapless Season

It’s going to be 80 degrees here tomorrow and it’s definitely strapless season. Be sure you have the right foundation under your strapless dress or top. Our strapless slips and camis even come with detachable straps that can be used in various configurations to fit any neckline.
It's Strapless Season
Both items are available in both pale and black. And, they are designed to be worn brafree — no need to wear a bra and you’ll still have a super supportive undergarment.
Get out there and enjoy the summer knowing you look great.
#slips #cami #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #smartpowerfulbeautiful #smoothing #shaping

We made it into Oprah Magazine

Check out what showed up in the April issue of Oprah Magazine!  Super fun to see the Ruby Ribbon Sheer High Waist Brief featured. This sexy and modern look provides control that shapes and smoothes your midriff, tummy, waist, & hips. The waistband sits under your bra, and hidden elastic prevents roll-down.
Wear it under your favorite dress for a smooth look.

ruby ribbon in oprah.jpg
#stylewithchar #oprah #shapewear #comfortableshapewear #youneedthis

The JOY of Ruby Ribbon

Here’s the latest fun video featuring Ruby Ribbon leaders talking about the JOY they find with Ruby Ribbon. I have personally met nearly all the women in this video and you’ll be able to tell how fun they are. It’s part of what brings me JOY with Ruby Ribbon.

Your confidence will look amazing on you!

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