Wednesday, 9 April 2014
So I bought This Dress....
I am a relatively conservative dresser. Not in the sense of wearing suits and button-down shirts, but in that I had instilled in me very strong sense of not looking like a hooker and the fear of accidentally doing so has never left me. So I am somewhat terrified that if I wear anything short or tight or, heaven forbid, both short and tight, that I am veering dangerously into trashy territory. And yet I fell for this dress. I love the colour, I love the lace overlay, and although it is not an expensive dress, I am hoping it does not look cheap in both senses of the word. It is fantastically comfortable except for the part about not being able to bend over without showing more than I would wish to.
I know the rules:
Don't show legs AND cleavage
If you are over 35 don't wear a dress you can't bend over in
Don't dress like your teenaged daughter.
Hah! I don't have a teenaged daughter and my son would, quite frankly, look awful in this dress. Also, I hate rules.
I do not own any stilettos and am never likely to. In fact I don't even own any fancy shoes at the moment, so my version of wearing a dress like this is to treat it a bit like a tunic. Here is my casual styling of it. I would also pair it with boots and try out my leather and denim jackets with it. It's not really summer wear so it will go into the closet for awhile anyhow and maybe sometimes over the next year I will be invited to a party. Hahahahahahaha Okay, now I'm off to practice deep knee bends.