So guys, real talk right now. Have you ever avoided an entire style or trend just because you felt that it drew attention to a party of your body that you don’t like? Yeah, I’ve been there too.
For full transparency sake, I’ll be honest with you guys and let you in on my personal body issues. I’m most self conscience of my legs; they aren’t my best feature. As most pear shaped women can attest to, finding clothes that flatter you on the bottom half of your body can really be a challenge. Over the years, I’ve avoided wearing pants in general as I don’t feel very confident in the way that I look when I do wear them.
However when it comes to dresses, I got my fit and flare style down pat. Yet still, these past few years I’ve avoided one particular style of dress – the midi dress.
While I’ve always loved the style, I’ve avoided it simple because of my lack of height and the simple fact that a traditional midi style dress tends to fall right at the widest part of your calf. Not a good for me at all.
Here’s the thing, if there is one thing I’ve learned from starting this blog many moons ago is that we tend to be our own worst enemy. The one style of dress that I’ve avoided all these years ended up being the style of dress I get the most compliments on! Go figure!
Last week I ordered this dress from ASOS on a whim – something to add to cart just so you hit the free shipping minimum. Yeah, we’ve all been there too. When I finally decided to try it on, you know…just in case, I was surprised at how much I loved the white midi dress with it’s delicate floral embroidery. The best part of it all, the dress came in at under $100! Score!
I wore this dress to a brunch last week with friends and received so many compliments on the dress and this stunning tote that was graciously sent to me by COACH. The color is super vibrant and perfectly matched the embroidery details on the dress.
Moral of the story kids, never say never!
:: Photography by Christine Dubay ::