I used to wear dresses all the time. "Used to" meaning when I was skinny. Before I was pregnant with Mackenzie, I had stopped wearing dresses mainly because I became self-conscious of my pale, white skin and the weight I had gained.
Then I got pregnant. For those who don't know, when you are pregnant, you pretty much will wear what's cool and comfortable. For me, this meant no waistband, ie: dresses. Once I had Mackenzie, I was back to my old clothes without any dresses.
Last year I bought this dress and it became my favorite.
I wore it at least every other week to work and probably would have worn it every week, but I didn't want to look like I didn't have any clothes.
A few months ago, I finally decided that I needed to wear dresses again, no matter my skin tone or weight. I also told myself that if I wasn't going to do anything about my flappy upper arms, then I can't be self conscious about them. Therefore I might as well wear cool, comfortable, sleeveless tops/dresses in the Houston heat and humidity.
So, I started with these two dresses - sleeveless and knee length:
I really like the style of the black and white one and love the colors in the grey/green dress. My shoes that I blogged about last week with my "chubby ankle" are perfect with the grey/green dress.
Since I've bought those dresses, I've pretty much worn one of them every week. Along with a couple of skirts I have, my wardrobe has become much cooler, despite my office being an ice box!
Then, we went to the outlet mall this past Sunday and look at what I found on sale!
The brown dress is a linen fabric and I think I'll be able to dress it up or dress it down.
This one is my absolute favorite. I wore it yesterday and it was soooo nice. I didn't feel I had to suck in and yet it appeared to make me look thinner. ;) I had some brown metallic shoes from several years ago that matched perfectly. My bank account and I love when that happens. ;)
For whatever reason, wearing dresses makes me feel good about myself. I think maybe I feel more feminine or that my outfit is complete. Whatever the reason, I think I'll continue to build my dress collection back up.