Last week, I was having SUCH a bad day with my kids (just one kid)… that I stormed out the door the moment my husband returned from work.
I headed to the local shops, to pick up my dry cleaning, buy some makeup remover, buy some baking paper… then I went into a Forever New and spotted this dress.
I tried it on, I thought it looked great, and with not much consideration, I bought it – YES IMPULSE SHOPPING!
It stayed in the bag for a few days, then when I was preparing to go out to dinner with some girlfriends, I tried it on and took these photos.
I realised that — I DIDN’T LOVE IT.
It was really low cut and weirdly cleavagey. I don’t mind showing a bit a cleavage now and then, but this looked a bit… um, unclassy?
I felt that the skirt shape made my hips and thighs look HUGE! And the shape of the top made my arms look really chunky.
And the material was staticky too. As I walked around those few minutes, the skirt lining stuck to my legs and rode up my thighs in an unpleasant way and I kept having to reach in between my legs to unstick them. Very unclassy, haha!
I must admit that these photos do make the dress look quite flattering.
But in the end, it’s not really about how I look in a dress, it’s how I feel in a dress. It completely changed my posture and the way I moved.
I didn’t love it, I didn’t love how it made me feel… so I returned it.
(And while I was back in the shop, I swapped it for another – cheaper – dress! Will share pics of it soon!)