Do You Wear Dresses?4
Apparently as a little girl I loved wearing dresses so much that I would fuss if I was forced to wear pants. I have vivid memories of wearing knee socks and leather shoes from England all paired up with various dresses (also from England). Even now, as a mid 30’s mama of 2, I still love to wear a dress and find it the easiest piece of apparel that can make you look like you did the most for the least amount of effort. Putting on a dress takes about 10 seconds, the Spanx I require takes an extra 60-75 seconds, but even after all of that I still come out ahead time wise.
I have a few requirements about what dress style works the best for me and I’m afraid that I have to forgo short short dresses and prefer a dress that flows over my knees and ties in at the waist. I think that once I discovered what type of dress was most flattering on my body shape, I didn’t venture too far from a couple of select styles that worked best. Also, when you feel good with what you are wearing your whole sense of self really glows.
‘One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.’ – Karl Lagerfeld
I will tell you one thing I dislike about wearing dresses, the inner thigh chafe from all that contact. While the warm weather makes wearing dresses so much fun, it’s inevitable that your thighs will meet together and cause a bit of a sensitive rub. A girlfriend once gave me a tip about applying deodorant directly on your thighs to prevent the chafe and it turns out this advice was bang on.
Now that I’m a mother and at any given time someone might be wiping their yogurt/boogers/peanut butter face on me, I really like a dress that can easily be washed along with all of the other family laundry and not sent out to the dry cleaners. Usually this means a dress made out of jersey which I find to be very forgiving and easy to care for. Some of my favourite dresses have been jersey and I’ve bought them from a range of shops, including Target. Funny enough, it’s my cheapie Target dresses that have been used the most and have maintained their shape.
I am already getting excited to switch out my wardrobe and pull out all of my dresses for Spring and Summer months ahead of us!
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