"Sooner or later, everything old is new again."

September 12, 2019

I bought this dress in 2012, which feels like a lifetime ago. I have definitely owned clothes for longer than seven years, but most of those pieces either don’t fit me, aren’t high quality, or they’re outdated and still waiting for their come-back. This dress surprised me. I tried it on after seeing this silhouette pretty much everywhere. I know it's basic, an oatmeal, ribbed t-shirt dress. But I’m proud of 2012 me for knowing this would be an asset to my wardrobe. It’s been years since I’ve worn it, which makes it feel fresh and new. I’ll often skim through new designer lines, and if I like a particular style, I’ll rack my brain for what I already have in my wardrobe that resembles it. I’m the first to admit, I love to shop, and nothing makes me feel more fresh and fabulous than a new outfit. When you’ve worn something a lot, it can lose its excitement. Even if you loved it initially, the novelty wears off, and it slowly becomes drab. The best thing you can do with those pieces is to give them a little break and hope that they’ll still fit when you’re ready to come back to them. This dress is a lot tighter on me now than it was seven years ago, but I feel just as comfortable and maybe even more confident in it today. The length is everything I’m looking for in a dress/skirt right now, and I love the extra-long sleeves. I don’t think I had cropped blazers or jackets like the one I’m wearing here when I bought it. I could be wrong, but I remember the trend at that time, mainly being loose boyfriend blazers. With this dress, a longer jacket creates a visual line right where the biggest part of my body is, across my ass and thick thighs. When you’re wearing a skin-tight dress, the jacket you choose should hide the problem areas, not emphasis them. This little blazer stops at the smallest part of my waist, and the broad shoulders balance out my wide hips perfectly. I think this is my favourite silhouette for Fall. 





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