Work Wear: The striped dress dilemmaA little delayed on my posting schedule again. I don't know what happened. I usually post every other day... where did the days go? LET'S GET STARTED. Brace yourself! I get talkative in this one ;)
Here's the thing... I don't know if you guys are like me, but I love looking at what other people are wearing. I like seeing what works for other people. And, well, when you're sipping your favorite drink at Starbucks early in the morning, you can't help but just watch the people who pass by--or is that just me? I'm not being a creepy stalker here or anything! Haha! Sometimes, I wonder if what looks good on other people will look good on me as well.
Case in point: this dress with a black and white horizontal line pattern. I've seen a few girls wearing a similar dress, and it looked really nice on them. Because it was black and white, it had this formality--for lack of a better term--to it. It looked very effortlessly chic, and I saw so many possibilities of wearing the dress. So, in my head, it would be a good purchase. But when it stood front of me, hanging from the rack of clothes, I started thinking about whether I should get it or not.
Problem? While I don't mind wearing striped tops (I used to own quite a number when I was younger, because my mom just loved them on me haha), I wasn't too sure about striped bottoms. I'm bottom-heavy (I've said this so many times, I believe) and I am aware that horizontal stripes create this illusion that you are wider. I wasn't too keen on the idea of having my hips look wider than they already are. I almost didn't get this dress, but I'm glad I did. I think it looks fine! And because it's a bit fitted, it hugs the body the right way, still creating curves for you. Also, I love that the fabric is actually thick and I could use this this season since it's supposed to get colder.
Sorry for that lengthy post! I hope it wasn't too hard to read! So... have you ever gotten anything because they looked good on other people? :) Leave a comment and share it with me!