Is this one of those pieces I never wear, but should keep? I am going back and forth the more often I look at it. I love the dress – it’s the perfect print for me, a flattering shape (although too big for me now), and should be easy to wear, but I don’t wear it a lot. I’ve had it for a couple of years; I bought it at MOSS designer consignment already secondhand, and have worn it less than a handful of times. Why?
When I first got it, it was quite tight on me around the waist, so not too comfortable to wear. Now it’s the opposite problem; it’s too big and shows it right around my hips. It’s actually the way the dress is supposed to look, which is honestly why I avoid this style mostly, even though it’s a “traditionally” flattering shape for a pear. I just feel like it accentuates my hips too much. It also needs a slip, and to be taped shut at the neckline (I don’t like camis under dresses like this – I don’t like how it alters the low v-neck). Which just makes it feel more high-maintenance than it ought to be.
BUT, I love it. And I know that it looks great on me. It makes my legs look nice and slim compared to fitted skirts & dresses, and it’s the perfect length.
Sigh. I think I should keep it. If I only wear it once or twice a year, it’s still worth having. In fact, maybe I’ll wear it to the blogger conference I’m attending at the end of the week…it’s sort of “nice” but still casual…