March 23, 2013

Dare to be Dressed!

It seems as though that from the beginning of time the only acceptable form of attire for a woman was a dress. It wasn't until the 1930's that women started to see pants as a fashion statement. Actresses like Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich made pants acceptable for the modern woman. That was 83 years ago! And to this day we are still wearing them with pride! 

However, now for whatever reason, when a woman wears a dress she gets a double take. Why is she all dressed up, we wonder? 

To me a dress is so simple. It seems to look great every time I put one on. It surprises me that more modern day women don't wear them. Our lives are busy. Get the kids up, get them to school, take that conference call, check your e mail, get into the shower, beauty up, get dressed and get to the office. How easy would it be to just through on a dress? I swear it would cut at least fifteen minutes to a half an hour of outfit planning and prepping. And dresses look amazing! 

The thing you have to get over here is your fear of the dress. Just because you wear a dress doesn't mean you are heading to a wedding or a funeral. Dresses were the only acceptable form of fashion less than 100 years ago. And perhaps that's it. Maybe we are scared that once we put on a dress that we are less rebellious and/or courageous as a woman. We are afraid that we are giving in to society's "rules". I do not see it that way at all. In fact I feel like wearing a dress may be just a little more crazy and rebellious in today's society of pants! I have four words for you: 
Dare to be DRESSED!

Here are some of my favorite dresses of the season:
 {Left to right: TALBOTS Rose Silhouette dress and TALBOTS Colorblocked Floral sheath}

{Mariella dress by Kate Spade}

1 comment:

Tanya Washington-Bailey said...

Love, love love! I just ordered three easy dresses from Ann Taylor to help me transition into spring!