Baby Steps Towards Change
As I mentioned in my last post I’m slowly trying to adjust the way I dress according to my aging body’s needs.
That means learning to go without some of the waist definition I’m accustomed to seeing on myself.
This thrifted Ralph Lauren maxi dress is one of a few baby steps towards change in my wardrobe.
The waist only skims my body.
Multiple tiered layers of fabric move like a breeze of butterflies when I walk.
The swish factor on this dress is a solid ten.
You can’t see it here…but trust me, it looks and feels fantastic!
Despite the lack of a defined waist I still feel like myself. No hidden secrets or body shame.
Sure, the pug doesn’t look too enthusiastic about it but she is focused on conserving energy after feasting. She only has about an hour to squeeze in some shut eye until the next round of begging for more food begins. She is on a tight schedule of begging and sleeping with the occasional belly rub thrown in to break up the monotony of what is known as, “A Pug’s Life”.
Another thing we both like about this dress is it can be tossed in the washer or dryer without issue. Who doesn’t love a pug friendly dress?
Of course she would like it a whole lot more if it had a hot dog hem but you can’t please everyone.
Added bonus…this is a quick easy on and off for thrifting or extra quick for the bathroom. I know, I know, it seems silly to think about that kind of thing but clothing functionality will only increase as I age. In an ideal world that would mean that I could rely on this dress to do a bit of yard work a couple times a week but I may be setting my expectations too high.
Have you been taking baby steps towards change in your wardrobe lately?