Wear A Bathrobe As A Jacket
How easily are you influenced by other people’s style?
I find the more I’m exposed to someone’s style the more likely I am to be inspired to create my own version.
As a style blogger I like to change up my style often just to keep things interesting. This includes learning how to wear a bathrobe as a jacket.
Please note: I’m not talking about wearing your PJs to the grocery store. Someone please explain to me what is so difficult about putting on pants before one leaves the house. A person that lazy must be well versed on wearing adult diapers just to avoid the whole hassle of visiting the loo.
No, I’m talking about taking a fancy robe and wearing it as a long jacket à la Super Star Melanie.
Here is one of Melanie’s many creative outfits featuring this fun idea…
Another version of the same bathrobe but now with some movement to show off just how unexpected and cool this look can be.
Looks great on a delicate waif like Melanie right? I will now share with you what happened when a decidedly curvy gal tried to layer up a silky bathrobe and prance around like a celebrity.
It all went horribly wrong when I came out looking like a pro sumo wrestler. #fail
What went wrong?
Did I swallow a whole other version of myself?
Maybe I was about to have a miracle baby! Perfect since I don’t need to change my clothes to go to the hospital.
Here is what really went wrong…
I took the photos at the worst time of the day and in partial sunlight. That is the sun letting me know my chest and the rest of my massive self is visible from outer space wearing this.
I thought adding snaps to the robe just below the chest would help to cinch things in a bit. Ha ha! NOT!
Instead it brought the focus straight to the treasure chest.
The fabric falls straight down from the chesticles visually adding a good 80 lbs to my frame. Just what I wanted!
The idea of layering yet another piece on top in the form of a lace vest seemed so wonderfully Matryoshka (AKA Russian Nesting Doll) but as you can see went totally sideways to heavyweight French opera singer tries desperately to do boho.
How do I fix this mess?
Peel off a layer and open up the robe.
See? I wasn’t hiding a mini me under there after all.
And the look from the back is very swishy.
I have another version wearing this bathrobe as a dress that I’ll share with you soon. Very Keisha Girl.
Would you ever consider wearing a bathrobe as a long jacket?
Linking up with Throw Back Thursday