Friday, June 10, 2011

Dressing Awesomely and Modestly

Yes, I have copyrighted the phrase "dressing awesomely and modestly," and I will pursue any violation of my legal rights ferociously. Rawr.

Here is today's outfit, a simple black shell with flowy, hippie empire-waist floor-length dress. Less clear are the amazingly 60s sunglasses.

Verdict: Surprisingly well-suited to the heat of the sun and subways. On the other hand, the empire waist prompts strangers to ask if you are pregnant.


6 comments:

  1. It's worse when you're fat. This is why I run away from empire waists, no matter how flattering they're supposed to be. I love that dress, though, it's very flattering.

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  2. I love this outfit, and you definitely don't look pregnant! I also love your blog, but I'm more of a lurker than a commenter.

    I really like modest fashion blogs. I'm sure you know these ones already, but 'Modestly Fashioned' and 'All Tumble Down' are my favourites. Even if your style or standards are a little different, they are still great inspiration.

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  3. Love it! These maxi dresses are too long for me unfortunately :(

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  4. Kayla, being 5'2", I understand your pain. This one JUST works. Barely.

    Ana, thank you for venturing out of lurker land! I LOVE those blogs. I just don't have time to read other blogs anymore, LOL...

    Threnody, empire waists make everyone look chubby. But they're just so darn comfortable... The pattern does help downplay the less-flattering tendencies of the cut of the dress. And the comfort makes me willing to ignore its bad aspects, but the rude people just keep reminding me!

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  5. The CurmudgeonlyIsraeli Giyoret says:

    I have a beautiful Maskit dress with an empire waist that my husband got me as a wedding present. I wore it for Shabbat through five pregnancies, and it makes me think I look pregnant. You have to wear it with a hippy-elegant scarf; a hat or beret won't do.

    Why are you wearing dark glasses? Is this your graduation photo from the School For the Blind?

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  6. I was wearing dark sunglasses because it was sunny outside, thankyouverymuch! LOL

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