dress: Neeso – bought from eBay http://www.ebay.com.au/
leggings: My Size http://www.mysize.com.au/
shoes: Zensu http://www.zensu.com.au/
Thank God for leggings, eh?
This dress has been sitting in my closet – unworn – since it arrived in October.
Which might not sound like much, but I’m the kind of girl who as a child would wear her new shoes out of the shoe shop (I still do when I think I can get away with it!), so having a shiny new frock wasting away while older, frumpier outfits get worn again and again suggests there was something I wasn’t quite sure about….
It was the length, of course.
After I re-jigged the dress so that the dropped waistband was closer to my waist than my knees (seriously) the hem crept closer and closer to my no-fly zone.
You see, I’m not a big knees fan. I’m painfully aware that mine are gorgeously plump and dimpled. Like a toddlers. So as much a possible I steer away from hems that fall any further north than my kneecaps.
Hence, thank God for leggings.
When I was first on the hunt for a denim dress I had a very firm idea of what I wanted: A dark denim shirtdress, short sleeved, knee-length. Something like this:
The dress I found doesn’t really look at all like the one I’d invisioned, but now I’ve spent a day in it, I’ve decided I actually love it, it’s a great curvy shape, and wonderfully comfortable. The inclusion of leggings means that I’m not worried about flashing either my knickers or my dumpy knees, and I don’t have to worry about chafing.
Now, if you’re on the hunt for a denim dress of your own a little bird whispered to me that Jessica Svoboda of Svoboda Denim will be extending her range to include denim dresses some time soon:
Keep your eyes peeled on www.svobodastyle.com