"Lengthen your legs by wearing skirts above the knee," they say. "You'll look squat with dresses that long."
Whatever. I'm not about to sacrifice modesty so I can look taller. That's what heels are for. And what's wrong with being short, anyway?
And, really... is showing more skin going to make me look less frumpy? More elegant? More feminine? Skinner?
No. In fact I would dare say it does the opposite.
I'm probably preaching to the choir (you all are so classy!), but it gets under my skin when people have fashion rules, especially when those rules promote showing more skin.
We are women. We have beautiful bodies. We are not objects on display. We are not 'things' to be altered or manipulated to fit an aesthetic. To even suggest I wear a low cut top or higher hemline to make my body look better is ridiculous.
Women are naturally beautiful. We don't need to show skin to be attractive.
Case in point: this dress. It's long sleeved. It goes below my knees. It's not too tight. And my boobies are inside my top. And you know what? Mr. Branflake's eyes bulged out of his head when I walked out in it. I love an uncontrollable stare from him.
But more than that, I feel elegant in it. I feel like I could walk into a room full of beautiful women wearing low cut tops and short hemlines and not question my womanhood. Good clothes will make you do that. A positive outlook on your life will always make you do that.
|Dress: Dorothy Perkins. Shoes: Nine West. Gold Necklace: Modcloth|
Women are naturally beautiful.
You don't have to wear revealing clothes to be your most attractive.
You just need to be yourself.