Sometimes you find a dress, or for that matter any piece of clothing, which is just easy. You feel good in it because either it’s comfortable or you like the way it makes you feel. Like spanx – uncomfortable but a means to an end.
I digress, this ‘Tell Tale’ dress from Free People is one of those pieces for me. It’s got enough going on with the lace that I could dress it up, or if the fancy took me it could be worn with greek sandals. Also, there’s no spanx in sight, so: tick!
Whenever I ponder this idea of comfort in clothing, I think about one of my favourite actresses, Elizabeth Taylor. In most pictures of her during the height of her career, she’s wearing a corset that looks as though it’s nipping in her waist to about 25″ – 27″.
She looks divine, like the 1950s screen siren that she was, but having worn a corset or two in my time I can tell you – they aren’t comfortable. I don’t care what anyone says, having your organs squashed together to create the illusion of a small waist is painful. So I look at Liz and think, “How did she wear that corset all the time?” and, “was the poor thing perpetually uncomfortable?”
For her sake I hope not, in the meantime, I’ll make up for it with this frock. Lady loves you!