Performancing Metrics

5.17.2011

Experimental Fashion


We are always told to dress for our shape and our body type; that some garments work for us better than others. Often, these "rules" ring mostly true, after all, there is a reason they became the standard! Needless to say, whatever your body type, there are some sartorial choices you are told to strictly avoid. For we petite women, one of those things is maxi dresses. They are said to overwhelm our frames and make us look even shorter. So, being 5'2", I had been avoiding the recent maxi dress craze - not for a lack of wanting, but because I knew the rules!

When in doubt, fast fashion can be a life saver. Not sure if the newest craze will work for you? Pick up the Target or H&M version and give it a try before you plunk down piles of your hard earned money on the fancy version. I picked up this maxi at Forever 21 for $10. For that much, if it doesn't look great, I'll sleep in it!

Of course, it kind of helps that I think it looks great.

Also, how hilarious are Truman and Clinton in the background? These cats think outfit photos are the most fun!

What about you - have you broken any of the "rules" for your body type? Did the rule hold true for you?

Dress: Forever 21
Belt: Gianfranco Ferre
Earrings: Petro Zillia
Shoes: Shop Ruche
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Michael Kors



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