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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

As you all know, I'm big on fashion. I love clothes and shoes, but more importantly, I love the right clothes and shoes for me. I started a new job last week in a professional building where I must dress business-appropriate. It's been twenty years since I've worked in an office, and since then, hosiery has gone out of style. Women wear bare legs with their dresses. But I don't wear bare legs. I'm over 40 and my legs don't look like Halle Berry's. But I've seen a lot of women with bare legs who have no business wearing that "style." Sometimes, you have to just say no.

My current pet peeve is the strapless wedding gowns. Granted, I'm not a fan regardless, but it was miserable to watch really overweight brides in strapless gowns. Or have their tattoos show down their arms in their strapless gowns -- something not very churchy about that. But I guess they're proud of them. I miss that too, I guess.

What I'm trying to say is just because something is in style, doesn't mean it's for you. YOU have to dress your body for your body type and be realistic with what that means. Is there a style you've rejected on the basis that it didn't work for you?
posted at 6:25 PM  
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At 6:53 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

I have pasty white legs. No amount of sun or tanning bed changes that. LOL. So the no hose thing is hard for girls like me. The fact is hose make me feel better and style or not, I usually wear them.

I have switched to the nude or barely there style though. I don't want to look like I'm wearing hose if I can help it. I envy those great legs kinda girls. I admit I'm surprised you don't like to go without. Being a California girl and all. :)

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I'm with you, Kristin! I can't go with bare legs to the office. I feel less professional.

At 9:01 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I just grew up wearing them at the office, so I feel sort of naked without hose. It feels "wrong" LOL

Being a California girl doesn't mean I have no shame. LOL

At 11:48 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I loved casual Friday, so when I could I took a job where I could wear jeans every day. And now I can wear my pajamas all day, or shorts, or sweats in the winter. I love my office.

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

One of my Facebook friends has a quote on her page that says, "Just because they make it in your size doesn't mean you should wear it." I love that line.

I have to wear hose too. Can't stand my legs bare, too many over-40 issues there. LOL

Not even looking forward to the beach this summer.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

The entire 80's. hahaha

Any pants with writing on the butt. I don't like it because the people wearing it are usually to young for what it says. (8 year olds with butts that say juicy) or to old/big. It is not cute ever.

I am guilty of going with out hose under dresses because I hate hose. But I do wear bicycle shorts under the dress so my thighs don't rub together. :-)

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

I never wear hose unless shoes hurt my feet. I don't wear a slip if I can get away with it and wear long sundresses with no bra at home. Wore one out for the first time yesterday only because I sprained my wrist and can't get a bra on without help. :-) It had a smocked top, however, and I wore a little bolero with it - to visit mom in the nursing home.

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Dwayne said...

For me, "right clothes and shoes" means wearing the ones you're most comfortable with. It's also important to be aware of one's body type. Of course, all clothes are made to match and fit certain body types.

Dwayne Pech


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