Hope everyone is enjoying this bout of sun we’ve had lately…well, speaking to the fellow South coast-ers out there that is. Though having said that it is currently hammering what sounds like jelly beans against my window, but I’m sure its a minor glitch in the system. The unplanned indian summer will return tomorrow, I hope!
Now, the recent trend of midi dresses has been hard to ignore; racks and racks on the high street in prints I never knew existed, the midi dress/skirt craze has gone completely off the scale. So having dodged the trend thus far, mostly due to the epic resentment I possess against those skinny minnies who can wear them with crop tops and get their washboard abs out for the world to see, I eventually caved and purchased a bargain test-run from Primark to give it a try. Initially I was sceptical, but if I do say so myself, my hips and backside actually hid themselves away quite nicely for once, and so I thought, I’ve done it; I’ve officially opened up an entire new dress shape for consideration when shopping! Well well well, how wrong was I. Got a little too cocky a few days later and ordered a lovely floral, long sleeved, deep V neck (to allow the twins a little trip out) midi from Asos.com, with a cheeky 30% discount to boot. The parcel came, I slipped it on, and ran to the mirror, only to find I looked like I had stepped out of the 50 plus catalogue, worse still, the plus size section of the 50 plus catalogue! I was mortified.
So I have concluded, it is a really tricky trend to master, unless of course you’re a stick insect. With so many prints and cut variations out there, you really have to be careful of which are flattering and which are just a disaster waiting to happen to you and your lumpy bits!
Note to buyers: Invest in some spandex before purchase! Most designs on the high street are thinner than my Nan’s handkerchief – cellulite’s worst nightmare!
Anyway, I’ve scouted about and found some of the hottest midis about right now, but remember, try before you buy! These babies are far from consistent!