this is the kind of dress i definitely wouldn’t have been comfortable wearing a few months ago. i’d put on weight in previous months, and whilst there’s nothing wrong with that, i felt very uncomfortable in my body, compared to feeling totally comfortable with it before that (for the first time in my life might i say)
now i’ve shed some of those pounds, i feel better about my appearance – and therefore have a bit more confidence – and feel happy to wear this kind of dress again. it definitely shows all my lumps and bumps though, but everyone has them so hey, no shame!
years later and this is still my favourite ever brooch, i wanted to add something to the dress to make it a bit more ‘me’. generally not one to dress this minimally! i have quite a few, but i always ‘need’ more vintage brooches because they definitely seem to hold something special.
i also added a detachable collar, but then decided against it in the full shot because it somehow didn’t seem as flattering. i think if i’d worn a skirt over the dress the collar would look okay though.