Talk about getting out of my high-necked comfort zone! When I redesigned my blog, I told myself I was going to write more about my personal fashion perspective and you may have noticed that I’m talking more openly about being a bit booby. Dare I mention that ‘journey’ word again? I’ve gone from being a very insecure teenger who wanted a reduction, to showing them off (mainly in the oh-so-2005 vest top and shrug combo), to a state of acceptance mixed with a little nervousness.
The perception of extreme cleavage tends to make me want to keep things hidden and Pandora Sykes sums it up perfectly here. ‘Some tits are acceptable and some are not. Which tits are OK? Fashion tits.’ It can be tricky when you want to buy into a certain aesthetic (I’m looking at you Realisation Par) but see most of the girls representing it looking nothing like you in terms of shape. As much as I wish I were the kind of person who gives zero you-know-whats, it can stop me from embracing certain trends. What helps is finding other bloggers with a similar shape to myself, living their best lives and wearing what they want. I had this dress sitting on a Pinterest board for ages thinking it was a pipe dream, until I spotted Carrie in it. Cue me stalking until the price was right and wearing it on a scorching day out in Memphis.
I think the main issue is that some items designed to show a little more décolleté are not cut for those bigger than a C cup. This dress is a good ‘un as it’s made from a stretchy lace and can work if your proportions are a little different. I sized up to give myself room for all that Southern fried chicken and I like the fact that it’s slightly lower in the back, without needing to have a bra headache. Well done Free People!
Dress – Free People, Espadrilles – Zara, Sunglasses – Le Specs