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Kristin Booker • April 8, 2014

Making Peace With The Minidress

fsb-mar16-170Nothing makes me more angry than “Dress For Your Age” articles, the ones that would have you believe women of a certain age should never wear things like minidresses.

Ladies, if you have cute legs and the dress will cover vital areas, then get it. And by vital areas, I mean your breasts and your rear end when you sit down. It it doesn’t cover your butt, it’s not a dress, it’s a top. Put it back, keep it moving. But if it covers your lady parts and flatters you,  get down with your bad self, exfoliate your legs (or put on some tights, like I did,) and rock that minidress.

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My theory on dressing your age is that your clothes shouldn’t “prove a point.” When you slip something on, it should instantly make you feel like a million dollars. Convincing others with an item of clothing means your efforts will almost always fail. If you focus on proportion and fit, your point is proven, regardless of what you’re wearing. It’s just that easy.

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As women over the age of 30, we’ve earned the right to own our own particular brand of sexuality. We know what pleases us, we know what looks good on us, and we know exactly how to blend the milkshake that brings the boys and/or girls to our yard. Our clothes merely accentuate the positive in such a manner that you want to see what’s underneath them. There shouldn’t be anymore “trying” with us. You know who you are and what you want. Only those who can deliver need apply.

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Spring is coming, gals. Consider flirting with a higher hemline just once this season, just balance the look. My general rule is that you’re only allowed to ogle one part of my body at a time; if my legs are showing, the upper body is relatively covered. This jacket/dress combo is exactly what I mean. Also, belt the waist if you’ve got curves: it’s an instant outfit upgrade. This is an old belt from Zara that I use to add a rocker vibe to almost everything. I love it.

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Enjoy not freezing in the coming months!

What I’m Wearing: H&M Jacket (similar styles here,) H&M dress (no longer available, similar styles here😉 ASOS Aviator Sunglasses With Blue Mirrored Lens; Hue tights; DV by Dolce Vita boots;

 All photos in this post by Giafrese.

 

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One Response to Making Peace With The Minidress

  1. Yael says:

    So much wonderful to see you tonight. Thank you!

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