I have the most hysterical friend. Every time we’re together, we laugh the whole time. You’ve met her here before with Sister Stories.
Well, she was selected to be part of this City of Houston campaign and she came over to borrow some clothes since she had to have a lot of outfit changes for the photo shoot. While we were pilfering through my closet, she vetoed the dress selections I made. The sole reason was, “I don’t like my legs.”
Y’all, she is so beautiful. So I looked at her legs. They just looked like a woman’s legs. “I’ve never liked my legs. And I don’t like my ankles. I won’t wear dresses at or above my knee.”
If you are holding this misconception, let it go. There is a world of fashion you are mistakenly missing out on.
Now I realize that some of us have larger calves or ankles than someone on the cover of In Style, but that just means we look for A-line or full skirted dresses or skirts that will visually off-set your concern about legs.
First, she tried on this delicious throwback Kate Spade striped shirtwaist I had found marked down 60% at Nordstrom’s and sadly it looked way better on her than me. Next, she tried on a simple teal cotton sundress that she paired with a lightweight cardigan for a casual Houston summer look. Look how fabulous she looks even without full makeup and hair (this was just her throwing on clothes early one morning):
If you have been one of these anti-dress girls, summer is the perfect time to remedy that. Dresses are an easy solution for a weekend of casual activities in the heat and freshen up any wardrobe. Here’s a couple of adorable dresses out right now that fit the casual summer bill and flare away from your leg so you don’t have to worry about over-emphasizing them if that’s what’s been holding you back:
Throw a sweater over either one of these from Ann Taylor Loft, fresh and fun (and avoid the ankle strap – do I have to remind you):
Or consider wear a bright shirtdress for Casual Friday to the office as a bright alternative. Nordstrom’s is always my go to dress spot and both of these options come from there:
So c’mon, you’ll be glad you tried!