I don’t know what it is about sunshine, but it never fails to bring out the girl in me. I turn fifty this year, but I’m still very much a girl. Can you relate? Show me the first daffodils of Spring, and I’ll happily swap denim for flirty cotton skirts and feisty summer dresses. My favorite is the fit and flare design. The name alone suggests fun and sexy … and most of my girlfriends want to be both! I do too.
The fit and flare dress accentuates any body type and always makes a woman’s waist appear smaller. A shorter dress has the added benefit of making legs look long and lean. Once a female reaches middle age, a common misconception is that all skirts and shorts must hit at or below the knees. Supposedly, as we gals age, our knees get ugly. But think about it for a second … knees are honestly weird at any age. So I say we ignore the hype, put a halt on the knee shaming once and for all, and stock up on summer dresses that scandalously hit above the knee. (Oh, the horror!!! haha)
One of my favorite places to purchase summer dresses is Altar’d State. Their prices are reasonable, their selection is amazing, and every time you purchase something, a percentage of the sale goes to a charity. This dress is their Lavani Dress. Made from polyester, cotton, and spandex, it doesn’t wrinkle and stretches in all the right places to fit perfectly. In addition, the pattern tricks the eyes and hides flaws, which is an added bonus. At less than $70.00, it’s a really good deal:
But what’s a summer dress without a pair of sunglasses? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather own scads of inexpensive sunglasses for the sake of variety than to purchase one or two really expensive pairs. Plus, if I lose or break a pair, I never feel guilty. I recently found these super cool shades for $12.99 at H&M.
If winter has had you feeling over the hill, a bit dumpy, and totally worn out, there is good news. Spring and Summer are coming soon, Hallelujah!!! So get ready to shake off those icky blues by slipping yourself into a fit and flare dress. It’s guaranteed to peel you off the sofa and toss you right out into town. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
Celebrate your beauty at every age. Dare to show your knees. Embrace your inner sexy. And let the eyes roll if they must. We only live once ladies!
Just my thoughts,