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I’ve been thinking about dresses. A random post, I know, but since I posted about that maxi dress that wasn’t really me, I’ve wondered if maybe I’m not a dress girl at all. And why that is.

Maybe it’s the constant search that is shopping online. We’ve talked about special occasion dressing, and that’s a big one. But what about the constant struggle that is a fitting work dress, or a simple an affordable summer dress? When on a lot of occasions when restricted to shopping online the love of these simple finds can drive you crazy. That’s absolutely the case for me.

But then, dresses are just so girly! Haha. That was my problem with that printed maxi, all low cut, ruffles and flowing hemlines. I’m more a sneakers and leggings as pants kind of girl. We all have things we like or don’t I suppose, but for me, it took me time to find a look I liked. And you know what, that’s ok. It’s the whole point. You know me, I love the team at 17 Sundays and their slouchy, classic look. It’s my thing. Have you found yours?

I speak to a lot of plus size women, and I know this is something that comes up in conversation a lot. Dresses, the styles and what works and doesn’t work. How to wear them, should you cinch the waist, how low-cut is too low cut? The only advice I have is to find whatever works for you and go with that. Change your mind as often as you like. Follow trends or don’t. Decide what you want and go for it.

You know, just like in life.

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  • I love this dress and the color is perfect but I love the maxi dress on you more. So, there. . .

  • Martina Hart

    I just bought the 17 Sunday’s coco dress but it was too big. I must admit I prob bought size up because the last dress I bought from them ( body con) was a bit too tight. This is so loose and lovely yet flattering. So going to size down and hope that does the trick. I love the same dress on you.
    Bit on the whole dresses are more challenging and I think it’s because it is a particular combination of horizontal measurement and vertical measurements that all have to be right for a great fit which is harder than a skirt and top.

    • Yeah, the body cons I always go a size up, because I prefer them to skim, not grab but with the slouchy styles, always buy your size or one down (though you’re tall too, aren’t you?). At least with the team there, they’ll always take care of your with returns and such. LOVE that dress.

      They are right? So much harder to get it right first time off the bat.

      • Martina Hart

        It’s lovely that you think I am tall. Sadly not so. 162 on a good day

  • Tracey B

    I never used to wear dresses – well not for about 15 years. And now I think of all the time I wasted not showing off my legs when they were really worth showing off! Duh…
    Fast forward to new life post major car accident with a dodgy leg that I prefer to cover and a wonderful new partner who loves me in dresses – the maxi dress has become my summer “uniform” and I even go sleeveless – which I never thought I’d do.
    It’s funny that years ago when I “thought” I was fat (like a size 14) I kept myself covered up and strapped in with Kayser sheer support pantyhose (even in summer 😩) and now I’m older, wiser and twice the woman, I’m actually less stressed about cinching it all in – I’d rather be cool and comfortable!

    • I think we can absolutely get in a rut, either style wise or what’s comfortable for us and stay there. Glad to hear you’re being encouraged to wear what you love and are having SO much fun doing that.

      And it’s true, a lot of us have the same experience, I know for me now, I’m a lot freer in my body that is easily less socially acceptable than I ever was when it was more fitting that ideal. Age and a healthy dose of who gives a fuck took care of that. 😉