I have a confession: I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve worn a dress that hit my ankles. Most of the occasions were weddings or semi-formals in high school. Someone told me when I was younger that since I was short (5’5″) that I shouldn’t wear long dresses because they would only make me look shorter. Since then, it’s been an uphill battle to undo that ill-learned lesson.
Looking back, there’s a lot of lessons people tried to teach me that I’m still trying to shake. Don’t wear red if you have a zit. Don’t wear open toe shoes after September. Don’t match your shoes to your pocketbook. Slowly as I get older, I’m learning to make and break my own rules. That’s why this fall I plan on wearing long dresses with open toe shoes. Maybe they’ll even match whatever purse I’m carrying. Maybe they won’t. What rules have you set for yourself only to later break?
Next month one of my best friends is getting married, and I plan on wearing this eShakti dress to her wedding with either a cropped blazer or shrug. I haven’t decided which option would suit this dress best yet. I’ve always been a subtle wedding guest, but it’s time to step out of the box. Though the cut is daring, the black and white pattern makes it more subdued. Slowly, I am learning to break even the most engrained fashion “rules.”
Break Your Own Dress Rules With an eShakti Dress for Every Season
Now through September 30 you can enter to win three dresses from eShakti, an online retailer that specializes in making custom dresses to your exact measurements. The grand winner will get three dresses from eShakti, one for every season.
Bloggers Participating in the Fashion Blogger Collaboration
Cross Back Chiffon Dress by eShakti is on sale for $47.95 online. The dress was provided for review by eShakti as part of the Fashionista Blogger group hosted by Shelley of Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy of ModlyChic. If you are reading via feed and would like to enter the giveaway, just click over to the post.