Written by Evan Francis (thecornerstoneforthoughts.co.uk)
Whenever we buy new clothes we take a risk. We take a risk because we don’t know whether our friends, family and social media followers will approve of the choice we have made. Taking risks in fashion becomes the central focus. I think we make risks on every occasion. I, for example took a risk and came well out of my comfort zone for my University’s annual Summer/Graduate Ball.
Dressing for big occasions whether they be a family, friends’ party or school event becomes such a nightmare that sometimes you begin to question whether you should go. Feel it? I know, I feel it every time, I am, due to attend an event since I can never make my mind up on what outfit to wear. I probably feel a lot of pressure since I blog and post every outfit I wear to events on my social media account; getting the approval of my peers has become a big sense of achievement because if your friends and family approve of your choices you feel even better about what you’re wearing.
I spend an awful amount of time browsing various Instagram’s of both famous and non-famous women for two reasons. One: I’m usually jealous of their bodies and make up. Two I always want some inspiration for outfits. The third being, that I seem to have got into a habit with stalking girls I don’t know but have invested time into their life so may so continue to be loyal. I have reached a point where now I follow girls who simply have the life I want so invest time into following their Instagram’s. Its more worrying when you go to search them on Facebook. Who said I did that? Not me, nobody let us pretend I never said it.
In browsing through these Instagram accounts I decided to make a change for my graduate ball this year. Since it was my last official University event I wanted to go all out. I want to dress to impress which for me meant coming out of my comfort zone.
For this outfit, I broke my rules and picked a dress which showed off a bit of cleavage as well as some leg and my figure. My weight loss and body transformation is a chapter of my life that I documented so much on here I should start selling it in Smiths but since that, I have become more daring in my outfit choices. I have become more accustomed to wearing a bodycon style jumpsuit or dress because I no longer feel uncomfortable with my appearance. I have accepted my figure, size and shape for what is and want to maintain it.
I selected this dress from my trusted Boohoo.
The asymmetric style of the dress means that it is perfect for girls like myself with an hour glass figure. The beautiful cut of the dress means that it elongates around the waist and hips really drawing focus on the curves. The detailing also I found to be quite flattering for showing my slimmer figure. I then paired the dress with a pair of heels I swear by. These heels I brought a few years back from Next. Next shoes I swear by because the quality is great and can be worn by moi. I love this because most retailers forget about people like myself with smaller feet. I love these heels- the caged detail always gives the impression of slimmer ankles and of course wearing heels you feel that added bit taller. Always a bonus.
I thought this dress when it arrived I would feel out of my depth but instead I am in love with it. I loved how it made me feel on the night and how it made me come out of my fashion comfort zone. I took a risk and it paid off.
What do you think?