Thursday, October 6, 2011
This happens with some clothes. Yes, blouses are like shirts; capris are like pants; but there are some designs that boys never wear. A good example is halter-tops. There is no shirt in menswear that has anything like a halter-top.
The first time I wore a halter-top was startling. It felt so strange. So different. The top hung off parts of me (neck) that never felt a tug of weight before.
I just experienced a second example of this phenomenon and that's what prompted this post. Earlier today, I bought an off-the-shoulder leopard-print dress, similar to the one shown but in purple and with a fringe along the neckline. It's very cute. In fact, it's so outrageous that one might consider it a costume, not a dress. Either way, I like it.
Walking around the house, I'm noticing how odd it is to wear something off-the-shoulder. I've never before had one shoulder covered and the other exposed. The weight-distribution is funny and it took a little while to get used to a garment hanging diagonally on my body.
For fashion, many of us will endure a little discomfort. I'm getting used to this design and, in the future, may not notice its oddity on my body.
Do you feel funny wearing certain clothes? Do you just get used to it?