I once had a dress
I had no clue how to address.
They said, “It’s body-conscious,
And you’re quite voluptuous,
So wear it with pride -
You’ve got nothing to hide.”
But I was humble, I was modest and shy –
Till forty, I wore sensible clothes on which I could rely,
And things much less obvious
Used to make me self-conscious.
They said, “Well, silly goose,
Now you’re forty – you’ve nothing to lose.”
I tried it with a denim jacket -
It’s a classic after all.
I put tasty food in a basket
And some drinks too, as I recall.
And nobody gave me a hard time.
I then looked at the dress again
And decided it was too vain,
I better donate it to Goodwill
And never wear it - someone else will.
But they said, “Give it another chance -
It’s such a lovely dress,
It’s just body-conscious,
And you’re quite voluptuous.
Go on, wear it with pride -
You know you’ve got nothing to hide.”
They said, “Imagine that your dress won’t find a wearer,
Will be transported straight to the incinerator,
Treated like some real garbage or waste,
And all ‘cause you felt self-conscious ‘bout your waist.
Just think how your so-called modesty
Hurts the planet, oh my!
How it’s even legal to be shy?
Wear the darn dress! So what if you’re a bit chubby?
Just go for a walk with your hubby –
Isn’t it his favorite dress on you, by the way?
So put it on, enjoy and play!”
I hope you enjoyed my little poem. :)
In fact, I did think about getting rid of this dress (I showed it last year here) - but I was reminded about it by Alice's stripes+denim outfit, dug my dress out and just played with it!
Everything, except the hat, is old/remixed.
Dress - ASOS Curve
Cardigan and hat - Lane Bryant
Stilettos - Sam Edelman
Sneakers - Converse
Purse - via TJ MAXX
Necklace - charity shop
Pearl earrings - gift
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