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Thursday, June 25, 2015

I bought a dress last weekend when outlet shopping with the kid. It was on sale and cost only $25. It's a simple cotton tank dress with a knot at the bodice. Nothing special about it, other than it's the first dress I've bought in over a dozen years, and I haven't worn one in public in at least as long.

The dress goes to my knees and would mean that half of my legs would show - and I have spent a lot of years making sure my legs are covered. I put it through the washer and dryer so there's a chance that it's even shorter now. So the question is - will I find the nerve to wear it in public?

I also bought the kid a really cute dress. We're going to wheedle the hub and son into a family dinner out this weekend, and the deal is we will both wear our new dresses. I'm going to use the kid for peer pressure - how's that for mature behavior?

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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I hope you get to go on your outing and wear your pretty dresses! Don't be shy!

    I haven't bought a dress in ages either, but would like to wear dresses and skirts again. I can imagine how you must feel, though, after all those years of not wearing them and suddenly show up in one--self-conscious! I would feel self-conscious suddenly to appear at one of my classes wearing a skirt. I can imagine the looks of wonder (which I'm not confident enough not to interpret as silent ridicule), because all I ever wear are dark-colored slacks and shirts in rather neutral tones.

    Enjoy your restored petiteness by returning to feminine looks!. I hope you have a blast and enjoy your girly-ness with your daughter!
    2116 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Wear your new dress and have a good time! If you think its too short, you could get some really cute colorful leggings to wear underneath. emoticon emoticon
    2117 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    Challenging yourself is good, a little outside of your comfort range. Good for you. Wear your new dress and be happy!
    2117 days ago
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