When I first ordered this red dress online I thought that it was the most beautiful thing I had seen. I was wondered it wouldn’t look good on me…red never does…but I bought it anyway because it looked good on the model and I hoped it would do me justice as well.
When I first put it on I stared in the mirror thinking I had just been swallowed up by a sea of red. It hung past my knees (thanks to my height complex), it had tons of extra material that did absolutely nothing to show off the curves of my body, and it did absolutely nothing for my fair skin tone.
Months later, in another attempt to make this dress work, I tried it on again. This time I paired it with a pink hat and silver hoop earrings. I started to get a bit of a boho vibe, totally something that i strive for in my everyday wardrobe.
I snapped a few pics and watched my enthusiasm die as I starred at a short girl trying to pull off a tall girl’s dress. Then I slipped on high heel boots. Okay, I can fake my height a bit.
There’s nothing I can do about the fact that red is not my color, but I wanted it to be so I stuck with it.
Then I complained to my boyfriend that the dress was still drowning me. He suggested I throw on a belt. I couldn’t believe it but it helped! It was like a whole new dress. I had a shape, I had accessories to make it pop, I had heels to fix my height complex, and now I had a whole new look to wear to boozy brunches, wine touring, and classy affairs.
I wore this red dress look to a fashion event in the city and the cameras kept following me all night. If I hadn’t of been wrapped up in finding a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s to add to my shoe collection, I might have loved it.
I brought out the beautiful red color of this dress by pairing it with a variety of pink and brown. Last but not least, I wore my Gucci sunglasses to make the look even more chic.