Hide & Seek

Since one of my favorite dresses last summer was by It's Okay My Dear, I preordered this delightful number ages ago. Of course that meant it arrived when there was still snow on the ground and had to wait in my closet for more pleasant conditions. I'm not overly fond of the cut-out trend on dresses lately; I think it's a style similar to most fashions of the 80s which we look back on and cringe over. It's hard to find dresses with cut-outs that fit properly and sometimes they're placed in the least flattering positions, so I definitely don't think it's a look that will age well. Meaning, in 5-10 years we'll look back at the plethora of cut-outs and think about this specific set of years and probably how silly it all looked when not worn by models who had it fitted to their forms. Mark my words. However, I'm all about exceptions to the rules and I was so enamored with the print on this dress I couldn't resist--the cut outs do add shape and structure to the dress. Additionally, part of fashion is embracing fun things that you enjoy regardless about how you might feel about them in 5-10 years. I don't want to be so locked into "classic" style that I miss out on things I'd enjoy now; I'm dressing for who I am today not who I'll be in a decade.


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