Clothing styles change frequently and its hard to keep up with the latest fads. Personally, I don’t even try to keep up with it. The styles of today are designed with the younger people in mind, and I certainly don’t fit in that category.
I have noticed that dresses are pretty popular right now, but it doesn’t mean much to me, I don’t even have a dress in my wardrobe.
I remember a style of dress back in the 60’s that was called the “shift.” This dress was made pretty straight, but not fitting. It had darts at the bustline but that was all. This style was really easy to make, I sewed up several for myself. And I don’t think I have worn a dress since.
I blame that dress for gaining weight and losing my waistline. Since this dress was not fitting to the body, it was easy to gain weight without even knowing it. So, my waistline became history.
I think this was when I began to wear slacks and jeans and let my shirt hang out to hide all that stuff under it.
Well, recently I bought a top that had elastic in the waist. I saw this blouse hanging in the store and liked it, but debated whether I could wear it since it was fitted in the waist. I decided to try it on and guess what—it did fit. I like it, so I bought it.
Sunday I put that top on to wear to church. I thought it looked fine. But, let me tell you something folks, when you try on clothes in the store, you should move around in them to see not only how they fit but how they will serve you when you actually wear them. If it’s a pair of pants you are trying on, sit, squat, bend over or what ever you normally do throughout the day, because just standing there looking in the mirror with everything in place may show you how it fits, but not how it wears.
Anyway, I wore the top with the elastic in the waist and pulled at it all day. It rolled up and down my body like a window shade. This elastic was suppose to fit at the waistline, but the blouse wouldn’t stay at my waist. It scooted up each time I moved and would stop somewhere between the rolls of fat. This blouse couldn’t find my waistline–and neither can I!