Out in the Cold Shoulder
Occasion: Client Appointment
Dress Code: Creative Business
Outdoor Temps: 88°F
Activity Level: Low
Wearing: Bebe bodysuit (swapped with a friend), Merona pencil skirt (swap meet), unbranded tote (swap party), vintage cat mules (flea market).
This is my first time around wearing bodysuits, but I have to say that I'm stoked they are back in style! I've been loving both my white plaid version and this black, cold-shouldered version for use with low-rise jeans and pencil skirts.
In fact, I wore a pencil skirt with a normal shirt tucked in just the other day, and the combo drove me halfway up the wall... these days I'm addicted to bodysuits for any time I want to:
- Prevent The Dreaded Plumber-Butt Effect with low-rise jeans
- Offset big, poofy pants or culottes with a slim, clean line on top
- Feel comfy and confident reaching into the back of a closet, under a bed, or up on a high shelf
- Walk, move, reach, and bend without my shirt twisting sideways
Having your clothes stay neatly in place not only helps you to appear more organized, effortless, and efficient, but it also helps you feel more confident in your actions - if your shirt isn't constricting your movements and threatening to flash your tummy to the world, you feel much more free to flail your arms about in gesture, offer a big hug, and reach for stuff on the high shelf your own damn self.
That's the power of comfort and function in style.