’m a dress gal. Always have been. It’s probably because I’m built like a Shetland pony – short stocky legs and the longest torso in the world. It’s difficult to get pants to play nicely with my mid-section. Low rise pants barely cover the top of my butt crack and mid rise pants still require a lot of wriggling to keep them in place all day. I also hate shopping for pants because they never fit and it makes me feel like a mutant. I’d much rather just buy a dress because they’re like body sacks and I don’t have to try to hard to look presentable in them.
I was dress shopping in COS the other day (my new favourite shop) and I spied these little cuties on the rack. I took them to the change room and the damn things fit me perfectly. Sold.
Pants from COS
Dress worn as top from Boom Shankar
Shoes from Toms
Belt from Vinnies
Sunnies from Randolph
Tips for wearing pants when you never wear pants…
Wear a long top
I’m not used to people seeing the tops of my legs, so pants can be a touch confronting for me. On the rare occasion that I wear pants, I almost always wear them with a long top.
Get them in a forgiving colour
COS also had these pants in an awesome tangerine colour but I swear when I tried them on it made it look like my legs were made of lard. I don’t even have a lot of cellulite but that colour made my legs look like dimple city. The black ones did not do this and as such were allowed to come home with me.
If they fit – go for it
I was very tempted not to buy these pants because I already have short legs and cropped pants only make short legs look shorter. I’m so glad I ignored myself because I honestly don’t care. I think they look pretty shmick!
This outfit was worn for a ridiculously hot Melbourne day at the office and my first Fonda salad of 2016. They’re just across the road from my office and they have this incredible Mexican Bi Bim Bap salad. It was the best. I get very excited when I get to eat my favourite foods after being away from them for so long.
Are you a pants wearer? Dress wearer? Or both?
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