Before I write about this Cynthia Rowley dress that I fell in love with at Marshall’s, I need to backtrack to my April 23 Back Interest post.Â Mr. Campbell thought the photograph I chose was a horrible example of how to pay attention to our looks from behind. Whenever he sees a woman wearing something that he doesn’t like,Â he’ll say, “She should have called me before she got dressed this morning.” He thought the woman I photographed looked like she had just rolled out of bed.
Mr. Campbell loved this grey dress . . . from the front. But then I asked him, “If I were a stranger that you saw walking down the street from behind, would you say, ‘She should have called me before she got dressed this morning?'” His answer was “Yes,” so back it went, spacious pockets and all. Shapewear couldn’t iron out my back flab, and the deep armholes aren’t flattering on me. Too bad . . . I was envisioning a search for, and review of, convertible bra straps!
My mother was less kind than Andrew. She thought it looked like a maternity dress from the front.
Speaking of mothers, Mother’s Day is on my mind because I discovered yesterday that it’s already impossible to get a reservation for brunch next Sunday at the nicest places in the city where my mother-in-law lives. Fortunately, I found something that I think will be perfect for us. I also found these posts from last year’s Mother’s Week series:
- My Mom (by me)
- Advice on a Daughterâ€™s First Bra Fitting (by Ali Cudby)
- Discovering Youâ€™re a Swan (anonymous)
- The Inspiration for Carissa Rose (by Carissa Brown)
- Fashion Lessons from Mom (by Jill Homiak)
- Shape, Cut and Confidence from a DIY Mother (by Karen)
- A Proper Bra Fitting Shows You Care (by Cheryl Warner)
To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, look for a guest post on Thursday from a full-busted mother with a fabulous attitude. Her tween and teenage daughters are super lucky.
I’ve been looking for lift like this ever since publishing this in May, 2010: How High Can You Go?
Sometimes I refer to the Strum Strum Factor when I describe knit tops. What do you call it–or do you even notice it?
What a difference between the front and the back! Maybe you should have taken one of Curvy Wordy’s shrugs to help with it. 😉
But it’s a shame because I really do love the front on you and pockets are always a big plus. It looks like you’d really need a long long bra to go with it, though.
I really like it from the front too(: the shrug idea is a good one.
I struggle with pockets… Like most everyone else, I love having them in a dress or skirt. But I don’t think I ever look as good as I feel. Of course, when I’m standing in front of the mirror with my shoulders back and my stomach sucked in, I look fine. But when I see pictures of myself out and about, I always look… what’s the word… sloppy? I think the pockets encourage poor posture and bad alignment.
Interesting! I feel so much more confident when I have a place to put my hands, but you’re right–unless I’m conscious of my posture, I probably don’t look as good as I feel with pockets.
I have this same dress in blue, navy, teal, black and pink. I’m IN LOVE with this dress. I got mine from TJ Maxx on sale ($20)! I think the trick with this dress is to pair it with a nice cardigan and to wear it with a cami underneath. That gives it an extra layer of support but it really doesn’t need it. The cardigan is a perfect pair with this. I wear my navy one with a red belt belt on top of my white cardigan. 😀 Just my 2 cents.