When I’m not
lounging around working in scrubs, I love an excuse to wear cute work clothes. I am a research scientist and a professor (and a mom of two little ones), so I get an opportunity for diversity in my wardrobe on a regular basis. This dress I chose to wear today is one of my favorite dresses to lecture in. It’s form-fitting, which means that I will remember to stand up straight and tall and suck in while I’m talking to an auditorium of hundreds of students.
Fitted dresses are truly confidence-boosting and figure enhancing, even though it may feel completely opposite in theory. If I am having a bad body day, I tend to want to hide in baggy, unflattering clothes. This ends up making me feel worse. However, I feel confident and proud of my curves in a fitted outfit like this. I’m a size 10-12 and have grown to embrace and LOVE my curves as I’ve gotten older!
The one thing I’m not crazy about is the belt that came with the dress, because it creates the puckering you can see on my right. However, I haven’t found the right navy blue (the dress is blue, although in the picture it looks black) or tan to go with it… any suggestions for an alternate color?
(Also, I apologize for the poor quality of this image. My 6 year old daughter helped me to take the picture, and my 2 year old stuck her finger on the camera lens sometime during the process… one day I will hire a professional photographer to photograph me looking fabulous on a regular basis.)