I've always wanted to wear a maxi dress, but believed wholeheartedly that with my body proportions (short + stout) this dream would never come to fruition. But, after striking it rich with dress luck last weekend, I threw caution to the wind, headed back to the same store and grabbed an armful of options.
The outcome: surprisingly wearable! Choosing one was tough, but I went with this navy maxi, which is 100% jersey...and 100% within my comfort zone and budget ($20). Something about it feels so effortlessly casual and goddess-like. Translation: I like it enough that I wore it while cleaning my apartment all day yesterday.
Later, I wandered over to my parent's house and completely threw them with the sight of my dress-cladden self. My mom kept gushing, "It's so elegant...you look so lady-like!" and my dad, with the most puzzled expression, simply said, "Uh...what's with the dress...?"
From this I've concluded that my mother is excited about the potential of her daughter dressing her age, and my father is somewhat confused by it all. I think he missed the memo that little girls do turn into grown women someday. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, dad. :)