Wednesday, January 20, 2010

All Wrong


Just as otherwise sensible women will confess to a secret attraction to rodeo cowboys, international playboys and Nascar drivers, I love patterns that my rational self knows will not look good on me. I am short and curvy, and this model is tall and willowy. There's a reason they show clothes on tall, willowy models. Everything looks good on them; that's why they are models. I will list all of the reasons why this dress (which my inner princess longs to wear) is all wrong for me. I am short, and also short waisted. I have an hourglass figure, but it's an hourglass in which a great deal of time has passed. This dress would not be kind to the hip-endowed hourglass. Also the neckline would be problematic for those of us who wear undergarments. In the past I would buy aspirational patterns like these, but never make them. Now I know better. Instead, I should buy Vogue 8631 instead.

This is the kind of style that looks good on me; why do I scorn this and want what is bad for me? A mock wrap is attractive on many figure types, and I even already have fabric that would work. (Of course I have fabric that would work for every single pattern Vogue offers; who am I kidding?)
If I were realistic, I would forswear my international playboy patterns and settle down with a nice practical wrap skirt, a cute tshirt and some jeans. We could have a long lasting relationship...long walks on the beach, cozy dinners by the fire...
What patterns do you covet yet know they are all wrong for you?

6 comments:

SuBoo said...

I know the feeling - cropped trousers make me look like an oompa loompa yet every time summer comes around I think hmmm maybe I'll give those a go since they look so darn great on everyone else.

Still waiting for the day I learn *bangs head against wall repeatedly*

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gwensews said...

I pretty much want everything that isn't my style. Not only body conflicting garments, but having to choose age-appropriate as well. Why can't I just be young and thin? Sigh.

Peggy said...

Everyone says wrap dresses are universally flattering but they make me look like I'm all hips because I'm high waisted. Also I wish I could wear short skirts but I'm too old anymore.

AuntieAllyn said...

Sigh . . . I do love that Bellville Sassoon dress and will probably order the pattern during the next Club BMV sale. Don't know that I'll ever make it up, though! However, I'm always a sucker for a wrap dress and order every version that comes out!

badmomgoodmom said...

I think it is common to buy patterns for the body we wish we had, rather than the one we have.