My Mothers Taught Me . . .

Under dresses or over dressed, what is the better choice?

My mother was a runway model, she featured bridal gowns. Her tall stature gave her the elegance to carry the gowns. In her personal life she more demure; she always told me “it’s better to be underdressed than overdressed” … “you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb’. She had a tendency to choose quieter clothes; she would rather risk being a wallflower than being too flamboyant … that was her.

My mother-in-law on the other hand, was quite flamboyant, dramatic. She too had the stature to carry dramatic clothes. She enjoyed being the center of attention and felt quite comfortable being overdressed. She pulled it off.

Taking what I have learned from both of them, I have come to the conclusion that we each have a personal comfortable level and it is not the clothes but how at ease you are in them. It comes down to that old adage “know thy self”.

Nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is comfortable in her own skin, so dress your personal style, be appropriate for the occasion but be you.

Thank you Moms; for being yourselves.


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