I like to step outside of my comfort zone as often as possible.
And yes, this even applies to fashion!
Recently, I decided to challenge myself and shop somewhere I’d never shopped before. An online retailer I thought only suitable for cute, perky, young things. Not 34-year-old women like me who like to hide certain parts of their body (*ahem, midriff*).
“Challenge accepted!” I said to myself as I clicked onto…
“You can find something. You’ve got this.”
Seeing as we are headed full pelt into party season, I decided to try and find 3 x dresses under $100.
Here’s what I found…
3 party dresses under $100
The Cute + Casual Dress
This little number would be a great choice for a casual catchup at the pub or a poolside BBQ. Fun, flirty and with a skater dress vibe to it, I must admit it took me back to my younger days and the styles of dresses I used to wear. I love the off the shoulder cut with attached sleeves, which make for an interesting detail. The pop of red is also perfect for the festive season, so it could be a winner for a relaxed Christmas Day at home.
Red Ditsy Print Bardot Frill Hem Skater Dress (size 10) $42
The Ladylike Dress
What can I say? I’m a sucker for a floral print. And don’t get me started on pleats! This gorgeous frock combines both with a tie waist and plunging neckline to amp up the vamp. Note: you could totally wear a cami underneath or have the neckline stitched for that extra layer of insurance. Unless a nip slip is on the Christmas wish list…! Add a neutral pair of strappy heels or wedges – or jazz it up with a bright heel for a pop of colour. This one will be a fabulous go-to for any festive season occasion.
Pink Floral Pleated Midi Dress (size 10) $75
The Knockout Dress
High voltage alert! I love this dress for a few reasons: the colour, the sleeves and the detail. It literally has it all going on. This one is more daring than the other two, so would be ideal for a romantic date night or a party where the dress code calls for a fabulous cocktail frock. Again, this dress has a plunging neckline, so it’s not for the fainthearted. Or work functions. Unless you’re after a promotion… KIDDING! My husband loves this number, so that says it all really…
Bright Orange Frill Detail Pleated Skater Dress (size 10) $82
So why did I carry out this fashion experiment?
It wasn’t to single out one particular retailer, but I did want to show you that you shouldn’t limit yourself when shopping.
Especially when it comes to age.
I think so many of us tell ourselves that we can’t shop somewhere because we’re “too” this or “not enough” that.
I call bullshit! Shop wherever the clothes make you feel good about yourself. And hold your head high.
Life’s too short. Let’s wear fabulous frocks and party like it’s 1999!