At 18-years-old, with a enviable figure and gorgeous features, most every trend looks great on Tori. Strapless dresses, dresses with spaghetti straps or cut-outs, and backless dresses all suit her age and her figure.
This leopard strapless maxi is no exception.
Tori bought it in San Francisco at H & M last spring for $20.00. It has smocking at the bust and the material is a soft jersey. I think it looks fantastic on her! She wore it with big gold earrings and her hair down…
and on another day with her hair up in a bun. Tori turns lots and lots of heads in this dress, to be sure!
In both instances, she wore bright red lipstick, a great complement to the leopard print and her deep blue eyes.
I can’t remember the last time I wore something strapless that wasn’t a swim suit. I really don’t do strapless. But then this Gap dress caught my eye and I figured, why not give it a go?
It’s a convertible dress. It can be worn either as a maxi, a tea-length dress, or a maxi skirt depending on how you fold the top.
More than anything, I like the print of this dress. It’s so vibrant and cheery.
But as far as strapless maxis go for this 45-year-old, I prefer to wear them this way: Covered Up!
While I have fleeting moments of confidence while bearing my shoulders, décolleté, upper back and arms in this dress, I mostly feel uncomfortable and self-conscious.
For me, there is just so much skin showing, I can’t help but feel exposed and wonder if I might also be turning heads but for the wrong reasons!
I’ve concluded that I will leave strapless dresses sans cover-ups to the younger generation. It’s not for me unless I wear a cardigan, shirt or jacket over it, which defeats the purpose of a strapless dress.
I am glad I gave the trend a whirl, though. And it was fun to dress up with Tori.
With fashion, sometimes there is only one way to find out if a trend is for you…and that’s to wear it!