I’ve been slowly reintegrating some pre-pregnancy clothing into my wardrobe, and each time I put on a pair of shorts or a skirt (it’s been so hot lately in the Bay Area), it feels so good. Hoorah, no more Target Maternity jersey knit! That stuff was so inexpensive and lasted me all threw my final ginormous belly weeks, but was definitely on its last legs. Anyway, yesterday I decided to don one of my favorite first trimester items – a super loose Gap striped dress, which I wore in this post.
Well, I guess the dress shrank quite a bit in the wash (or I grew taller…perhaps my prayers were answered, fat chance), because when I put it on, something just looked off. “Dude, does this dress look short to you? Like, too short?” I asked Mr. Feather.
He squinted at me for a few seconds. “Yeah it does,” he finally said. I was slightly flummoxed because my husband has rarely ever declared anything too short. He’s declared many items to be too long, or too loose, but rarely ever too short. So I knew I had to get rid of the dress immediately, lest I be mistaken for some sort of preppy streetwalker.
Then, I decided to try on another shorter dress from my closet. And lo and behold…it also looked off. And so did about five others that I pulled out. I ended up filling up a bag for donation in just under an hour. I remember that last year I had written this post about getting older and how my style has changed. Well, I’d now like to add short dresses to my list – including bandage dresses and sky high heels – of clothing types I’ve had to put on ice. What’s a bit strange though, is I feel like I’ve just gotten over these dresses almost overnight. Just maybe four months ago I was still able to wear them…but now, minus one big belly, I just feel too old/strange wearing them. Has this ever happened to you, where you have just woken up and stopped wearing an entire style from your closet? What was it? Was it just a phase, or did you never go back?