Right now, we’re in that sweet window of time where the days are warm/cool. It’s one of my favorite times of the year, because I get to wear one of my favorite outfit recipes: shorts + sweaters.
Let’s talk about these shorts. I’ve had ’em forever — since before I even started blogging. They are wildly comfortable, and I wear them almost every day in the summer.
But here’s the thing: they are unflattering in the butt. The pockets are placed too wide and they are all kinds of baggy back there.
So far, it hasn’t bothered me enough to ditch them. Because, comfort. Plus, if it’s really bugging me one day, I can just pair ’em with a longer top that covers my butt, like I did here.
But it’s got me thinking about the relationship between the word “flattering” and my clothes.
Over the years, I’ve read different articles from different views — some believe we feel happier and more confident if our clothes are flattering. Others believe we should abandon the word altogether and wear whatever brings us joy, even if it doesn’t enhance our appearance.
Personally, I think there’s room for both views. I’m a mix of both, myself. I’ve got both flattering and unflattering favorites in my closet. I bet you do too.
Plus, when it comes down to it, I bet we all have different definitions of the word itself. It’s all invented anyway. :)
But I’d love to hear your perspective. So tell me, what are your thoughts on the whole flattering vs. unflattering thing? Do you think there are universal definitions or do you simply define it for yourself? What do you do with items that overlap: they bring you joy, but you also find them to be unflattering? Share away in the comments. :)
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