Call me crazy - and you probably will - but I just don't get all the backlash I've been seeing lately. Poor empire-waisted dresses and tops. Everywhere from fashion chats to gossip discussions - they're just getting slammed. The venom is just overpowering.
And I'd venture to say that at least some of the people who are now naysayers recommended a Josephine or two when they first made it back into mainstream fashion.
Maybe I'm jaded. Maybe I'm 5'9". Maybe I'm pregnant. But I still see lots of women wearing them - and looking good. It's a go-to look for me...
What bugs me the most, though, is that a bunch of the chats and posts say that they hate them (now) because "men don't like them; men prefer women in tight-fitting clothes."
Ladies, please raise your hand if you dress exclusively for men.
That's what I thought.
There are plenty of styles that men just won't like, for lots of reasons. Individual taste, for one. But I just can't imagine that whole flocks of women will change their fashion forés just because a man says he doesn't like it. More likely? Flocks of women will say "I'm wearing it anyway."
So Ladies, wear your empire and babydoll dresses with pride. It's summer. In Washington. And what could be cooler and more comfortable than a dress that doesn't stick to you? One in your favorite print or color, perhaps.
Go for it. Backlash be @#$%ed.