What’s your dreaded wardrobe malfunction? Did that phrase (“wardrobe malfunction”) originate at the 2004 Superbowl? I’ll have to perform fashion due diligence to find out, but in any case, it’s caught on! Very few of us will have the opportunity to experience Janet Jackson’s degree of malfunction, but in an imperfect world, sartorial stuff does happen.
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”-Mahatma Gandhi
Here are some of my dreaded W. M.’s, taken from my actual daily life:
- Wayward bra straps. Everything is nice and sleek as I leave the house, but upon arrival at lunch, the straps are peeking out, and pretty much stay that way. Some marvelous dresses and blouses have bra strap holders that snap your strap into place. Should be required.
- Tights that creep down the leg as the day goes on. I have sometimes been inspired to remove these offenders mid-day, and gone bare-legged on occasion. These hose give me a very insecure feeling.
- Singing shoes. You have to have a sense of humor if your shoes squeak a happy tune as you walk the halls. Sometimes this goes away with repeated wearings, but I haven’t found a cure yet. Any ideas?
- Surprise see-through skirts. It looks fine and modest in the morning, at home. Suddenly, the Seven-Eleven clerk is giving me the eye, and I notice I’m fairly sheer below the waist. Slips are the cure! But I have forgetten sometimes.
- Won’t-stay-tucked-in shirts. Arrgggh. I don’t like to tuck-in six times an hour. This kind of shirt is fine if your life requires you to sit (or lie) perfectly still for 6 hours. I usually opt for soft knits and tees, slightly on the long side.
- The ultimate: skirt tucked into tights while exiting the restroom! I don’t have to tell my story on this one, do I?
“If I think about it too much, I can’t get dressed.”-Daphne Guinness
Please tell me you’ve had a few W. M.’s yourselves? Can you add to the list? We tend to learn more from our “mistakes” than our successes.
Stay fabulous, xo
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