You, Too, Can Go Sleeveless!

If you can’t tell after that last post, I kinda dig styles of the 1970’s. Love the wide sleeves and bell bottoms, swoon over platform shoes and adore a properly crafted wide lapel.

I also love a good sleeveless dress. Many women don’t.

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Sleeveless, high neck, lightweight stretch fabric in bold black and white mod print

At a sale one day, a woman really liked one dress I made but said, “You know, when you get to your forties, you can’t wear sleeveless anymore.” First of all, I was 44 at the time and by no means we’re my arms anything to be proud of; second, I wear sleeveless of some form more days than I don’t (weather permitting or not); third, I saw no reason she should hide from comfort as her arms looked just fine to me.

Later, I’ll talk about comfort vs. style vs. self-image. For now, I’ll just say that a clothing item isn’t just about one body part. I’d never want a client to be uncomfortable, but I want them to discover how they can feel good about their clothes and themselves

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Sleeveless, high neck, very lightweight sweater knit

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That said, here are some of my favorite sleeveless dresses. They have a high neck — yes, I know what you are thinking — but it’s not constricting nor uncomfortable. If, like me, you aren’t really tall (I’m 5′-4″ …. almost), they have a bit of a lengthening effect.

Give sleeveless a try. Summer is coming and I hate being hot.

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Sleeveless, high neck, heavy knit black and white lattice print, slits on each side

 

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