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Does a piece of clothing change how you feel?

My favorite thing to wear is my  beautiful polka dot dress .  It has a navy blue background and big bold white dots. Ironically, I usually dress pretty conservatively with lots of neutrals and no crazy patterns.  But this dress instantly gives me energy, makes me feel confident, playful and happy. It's initially pushed me out of my fashion comfort zone, and now I love to put it on to give me a lift. 

 

Do you remember Julia Roberts wearing that gorgeous polka dot dress in "Pretty Woman?"  It's kind of like that.  

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Abssolutely!!! I've worked from home since way before Covid, so I wear jeans and t-shirts a lot, and some are my "Major Work In The Groove" shirts. My newest is this one:Snovid shirt.jpg

 

I adore the sound of your dress. I'm picturing it sort of rock-a-billy style, maybe? I bought a dress like that (white with black dots) but the material was horrible so I returned it. I'll have to go look for a better one. 

 

I have one that makes me feel playful, happy and sexy - but because it's now too tight, it makes me feel very UNconfident, it's navy with very small flamingos on it that from a distance look like pink polka dots:eshaki dress.jpgThat's not me in the dress - it's a model. 

 

Someone, was it you, Christine, was asking about putting pictures in posts. I'll explain if anyone wants.

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@ninaTx My polka dot dress is kind of like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.  A great "twirling, dress,"  Maybe I could wear it for the Arizona two step! Miss doing that since covid. Your dressing is really cute.  Love the idea of tiny pink flamingos.  Sometimes it's fun having playful clothing.  Your t-shirt is great.  Everyone should have some comfy shirts in their wardrobe.  As far as clothing goes in general, dress for our current body size, it's the most flattering and comfortable.  Everyone has stuff they don't like about their bodies ( even super models! ) make peace with it, and have a mindset ( and goal ) of health not a certain size or number on the scale.   Going to go draw, paint and read. My husband and I are calling today, "The Day of Me" instead of Mother's Day, which is some what bitter-sweet.  Hope you celebrate you today, take care, Christine

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Definitely makes a difference. Texture, weight of fabric, color, all carry subtle energies that can impact mood, and sense of self. After a year of pandemic isolation in raggedy sweaters and henley shirts, I wore a nice lavender moleskin shirt-jacket the other day to meet a friend and felt like a grown up with a brain again.

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@DeahC77388 , Thank you for your response.  It is amazing that clothes can have such an impact!  I felt the same way when I ditched some  of my "mom jeans" and other stay at home mom clothes a while back.  Though, I heard mom jeans are coming  back.  😃Christine

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A follow up to this is a new documentary called :Worn Stories" about how a certain piece of clothing makes you feel, or even changes your life.  It's entertaining  Christine

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@ChristineH635132   I watched "Worn Stories," and found it really entertaining and interesting, too.

It may sound rather strange, but I kept one of my Dad's cardigan sweaters, and one of my husband's favorite pullover sweaters after they died.  When it's very wintry outside, or when I am especially missing them, I like to put them on.  It's like getting a warm hug from them when I need one.   

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@RosemaryF433825  So sorry for the loss of your father and your husband. Were these recent losses?  Yes, some pieces of clothing are so powerful and bring back a flood of memories.  I think keeping those two articles of clothing are great mementos to honor your loved ones. Take care, Christine

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