The past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to dress in a more feminine manner. It’s been fun.
The picture above was my outfit on Wednesday. I love the top because it doesn’t wrinkle. 😉 The outfit as a whole is a lot dressier than the plain tees I used to wear.
I’ve been scouring my favorite thrift store looking for dressier tops. By buying a couple at a time, it’s been fairly easy to stay within our clothing budget. My flared denim skirt is still my main bottom piece – I like it and how it fits and am really not sure what else I’d like to wear.
Another thing I’m trying to do is make sure that I look nice – doing my hair and makeup – instead of just looking presentable. It’s so easy to just pull my hair into a sloppy ponytail. It’s funny how taking just a little bit more time can make me look and feel so much better.
My friend Michaela mentioned wanting to “lose the frump.” That’s what I’ve been trying to do. My old tees just didn’t look pretty. Modest, yes. Pretty and feminine, no.
Last time I posted about femininity several people mentioned how it is something that can vary greatly from person to person. I agree. What looks nice and feminine on one person may look perfectly awful on someone else. My mom and I are a perfect example of this – what looks nice on her doesn’t suit me. One of my goals is to find clothing that fits well and suits me. Not just passably, but things that look really nice.
It is not my intent to turn this into a fashion thing at all. I do think it would be nice to see what efforts other women are making to dress more femininely though. If you make any changes yourself – leave me a link to your blog. I’d love to read about what others are doing. It would be great to see what others are doing.
After posting about dressing more feminine last week, I’ve been thinking about femininity in general. About what it means, how to apply it, how others apply it – it’s been interesting.
An internet search for Biblical femininity came up pretty sparse. It is sad that there are so few sites (or even articles) on true Biblical femininity.
A quick internet search for femininity in general was disappointing as well. There were more articles about how women can become more masculine and how men need to get in touch with their feminine side. . .also not what I was looking for (and most of what I found I also disagree with, go figure).
Webster’s Dictionary defines feminine as:
1 : female
2 : characteristic of or appropriate or unique to women “feminine beauty” “a feminine perspective” “feminine”
That wasn’t as helpful as I’d hoped. For now, I’ll be doing more searching. There might not be a lot of information out there on Biblical femininity, but I will be studying.
Sunny mentioned doing a weekly fashion challenge. I think it’s a neat idea. I’m not exactly knowledgeable in some fashion areas though – dressing modestly and for a good price is my forte, not finding things that look fantastic. It’s something I’ve been working on improving. I’d love to hear other ideas though!
After a discussion with some friends, I thought it would be interesting to chronicle my quest to dress more feminine. While I do wear a skirt or dress every day, the plain tee I usually wear with my skirts is not as feminine as I’d like.
While I work on losing the rest of this baby weight, I’ve been looking for a few staples for my wardrobe that look nice during the transitional period. I have a closet full of beautiful clothes that are still a couple sizes too small, so I need some things that look nice right now.
Most days I wear a long, flared denim skirt with a plain tee. It’s not bad to work around the house in, but not something I necessarily want to wear every single day any more. So, the hunt begins.
Anyone want to join me?