|DANIELA STRETCH SHIFT DRESS|
This past Friday (March 6th) was National [Wear a] Dress Day,which was a precursor for International Women's Day occurring on Sunday.
I celebrated although not fully realizing it was National Dress Day until late in the day. I took the day as a relaxation day arriving at my local mall and staying until mid afternoon. I so love doing this.
To start the morning, I had breakfast with a friend a restaurant overlooking the ocean. We talked, giggled and planned for over an hour and half. After a short drive down the ocean highway (A1A), I arrived at the mall just as it was opening.
First a Macy's return and a try on session of two denim dresses. See, my inner self knew what day it was. I liked both but decided to wait; glad I did.
My next stop was the Lilly store and it was very busy even at 10:30 AM. And yes, I also tried on an adorable dress there. The sales staff is paid to "ohh and awe", when you ask but the dress really did look adorable. Even several other women in the changing area commented. I picked it to try on as a lark and ended up really liking it. The sweetheart neckline is adorable. It was totally an impulse item, being the pattern is uniquely "Lilly / Palm Beach" causal. After all I do live in Palm Beach area so can and will find appropriate venues. It will be perfect of an evening out at the Colony, Palm Beach or for another cruise. The online photo shown here does not do the dress justice; it is youthful and cute. I promise a photo in the future.
I also visited my mall's Tory Burch store, Nordstrom and Banana Republic. I am recognized and have friends at several of the stores. After lunch in the food court about 2:00 pm, I headed home. I am still proud of my celebratory day.
So on National Dress Day I celebrated and it is already on my calendar for next year. The simplest way to celebrate National Dress Day is to wear a dress! Who said you need to wait until next year? Not me.
Why We Love National Dress Day
Is there anything more comfortable to wear than a dress? The answer is no — and you just have to look to fashion throughout history and around the world to be assured that dresses are the best! Men, women, and children have worn versions of the dress throughout history, and it many warm countries, men wear dresses, also called tunics, as a way to stay cool.
Dresses are versatile
There are so many different kinds of dresses that there is one for every occasion! There are dresses for sleeping, dresses for lounging around the house, dresses for playing sports in, dresses for work, dresses for play, and of course, dresses for the most special occasions in our lives, like prom dresses, wedding dresses, and red carpet dresses.
Dresses are beautiful
Dresses can be pragmatic of course, but they can also be beautiful. Designer dresses can be works of art, and some of the world’s best museums have had dresses on exhibit to highlight their beauty and craftsmanship. They can be embroidered, hand-beaded, hand-stitched and made of the finest materials.