On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: 1960s Hot Pink Dress
On Wednesday I had an ‘on Wednesdays we wear pink’ moment. Pink is one of those colours that I’ve never really worn. It was always a colour that I thought never really suited me. I didn’t start contemplating wearing this delicious shade of colour until I discovered this 1960s hot pink dress. To be completely honest, I didn’t buy this (no I didn’t shoplift it), I made it using a vintage mod dress pattern.
Traditionally I’ve always been more of a darker shade of colours person.
Black, navy blue, dark red, green. All those colours that suited my skin tone, didn’t clash with my eyes and also complimented my hair. I’d always viewed pink as being a pastel colour. Pastel doesn’t suit me at all!
For me, red has always been my go-to colour. It’s sexy, loud, in your face (pretty much everything my personality isn’t). Red is for me what pink is to Elle Woods.
I decided to make this dress in a hot pink colour, as the material was just really lovely. I love the little flowers embroidered all over it, and it really feels like a one of a kind dress.
This is really an ‘on Wednesdays we wear pink’ dress. I mean, it works into the Mean Girls theme so well! The colour is bright, bold and beautiful. It makes me feel amazing, and I always accessorise it with a white vintage belt. It accentuates my waist, which I love. Although I have been told I am a beanpole with no womanly curves to speak of. Someone actually said to me today that I have no bum. I was like “I have a bum, it’s just small”.
I think every Wednesday should be a day to wear pink!
However, I am definitely not saying we should be like the Mean Girls because despite how funny it is it is actually kind of believable. There are people like that out in the school (and working) world. And I do find it hilarious that they have their rules of what to wear on certain days. There’s the ‘on Wednesdays we wear pink’ rule and also the ‘you can only wear jeans or track pants on Friday’ rule.
Wearing this dress made me feel brave, bold and beautiful.
It made me feel like I could take anything on. It’s just one of those dresses…you know. Those dresses that make you feel like no one can tell you what to do. One of those dresses that have a sign above your head saying ‘Hey, you…look at me’. Not that I’m an attention seeker. It’s just nice having a dress that people take notice of and compliment.
I also found this post from a few years ago where these girls dressed like the mean girls for a week:
I’m really proud of myself because I just balanced my phone on the steps to take these photos. Such fun.
I hope you all have had a lovely Friday, and start to the weekend.
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