Uh... so I was all excited about this skirt until I started photographing it.
Why is it so ugly!?! It didn't look like this in the mirror. I feel like this skirt makes my hips and thighs look huge!
Or this! Also, what is my body doing???
This is making me so sad. I was all excited about making something fun and special and I thought it was going to look so good. And of course now I'm feeling frustrated about my body.
This is not how I want my body to look. Fail.
Like, I actually think I would prefer not to wear clothes at all. All they do is remind me how not-perfect my body is.
To be fair, some of the photos looked OK.
But there are definitely way more bad photos than good, and I can't tell what it really looks like in real life! Have you ever had this problem? Where it's hard to figure out if something is flattering of unflattering?
Here's what I think some of the problems are:
- I'm slightly backlit in my mirror at home, which makes the organza layer look more sheer, so in the mirror, I see the silhouette of my legs through the organza more clearly. But in photos, the organza is more reflective of light, so it's more opaque creating a fuller silhouette. Solution: remake the skirt with different organza that is even more sheer.
- I don't know what top to make/buy to wear with this. Just from photos, I can see that the ones with the black tee are a little better than the ones with the white cami. Solution: find a style of top to go with it that makes it more flattering.
- The opaque layer is a cotton broadcloth. It's a little stiffer than I had been hoping for, and I think it makes me look a little wider because it's got some body itself: Solution: find a pure white fabric with good drape (a challenge in itself) and remake the skirt.
- This is just an unflattering look for me altogether. Solution: cut my losses and wear something else to my sweetheart's CD release party.
Ugh. I don't know.