It was only a few days ago that I noticed the creepers that once choked my bathroom window were now receding into a skeletal shadow of their once luscious appearance. The leaves of the Plain trees that line our neighbourhood’s roads are turning a reddish brown colour and falling down forming an orange blanket on the tarmac. Even though the days are still warm, these nuances let us know that summer is indeed over. However, I’m not quite ready to dust off my winter coat just yet. Even though I’m much more inclined to throw on a good pair of jeans and tee, I love dressing kind of sexy now and then, and sundowners or a dinner date is the perfect excuse to wear something that isn’t the same pair of jeans and tee you’ve been wearing for four consecutive days (guilty).
Sexy doesn’t have to be synonymous with tight fitting clothes or leaving little to the imagination, although it is very much subjective and I think it’s important to wear whatever makes you feel sexy (or confident, or happy, or whatever emotion you’re feeling or would like to feel). Personally, I tend to go for less figure hugging options if I’m showing some leg, or if I’m ‘covering up’ more, I’ll put on a pair of tight fitting jeans and a slinky blouse.
Nothing screams sexy quite as much as satin, and while I’ve always been ambivalent towards the whole slip dress as outerwear trend, this playsuit encompasses everything I think to be sexy and elegant, while comfortable too. The only thing I prioritize over dressing sexy is dressing for comfort. I loathe having to constantly check that all my bits are in place and not exposed. I can sit however I want, stand up without having to pull anything down, and get on with my night without feeling self-conscious. Feeling comfortable in turn helps me feel more confident, which leads me to my point; obtaining sex-appeal has very little to do with your appearance, but rather your state of mind, and that my friends, is the best way to feel sexy.
In collaboration with Phoebe & Knox