For the first time in years, I’m actually happy about this day. At one point in time, never have I thought of reaching this age. But, here I am, alive and well — beyond well. I didn’t really celebrate my birthday the past few years, always thinking that there was nothing worth celebrating in my life. This 21st birthday though, is different. I’m celebrating moving on from the past; I’m celebrating having a vision for my future; I’m celebrating rediscovering myself; and I’m celebrating the beginning of a new chapter, that is The Sheer Statement, my heart and soul.
That being said, obviously I had to be dressed to the nines for my big day. After browsing through multiple boutiques and online stores, my eyes was set on the perfect dress for a night out with my girls. I picked out this gorgeous Bardot dress from Vesper 247, which is available on Zalora (on sale!). I mean who doesn’t love a nice figure-hugging dress? What first caught my attention was the bright cobalt blue colour, perfect for making a statement. Also, the lace sleeves and tie bow detailing give off a contrasting effect and add texture to an otherwise solid colour dress.
To all my petite ladies out there, midi dresses are not a complete no-no. There are ways to counter it. What I did here was pairing the dress with a strapped wedges in blue, giving extra height to my overall look. The key here is the thin ankle strap as it gives the illusion of elongate legs. If this is too much blue, you can opt for a black strappy heels, it goes well with the tie bow details. Alternatively, you can go for a nude heels that will blend in with your skin tone and give the appearance of longer, slimmer legs.
Another trick lies in the length of the dress itself. A midi dress that ends at mid-calf may not be as flattering on petite ladies. Instead, opt for one that ends slightly above mid-calf, which is the slimmer part of the legs (just like the one I’m wearing here).
No outfit is ever complete without any jewellery. I finished off my outfit with a pair of elegant drop earrings and a minimal long necklace with charm in gold as well as a few rings.
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