The Motherly Dress

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When I wear this denim dress, I remember of that one time when one of my Canadian friends referring to my outfit, bluntly remarked: “you look so motherly.” She made me laugh. She also got me thinking about how different can perceptions be depending on the country. Back in El Salvador, whenever I wear the dress, I get showered with compliments (not of the “you look so motherly” type, but more of the “it is so beautiful, where did you get it from?” type.) However, it is precisely because of my friend’s comment that it thrills me to wear the dress even more. I like breaking molds, and fashion is such a fantastic way of doing it. I encourage you to try it. Yes, sometimes it can make you feel a bit out of place (believe me I know), but it is exactly that what makes you stand out and shine. 

Cada vez que uso este vestido de dénim, me acuerdo de aquella ocasión en la que una de mis amigas canadienses me dijo sin ningún tipo de reparo: “Te ves tan maternal”. El comentario me hizo reir, pero también me puso a pensar en cuán distintas pueden ser las percepciones dependiendo de la cultura o del país. En El Salvador, siempre que me pongo el vestido, me llueven los cumplidos. No obstante, es precisamente por la crítica de mi amiga que ahora me emociona más usar el vestido. Me encanta romper moldes y la moda es una forma excelente de hacerlo. Les animo a intentarlo. Es cierto que a veces nos podemos sentir fuera de lugar al elegir un conjunto distinto, pero es justo eso lo que nos hace sobresalir. 

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Photography by Camila López

Dress: H&M (old)
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney
Wedges: Ugg (similar here)
Necklace: Zara
Chain link bracelet: Juicy Couture
Nail polish: Revlon

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