Alright ladies, I have a current love/hate relationship with off the shoulder tops. I love the way they look, but they’re TOTALLY not practical when you have a toddler. Hence this being a date night outfit, and not a “mom’s running out to get groceries and Starbucks” look.
Let’s talk practicality. First and foremost, you MUST have a good strapless bra- which I am currently still searching for. If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments. It’s a struggle for me and I barely have anything to hold up. Secondly, you have to find the perfect combination of elastic on the top- you want it to stay up and not fall down, but you also don’t want it to feel like it’s cutting off the circulation of your upper arms. (Trust me, it’s a weird and annoying feeling.) Lastly, you have to realize that you will be adjusting it all. the. time. if you’re doing anything remotely normal. Every time I raised my hand to put my hair behind my ear, it would slide right back up on my shoulder- because the tight elastic would pull it up.
Now to the love part of this love/hate relationship. It makes me feel very Disney princess, and Ian loves it. Sigh. Fine, I will do it for Ian because he’s awesome. I don’t know about you other moms, but since I had Alexander, I have decided that I hate all clothes that aren’t comfortable. Lol. I am only slightly exaggerating. I have sent all sorts of shirts/dress/pants back that aren’t comfortable recently. I have no time for that nonsense. I have a toddler hanging on me 12 hours a day, so I’m not about to put on something that makes me uncomfortable.
I’m so high maintenance. 😉
That being said, I do have some other off the shoulder tops/dresses that aren’t annoying and that do stay up- they’re just currently on loan to other friends.
Photos: Jacque, Inc
On the bright side, this top is only $10 now, so there’s that. 😉 But seriously back to the bra situation- if you have a strapless bra you love, let me know!!!!