Let’s play ‘dress up’ by Jeanette Young

I don’t know about you, but I have missed going out and ‘dressing up’! 

The good company, food, drink, music, dancing, laughter and dressing up, which makes you look and feel good… now that is therapy right there! I also miss seeing people dress up in classy occasion wear – Hollywood style, lol!

Nowadays anything goes, which is a real shame! 

Something happens when you dress up. It brings out the lady (or the gentleman) in you, and all of a sudden you begin to walk and talk differently, simply as a result of the way you look and feel.

Hubby and I love to create candlelit dinners together at home, and dress up to eat our meal. You can create the environment you want to see and live in, too. You can also create date nights with the girls via Zoom – no one is exempt.

There is always a way to recreate the things you love doing. 

I think the pandemic has really caused us to get creative with the way we connect with one another via social media or via online meetings and gatherings. This has been the way forward for many of us. Technology has enabled us to still engage with one another and enjoy the things we love doing – even if it’s from a distance.

I remember back in the day, when we would dress up for convention, that’s when you would reallysee glamorous outfits! I would admire everyone’s outfits and their individual styles. Oh, how I miss the good ole days…

I’m not sure the younger generation will ever experience days like those, but it is something we should never stop talking about: teaching our youth about etiquette and class.

I love this time of year. It’s a time to unwind and enjoy quality time with our loved ones. And to dress up and enjoy the festive season, of course. Jesus is the Reason for the season, so that’s even more reason to celebrate. 

We cannot allow the pandemic to dampen our spirits, because God is still in control. We draw comfort and strength from Psalm 46, which states:

‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…’

So let us get into the festive mood, and start the New Year with hope, knowing that God is in control.

Recently, I did a fantastic collaboration with a company called JJsHouse, which is an online retailer specialising in wedding dresses and occasion wear. JJsHouse approached me, because they loved my YouTube channel, and enquired to see whether I could do a shopping haul and try on to review their dresses. (This was a paid collaboration, and the dresses were gifted to me.) 

Here are a few dresses I chose and styled:

Look 1 – Dress Code #236997

This 1950s-styled fit-and-flare dress is chic, elegant and timeless. The high/low hem is very flattering, and reminds me of Audrey Hepburn.

It is perfect for the following body shapes: Hourglass, Pear, Apple, Rectangle and Inverted Triangle.

Look 2  – Dress Code #219155

Another 1950s silhouette is the mermaid or fishtail-styled dress. I was drawn to the combination of different textures, embroidery and sequin embellishment. The tassels add that extra finesse, giving the dress a 1920s twist.

It is perfect for the following body shapes: Hourglass, Pear, Rectangle and Inverted Triangle.

Looks 3  – Dress Code #195393

I’m not sure whether many of you know, but the pencil skirt or dress is another 1950s silhouette. The pencil dress with cape is a timeless piece, which is simple, but striking, and the delicate, embroidered lace is very feminine and luxurious. 

These are perfect for the following body shapes: Hourglass, Rectangle, Apple and Inverted Triangle.

Look 3 and Look 4

Look 4 – Dress Code #203128

For the ladies who love a bit of drama, the rara dress was birthed in the 1980s, and the fuller the skirt, the better. The sequinned body works well, paired with the satin rara skirt, making this a very glamorous and chic cocktail dress.

It is perfect for the following body shapes: Hourglass, Rectangle and Inverted Triangle.

Treat yourself, ladies, because you are worth it!

“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” – Tammy Faye Bakker (talking about retail therapy).

Please click my personal link below, and take advantage of my 10% discount code: JYL 


For more elegant and classy looks by JJsHouse, click the link below: https://youtu.be/LTCQYwtFiMU

For more about Jeanette, please check out:

Website: https://www.jeanette-young.com/

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