Women Who Dare vol.1: A letter from Faye L.
Greetings Dare to Wear team,
I own several of your quality pieces and hope to add to that collection in the future. I have always been a larger figured person and have long felt depressed about the lack of choices in women's fashion for plus size ladies. You are so right - there is a real feeling that if you are plus sized, you had best be content in shapeless dresses or sweatpants and over-sized t-shirts. Finally, there is a clothing outfitter that understands what I want as a full-figured woman!
I am reminded about the superior fit and style of Dare to Wear when I recall a particular event from earlier this year. I had recently joined a band as a bass player. I was new, and it was only our third time playing out together. Well, having been through some stressors earlier in the year, I found that I was a little heavier than usual. Gig time came, and in show business, it is important to look your best! I had a few ideas for outfits, but thanks to my weight gain, nothing felt flattering, leaving me quite despondent.
When you feel good, you look good, and at that moment, I was at the other end of the spectrum -- not feeling confident about the night's performance because I was not feeling good about my appearance. All of a sudden, I remembered one of my favorite Dare to Wear tops - the Cinch top in Crimson Poppy. I hesitated. "Would it fit?" I wondered. I slipped it on, and like magic, even though I weighed more than the last time I wore it - it fit like a charm! This is a credit to Dare to Wear's wisdom in cut, style and adjustable ties.
Even though I was still at home, I could tell the difference in my mirror. My shoulders eased back, my body language became more relaxed and confident, my smile less tense, more real. Thanks to Dare to Wear, I was feeling good about how I looked again, and because of that I felt more confident...
And, the gig came off fine! I wasn't worried about how I looked, so I could concentrate on playing the songs well. My new friends gave me so many compliments on how I looked - a few of them stopping to admire the corset-styled ties. Even my band mates went out of their way to admire my style. I felt like a rock-star knock-out the entire night! I was so relieved - this was far better than the moping, unhappy version of myself I had encountered earlier! Just the feeling of the high quality fabric on my skin reminded me to be confident and the results were great, compliments from my bandmates and an evening of making new friends. The Cinch top became one of my "go-to" items while I was in the band, and continues to be one of my summer "go-to" pieces!
Now, whenever I am having a tough time feeling confident, I find myself heading to my beautiful Dare to Wear tops. No matter what kind of day I'm having (normal day, bloat day, thin day), I put one on and it hugs and flatters my shape. It seems like a lot of plus sized clothing is either too tight or made out of materials that cling to the fuller figure, emphasizing one's shape in an unflattering way. Or, they go the other way and are shapeless, sad and sack-like.
But not Dare to Wear! The prints are inventive and the fabric is high quality. They feel nice against the skin, skim the curves without digging in, and the details are amazing. I feel attractive and the confidence shines through in my attitude and expression. And did I mention that the pieces are also highly versatile? They can go from daytime professional to evening out rather easily.
Thank you Dare to Wear for a great product for an underserved population!