1. Girl pirates are super badass.
2. You can make a pirate costume out of almost any Dare Fashion top.
3. You get to say fun stuff like, "Arrrrgh! Swab those decks ye landlubbers, or you'll be walking the plank straight into Davy Jones's Locker!"
This guest post was written by the super-rad Jes Baker of themilitantbaker.com. In her blog, she preaches the importance of body autonomy, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language.
HALLOWEEN IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING, GUYS!
...This year? I TRIED BEETLEJUICE (Betelgeuse if you must)! Aka the gem of a character that was played by Michael Keaton two years after I was born... but that doesn’t stop me from using an entire can of green hair coloring.
I'm Natty C: Self Love Warrior. "To thine own self, be love" is how I try to live every moment of every day. It hasn't always been this way. Like most people, my teenage years were rough... I spent a lot of time feeling like I wasn't good enough and that I was different than everybody else. Much of my self loathing came from being really overweight while being surrounded by extremely thin girls at the performing arts high school I attended. Going shopping was a horrid, tear-filled experience because I could never fit into any of the stores my friends were going to. Wet Seal? Teeny clothes. Contempo Casual? Nope. 5,7,9? I needed 18, 20, 22.
Almost all of my stories, in one way or another, originated as dreams. My dreams are very detailed and vivid, there’s little difference between them and the waking world, except for some of the fantastical elements...
I feel most comfortable when who I am on the inside is reflected — in some way — on the outside, and who I am on the inside is full of ideas, and characters and entire worlds and galaxies that span centuries into the past and eons into the future...
Ever let a hashtag send you on a body shame spiral?
I almost did.
A while back, I took a picture of my fat cat looking particularly lumpy. I posted it on Instagram with some cheeky caption that wasn’t clever enough for me to remember now, along with the hashtags #fatcat and #lovehandles. Since I've already perused the #fatcat hashtag at length (natch), I clicked through to #lovehandles.
The result in three words: don't do that...
A couple years ago, we had a "Bring your Mom to Work" Day at Dare Fashion. Three of our moms were able to come. Natalia's mom, Maria (or Masha) was visiting all the way from Siberia; Ben's mom, Shirley, came on the BART subway from Walnut Creek, and Lisa and Kristen's mom, Elizabeth, drove up from Belmont. We had an awesome afternoon together...
READ MORE to find out about their visit, why we appreciate them so much, and how loving your mom can earn you a 50% off coupon!
Beccy Dancer @ladyxboleyn is a UK-based artist, model, graveyard enthusiast and loyal Dare Fashion customer. She now owns about 20 Dare to Wear pieces!
Check out our latest blogpost to find out what sparked her passion for graveyards, what kind of eyeliner she uses, and why you should never, ever exhume the coffin of your lover...
...We also love that the official color of St. Patrick's Day is green, which happens to be the official color of our one of the three Dare raison d'être's: to move the needle on environmental sustainability. Our lovely little planet Earth is under siege, and we are all going to have to pull together to save her. To continue living on Earth, every single one of us is going to have to make an effort to be greener - it's not just going to take a village, it's going to take all the villages!
There are two kinds of people in this world. One who, as the middle of February nears, dons their sweetheart-print pajamas and nestles all snug in their beds, with visions of heart-eyed anime characters dancing adorably in their heads...
Relax. Don't worry. If you don’t like the way it fits, you can return it… no questions asked. It’s important to us that you LOVE the way Dare Fashion makes you feel about yourself!
Among the images for each product listing is a style-specific size chart. For our tops and dresses, you can get your Dare size with ONLY ONE measurement of your bust!
Please use the size charts as a guideline. Our fashion is made to these specifications, but due to variations in the stretchiness of the fabric and how it is sewn, there may be some slight deviations from this chart. But please rest assured, all of our styles are designed to fit a range of body types, with features such as stretch fabrics, corset lace-ups, and spaghetti ties in the back to customize the fit.
And did we mention... if it doesn’t fit, you can return it, no questions asked! So buy with confidence. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!