The letter D is for Dresses.
I took my daughter (almost 15 years old) out dress shopping on Saturday. Not clothes shopping. But specifically dress shopping. Why? Because she wanted a new dress.
My daugher answered, "I just want a new dress."
The employees all responded with scrunched eyebrows and baffled expressions.
Monday morning, my daughter and I went to get our hair cut. The wonderful hairdresser was very kind and asked how our weekend was. My daughter very excitedly told her of the new gorgeous dress she found. The hairdresser asked, "Oh! What's the special occassion?"
My daughter simply said, "I just wanted a new dress."
Why does there have to be a special occassion now-a-days for a dress? I know the style is torn jeans with decorated back pockets topped off with a t-shirt from A&F ... but really ... when did dresses go out of style?
I remember a photograph of my mother when she was about my daughter's age. My mother smiled when she showed it to me. I asked her why the photo made her smile.
My mother tapped the photo with her finger and said, "Those were my first pair of pants." (She and all her friends had only worn dresses and skirts prior ... it was the 1950's.)
Two generations later ... many girls don't even own a dress.
Do you know a teenage girl who wears dresses for no special occassion?
I do. But they're not the "norm."
Photo credits: Top photo from JCPenney.com (not my daughter, and not the dress she chose); Bottom photo from thefashionspot.com (not my mom, but similar clothes!)