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60s Flower Power

I used to always love mod clothes when I was about 10-13. I was often called “Twiggy” (not in a nice way) and hated it because I was very skinny to the point where I never wore skirts except on very seldom occasion (usually they were very long skirts so no one would see my stick figured legs, but it didn’t help that my arms were super long and thin too). That was about the time when my mom told me more about how Twiggy was and I saw photos of her. It made me feel less grossed out by myself, but at the same time I would steal my brother’s weight gainer vitamins.  You won’t see me in these type of clothes often because I don’t like skirts above my knobby knees as it is. I used to get mocked a lot for how thin I was, because I was not blossoming at the same rate as the other girls in school, and it made me feel as if I wasn’t good enough. I was always really tall for my age, but being so skinny and under developed (other than when I got giant hips at 14) just made me always look 3-6 years younger in a time when you WANT to look your age or maybe a year older. My mom told me, “You’re beautiful!” all the time. When you have no friends and are constantly tormented for being flat chested, and overly skinny and ugly between ages 10-15, it starts to be something you believe. Thankfully I felt much better about my body by the time I was about 17.

I think that it is important to have a healthy diet or to eat correctly without under or over eating. I used to over eat to gain weight and it didn’t work too well at all, because I do still have a high metabolism. I don’t like laziness and think people need to get off of their couch and start moving around! I love when I meet people who are so happy and content with their body size. I am happy and content with my size, but it took a LONG time to accept that. 

[what a windy day that was]
So while it seems most people want to be skinny, remember there are some skinny people wishing they were bigger! I was one of them, but just couldn’t get that way thanks to that metabolism of mine.

Although I do adore this dress that my husband again picked out for me, I don’t know what I think about the back piece keyhole. For the most part my hair covers it anyway, but I just don’t know how I feel regarding my modesty love. I just hope it isn’t too much back.  

I am sorry these photos aren’t the best of my shots at all, but I promised I said I’d post them (I almost didn’t at all). Very cute dress. I love all the details on it and the colours.

I just love the flower
Vintage late 1960s/early 1970s dress: Agnes the Owl
shoes: Remix

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31 thoughts on “60s Flower Power

  1. That dress is darling and it fits you like a glove. I know what you mean about the knees, I'm not crazy about mine either. It has taken me a long time to show them. I actually like the back of your dress even more than the front! The piping, colorful buttons, keyhole. It's perfect – very unexpected and still totally innocent.ā™„ Rebecca JeanMidnight Maniac

  2. That dress is absolutely adorable. On to the topic of size, I'm a "thick" girl and my very best friend is quite thin. We've always struggled with accepting our bodies, however, it was nice to know that there are thin girls that wish for more meat on thier bones.

  3. This is such a great message Victoria. I seriously know what you're talking about. I didn't develop until around 14/15 and I was always called a "boy" because of flat and lanky I was. Thank God I grew some curves when I was around 17. I'm glad that you've accepted your body, like I have mine, because you really are gorgeous!

  4. I'm super picky about modesty too, but I don't think this dress goes a bit too far šŸ™‚ The keyhole is just sweet and adorable! And I'm sure if your hubbie is okay with it, you're fine!How do you manage to be so gorgeously photogenic, my dear???

  5. I like this story. I had the opposite problem. I was always curvier than I would like. I went through a whole under-eating face and became as skinny as I've ever been. A year or so ago I just started feeling happy with myself and my body. Some people say I gained weight or point out how much better looking I was skinny but I just think they're crazy :)Also, I think the back cut out is kind of cute!Bea from A plus B

  6. That dress is adorable, I LOVE the back!Sounds like we grew up with identical metabolisms! I remember trying unsuccessfully to gain weight and wearing long johns under my pants in junior high to make my legs not look so skinny. Luckily I wasn't teased or treated badly by other kids though, that must have been really hard.Now I'm thankful my crazy metabolism is still goin' strong! I've even come to like being small-chested šŸ™‚

  7. I had the exact opposite problem as a pre-teen/teen–I started getting curvy by the time I was 9! :p Which meant I got some gross comments from older boys/creepy men because I always looked older than my friends. Ugh. The good thing that came out of it is that I figured out how to handle those sorts of situations early on! lol. Thankfully, I think after a rather bad relationship with my body from my teen years to early 20s, I've finally hit a point where I'm content with how I was created to look, instead of spending countless hours wishing for something different. ;)I love this dress! I can see why you like the mod era–it does suit you beautifully! šŸ™‚ The keyhole and asymmetrical back placket is such a great detail; going to have to remember that. ;)ā™„ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  8. Oh so cute!! I love that dress! I would've probably sewn a similar colored fabric to the flower just to patch the back because of modesty. It might not be too much for me to show that little bit of my back, but it might be for others, you know? I have definitely been in a situation like that, but you really can't please anyone— just do what you feel your convictions are leading you to.Oh, your body is beautiful! Lol, that sounds like such a weird thing to say… but we're talking about body image, so it's okay šŸ™‚ Tall and lean are qualities of fashion models!! I used to be so insecure, too. I might've permanently damaged my body because of being anorexic in middle school. I used to be one of the tallest girls, and I think the lack of nutrients in my body stopped me from growing taller. I'm just in an average height now as an adult, and it makes me regret what I did so much. I'm glad my weight is normal now, but I still wished that I grew taller. That's probably something I can't take back because most girls stop growing in their early 20s, so I often envied tall girls. Your height, my dear, is a blessing!! šŸ™‚

  9. I am in love with this dress! I think it fits you perfectly :)I struggled with weight in high school and I struggled with having curly hair. I am happy with myself now!

  10. Love the shots, especially the burger background šŸ˜€ The dress is GORGEOUS! You look beautiful as always.The keyhole opening looks fine to me but I know what you mean. I have a dress with a similar back I haven't worn yet because I am getting all fidgety about the prospect of showing off a little bit of skin where I wouldn't usually. ugh.I just love the multi coloured buttons at the back – swooonderful šŸ˜€

  11. I had the exact opposite problem as a pre-teen/teen–I started getting curvy by the time I was 9! :p Which meant I got some gross comments from older boys/creepy men because I always looked older than my friends. Ugh. The good thing that came out of it is that I figured out how to handle those sorts of situations early on! lol. Thankfully, I think after a rather bad relationship with my body from my teen years to early 20s, I've finally hit a point where I'm content with how I was created to look, instead of spending countless hours wishing for something different. ;)I love this dress! I can see why you like the mod era–it does suit you beautifully! šŸ™‚ The keyhole and asymmetrical back placket is such a great detail; going to have to remember that. ;)ā™„ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  12. That dress is so cute! And you look wonderful in it. The keyhole thing is weird, but the buttons make it look nicer. I don't think it shows too much skin, either.

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