I want some new clothes for summer. Here’s what I wish I could find on the racks:
1) Shirts that aren’t semi-transparent. Would it be so hard for clothing manufacturers to find fabric that isn’t see-through? As someone who doesn’t want my undergarments to show, I have to wear a cami under many of my shirts. As a human who gets hot in the summer, layering my clothing seems sort of ridiculous.
2) A tank top that isn’t too skimpy and will cover all my wobbly bits when I bend over to pick up my 2-year-old. Spaghetti straps made of lace are pretty on the hanger, but they’re just not practical for a working mom on the go.
3) A shirt that doesn’t have bling. A shirt that has beads and sequins aren’t my thing because:
* My children will scratch their faces on my shirt while snuggling.
* Why would I want something sharp attached to my shirt?
* I’m not looking to make a splash or attract attention when I leave the house. I just want to be covered and not look silly.
4) A shirt that isn’t a billboard for some fashion designer.
5) A shirt that doesn’t have big flowers on it and/or has a southwestern theme that makes me look like I belong in the desert.
6) A shirt doesn’t hug all of my womanly curves. Why does everything have to hug me like a body suit? I do not want to show off my muffin top. Please make a shirt that hangs loosely without looking like a sack.
7) Skorts. My daughter has lots of adorable skirts that have shorts inside. Why can’t they make the same things for women?
8) Pants with pockets. Real pockets. Not the fake pockets that don’t hold anything. My husband’s pants have pockets. Why can’t clothing manufacturers figure out how to put pockets on all of my pants?
As someone who works in an office all day, I also would like:
1) A shirt with sleeves. Both sleeves. And I would like it if both of those sleeves reached my wrists. What good is a 3/4-length sleeve anyway?
2) A simple button-down shirt without embellishment and isn’t meant to double as a corset.
3) Petite dress pants without elastic at the waist. I’m short, not 76 years old.
3) Petite capri pants. Why? Because capri pants made for a woman who is 5-foot-6 look like regular pants on someone who is 5-foot-1. And then I just look silly.
I’m sure I sound boring. Some people can carry off the bling and the skimpy tank tops. I love seeing how other people put together an outfit.
Maybe I’m the only person who dislikes the current fashion trends. Maybe I should embrace the sequins and ties and barely-there fabric. Maybe I’m just getting old.
Or maybe I just need to work harder to find boring clothes.