Posted by: Casey Carr, E-Commerce Director
I love dresses! Now I love dresses, but I didn’t start out that way.
As a little girl growing up in South Louisiana (read: the very deep south), my mother often dolled my younger sister and I up in adorable dresses paired with pretty, lace-edged socks and patent leather Mary Janes. We were precious! And I hated every minute of it. I longed for the more hip look of my elementary school friends in their jeans and sweatshirts. I don’t think I wore a pair of pants until I was 5 years old. I’m not kidding.
I’m a child of the 80’s with our totally awesome pegged jeans, “Jams” shorts, and neon-colored socks (and jelly bracelets). I attended Catholic school with the uniform to boot, but I totally rocked the plaid shirts and cut-off jeans after school in the 90’s (hello, Eddie Vedder). Over these two decades, I was not into looking like a girly.
I’m not sure what the turning point was. Perhaps it was moving from my 20’s to my 30’s where I discovered that, for me, being a woman was about being beautiful and strong – and there was nothing “girly” about it. Whatever it was, now I love dresses! I can’t get enough of them. Living in the Bay Area, I LOVE that I can get through the year in our 50-60 degree average temperature with a dress & a pair of boots.
So naturally, I was DE-lighted when our design team came out with Zobha Dresses, which I feel are a little known secret. They’re made of our Performance fabric, so you can wear them to yoga (with leggings, pants or capris) and to play traditional dress sports like tennis. But you can also wear them to work, for a night out, lounging at home…anywhere. I don’t have a favorite style – each offers a different look. And, while I’m plugging my favorites, I have just 3 words for you: Asymmetrical Zip Pullover.
What’s your take on dresses vs. pants? Have pics to share? Post them on our Zobha page on Facebook.