4 Struggles Of Wearing A Dress That Every Girl Knows

4 Struggles Of Wearing A Dress That Every Girl Knows

Dresses are the best and worse invention of all time

I love dresses. They are comfortable, easy to put on, and have a lot of room to breathe on the hottest days of the summer. There are, however, a few struggles that come along with the ease of dress-wearing. And I am here to talk about them.

1. Bending over

Whether you accidentally dropped your pen or you are just trying to use something that is on the ground, bending over in a dress is nearly impossible. Either you have to do an awkward squat so your back stays up-right, or you have to hold your dress down in the back so it looks like you are just holding your butt. It's a lose-lose either way.

2. The wind

I don't know about people who don't live on the Plains, but, here in Kansas, 60 mph winds are nothing out of the ordinary. When selecting a dress, I must think about the amount of time I will be spending outside. Is it worth having to be constantly holding my dress down in fear of flashing the entire world? I'm not trying to feel like Marilyn Monroe today. Thanks, though.

3. Sitting down

I have always felt a special bond with Mia from "The Princess Diaries." How the heck is a lady supposed to sit in a dress, be comfortable, and still be modest? I'm not sure that attaining both is actually possible. And that is just sitting in a chair! Don't even get me started on trying to sit on the floor.

4. They ride up

Sometimes I like to wear dresses to school. It's almost always a mistake. The second I start to make my way across campus, my backpack has gotten a hold of the material and is pulling it up, up, up for everyone to see. Being cute and studious is just not a good combo. It makes me feel a bit like season one Rachel Berry from "Glee." I'm convinced that everyone if looking at me thinking "Why would she make that fashion choice?"

While these struggles are very real, and I deal with all of them pretty much every time I wear a dress, they are sacrifices I am willing to make. Dresses are just too dang comfortable to give up. Plus, they are the easiest way to look cute. Don't want to put in an effort, but have to look nice for dinner? Just throw on that t-shirt dress and call it good! It doesn't get much better than that.

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10 Reasons Your Big Sister Is The Best Person In Your Life

"There is no better friend than a sister, and there is no better sister than you."

As much as I hate to admit it, my big sister might be sort-of, slightly, cooler than I am.

Sometimes. She's the one I call when I can't call mom and the only one in the family who can properly handle my attitude. Big sisters are the people you'd choose if they weren't already family, and here's why.

1. She is your first and truest friend.

Big sisters are (literally) there from day one. They see every dirty diaper, every bad haircut, and every melodramatic breakup. They deal with every bad day and drama queen attitude and still love you in the most unconditional way.

2. Her closet is your closet.

For some reason, her clothes always look better on you. Funny how that works, huh? With a big sister comes a big closet, and who doesn't love having a double wardrobe? I'd also like to take this opportunity to apologize for the clothes I will never give back (but I'm not really that sorry).

3. She knows what it's like to deal with your parents.

Anything you could possibly be going through, they went through it first. It's kind of like having an instruction manual or a key to the future. Either way, it's always nice to have someone who will always understand the struggle.

4. There are no boundaries.

Wanna dance around in your underwear all day? Cool. Life talks while she's on the toilet? Also cool. There's no awkward moments or changing in the bathroom with the door locked. There's just the kind of freedom that only comes with siblings.

5. Thanks to her, you know about all of the cool movies/music/fashion trends from years back.

Thanks to my sister, I have every Too $hort and Ludacris song you could ever think of downloaded on my phone. I've seen every cheesy '90s movie, and when a fad from 10 years ago comes back in, I already have the hookup.

6. She tells you like it is.

We all have those friends who tend to sugarcoat everything. Yeah, sisters don't do that. She's the first person to tell me when I'm making a terrible decision and that I really shouldn't triple text that boy again. She keeps it real with me and deals with my attitude, and that's why she's the best.

7. Her home is always open.

Sometimes you just need to get away from life and binge watch Netflix, and sometimes you need all of that plus your sister. She always has her door open when you're two seconds away from losing your mind, and she also has good takeout and a dog.

8. She knows what you're capable of.

My sister knows exactly who I am and what I can do. She knows when I'm not doing my best, and when I need to be set straight. She's always there to remind me who I am and what I'm capable of accomplishing. She's always been my biggest fan.

9. She's a lot cheaper than therapy.

For some reason, my sister always knows just what to say. Even if I don't see it at the time, she's usually right (don't tell her I said that). Big sisters are like wizards, somehow they always magically make you feel like life's gonna turn out alright in the end. If she wasn't already awesome at everything else, I'd suggest she be a therapist.

10. She will always be your go-to gal.

No matter the situation, she will always be by your side. There is nothing you could say or do to make a big sister leave, and that's why they're the best. Whether it's a speeding ticket, a mean girl or you just need to laugh, big sisters are always going to be there to lift your spirits and set you straight.

I couldn't make it without ya sis, I'm sorry for ratting you out on Thanksgiving that one time, and for running away at the zoo. Thanks for taking me to see Aaron Carter even though he's way too old to still be singing "I want Candy," and thank you always for being the best role model, sister and friend I could ask for.

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