New Clothes!

I had to change my style last year when I got ill. I’ve not worn my jeans since because they feel so rough and uncomfortable. My skin is not sensitive but my nerves under my skin make me feel things differently, it’s so hard to explain. Anyway, it was out with the jeans and in with the dresses. I can wear leggings so long as they are soft cotton, so I can keep warm in the cooler weather. In the hotter weather I am faced with a dilemma. I cannot leave my legs exposed and it’s too hot to keep them covered.

My legs have a life of their own which is why I don’t like them on show. I have, what the Doctors call, a spastic gait, and it’s obvious. I can’t walk very far but when I do my legs are all over the place. When I stand I feel like I’m standing normally, but photographs have shown me different.

Then I was asked if I’d like to try a Maxi dress from JD Williams. Now, I’d heard of JD Williams, mostly because of their ad. Maybe I watch too much television but I’m often heard around the house singing ‘Awoo!’ However, I’d not actually visited their site before. I was happy to do so, it was full of amazing clothes and accessories perfect for online shopping. Not only that but it was so easy to narrow down your search to what you were looking for i.e. size, colour, length, brand etc.

Now Maxi dresses remind me of the 70s (yes, I’m old enough to remember!) My mum would make me wear one to every special occasion and then take it up afterwards to make an every day dress suitable for school (school uniforms in primary schools were not a thing back then.) I hated maxi dresses, being tall for my age they never really went past my ankles and I always looked daft.

These days people are taller, even taller than me and clothes are showing this. I can buy a pair of jeans that are long enough so maybe I could by a maxi dress that was long enough not to be classed as a mini dress?

Then I had a light bulb moment. A maxi dress would hide my legs. I would be able to look pretty normal standing and maybe even look okay walking!

I found a dress I liked, it was Joe Browns and I loved it on the web site. In real life it was even nicer, the material was soft and comfortable. Also with a length of 54 inches (137cm) I knew it would be  the perfect length.

I’m no model, but I’m really happy with my new dress. (Not sure what my hubby was trying to achieve with the angle of the photo)

I love the pattern and the material is soft and stretchy, it’s figure hugging but not too much, it still has a flowing feel to hide those flaws.

While I was there I also chose a gorgeous Joe Brown’s tunic top. It’s a beautiful floaty fabric which is lined. I just love the pattern. As this is shorter than the normal dresses I wear (But only just seeing as it is described as a blouse rather than a dress,) I would have preferred to wear it with trousers rather than leggings. However, as I’m mostly in my wheelchair it think it’s perfect and I don’t have to worry about my wonky leg problem, so I can wear it with leggings until I can find the perfect trousers to go with it.

I just love the pattern on this top, it’s so pretty, and it’s fully lined so no see through bits except at the very end and the capped sleeves.

Disclosure: collaborative post


  1. July 17, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I love that dress! I wear long skirts through the warmer months, but I am tempted to try a maxi dress, yours looks lovely on you. And that tunic top is very pretty.

  2. comfortspring
    July 17, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Congratulations on finding clothes you feel comfortable in and like. I've thought of wearing a maxi dress but living in hot humid Florida, I don't think I could stand the heat. I'd have to find one in light weight cotton. #MMBC

  3. July 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Those really suit you! I really love the tunic top. I'm also a huge fan of Joe Browns, but sadly most of their stuff is way too long for vertically challenged me. Enjoy your lovely new clothes #MMBC xx

  4. mummyhereandthere
    July 18, 2017 / 8:32 am

    Lovely items, perfect prints for this season X #mmbc

  5. July 18, 2017 / 8:33 am

    You look fabulous. The dress really suits you and I love that top. That is something I would wear.
    Enjoy your new clothes x

  6. LeilaB
    July 18, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Looking great!

  7. July 18, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    You look great in your new outfits. I love them both on you. Nice and cool in this warmer weather too. Enjoy! #MMBC

  8. optrixxaris1
    July 25, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    These do look like great pieces. #mmbc

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