I haven't worn a dress for nearly 20 years, but for some reason had a desire to clad myself in sophisticated attire, so whilst my DD was staying for the weekend, we both went to do a spot of shopping.
I had seen a beige linen dress with t-shirt type sleeves - nice and loose and baggy and suitable for how I see myself; as the older larger lady, and I went into the changing rooms to try it on. Mmm, I wasn't sure about it so decided to ask DD.
"It's a tiny bit ...... um....medieval" came the reply. I looked at myself in the mirror again, and she was right! I really should have had the words "flour" stenciled along the length of me. She then said, (having started, why stop?) if you want me to be really honest, you look like you're about to sell turnips to Boldrick.
At which point we collapsed into giggles. Ah me.
In the end I settled on a nice little number in pink spotty linen which rather gives the effect of Grayson Perry on a bad day. THAT'S why I haven't worn a dress for 20 years!