When I first encountered the Convertible Dress by plus-size designer Monif C., I thought to myself that the dress is too gimmicky for my taste.
But I found that I could not get it out of my mind. I kept thinking about it, and not with disdain but with curiosity and a certain desire to give it a shot and see if it looks good on me. I think I had been prejudiced against it because it would not hide the generous lumpy-squishies on my upper arms, and because it seems that the hem is prone to be higher at the front than at the sides, which is not to Francesca’s style.
Indeed, there is something unforgettable about this dress, which can be worn in over 20 different styles. Watch the “instructional video” link with any of the dresses, and you will see. I am not sure whether it is the dress itself, or the concept, or the beauty of the plus-size model in the video, or whether it is perhaps Monif C. herself, who strikes Francesca as the type of creative, intelligent, and relatable woman with whom Francesca would like to meet for coffee.
Whatever it is, Francesca is thinking that a dress that one cannot get out of one’s mind is a dress worth a try.