Dear church-going women of the world,
As I drove to church this morning I felt a deep desire to share some thoughts with you. You see, I recognise your predicament. You rarely go out. Besides weddings, you've chosen not to go to clubs, shows or gatherings of questionable provenance. So essentially you live a 3-coordinate life: home, work and church.
The problem is how do you then express your love for fashion & shopping and the overflow of clothing they yield? What do you do with your "bottom box"? There are only so many weddings that take place in a year. So, in a light bulb moment you realised you could wear these sartorial delights to church. But...there's a problem. A problem of context.
You see, that plunging ephemeral lace gown you bought in London last summer would have been absolutely gorgeous at the just concluded African Magic Movie Awards. But not in church. That sexy figure hugging leopard print skirt will ensure you skip the waiting line at the most exclusive clubs. But you might want to reconsider wearing it to church.
Now God doesn't mind, really. He is not as concerned about fashion as he is about your heart. But remember what people said about Seyi Shay and her unfortunate fashion statement at the President's party for young Nigerians? It's not what you wear; it's where you wear it to!
So here's my advice. You need to wear those clothes. So, bring out everything including your bottom box. Also whip out your calendar. You are going out with a vengeance this year. EVERYTHING must be worn! In your calendar, pencil in dinner dates, brunches, beach outings, product launches, comedy shows, live music nights at the neighbourhood lounge and so on. You don't need to sit in the smoking section or consume alcohol if you don't want to. Coke will do. Remember the idea is to vent your pent up fashion expression.
Don't be shy about inviting someone to accompany you either - your girlfiend, male friend, husband etc. They would be pleased. Rock those clothes with confidence and joy. You've earned it!
Credits: Subomi Plumptre
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