I personally believe all women are superheroes ok? And I'm not even trying to go all feminist on y'all with this one but hear me out.It's a pretty well-known fact that women love to look good. All the time. Even if it's just walking to the supermarket to buy bread we want to look good (in a seemingly effortless way) , or in that long bank queue that you just joined and your uncomfortable heels make you want to wince in pain but no,baby, you put on your best 'I'm so comfortable in these six inch heels standing in this long queue' smile and brave it. And shall we mention how uncomfortable spanx/tights/waist trainers (for those that prefer to go that route) can be underneath that figure-hugging dress but we still manage to hold it together.
We put in so much effort to look our best, and most times we succeed but let's talk about the times we have failed and done so in public. Yes, wardrobe malfunctions. Either you're too embarrassed or too proud to admit it but we have all experienced this.
My experience just had to be at one of my friend's bachelorette party. All the bridesmaids were all on point, I mean to put it in modern day terms we were 'on fleek' .I was wearing a cute strapless black jumpsuit with those shoes I mentioned in my last blog here and I was feeling like Beyonce up in there.
So we're partying right and as nature would have it, occasionally one needs to use the bathroom and so first time I went to the bathroom and everything was all good, I mean I danced all the way to the bathroom. (FYI - the zip on my jumpsuit was at the back from under my arms to my derriere )
So anyway all is good, people having fun and it's time for nature call 2.0. I make my way to the bathroom aaaand this time my zip is behaving rather stubborn so me in my attempt to discipline the zip pulled a little too hard and was left holding part of the zipper in my hand. So in my true independent woman spirit, I thought 'Hey,I can fix this' . So now I'm attempting to unlock this zipper and mind you there's a long queue of girls waiting to answer the call of nature outside my stall so I was now getting impatient,almost aggressive knocks so I decided to leave the stall and fix this in the bathroom in front of fifteen strange girls. And there's nowhere to sit, I didn't even have safety pins on me to attempt to close it up. Just my luck. Long story short, I didn't fix it and now had to go back weaving my way through multitudes to my friends. The only way was against the wall with my back to the wall until I got there and I succeeded in doing that and had to end up borrowing a long cardigan to cover my mishap for the rest of the party but eish that ordeal was a very big ooops for me.
I've seen the occasional dragging of one leg due to a broken strap on a sandal, a ripped jean that's ripped in the wrong place, a broken heel..I've seen enough to know that all women at some point have had their clothes or shoes let them down at some point but what I love is that we find ways to work around the mishaps even if it means getting someone to sew you into a dress while you're wearing it.
So, for those brave enough to confess, what has been your most memorable wardrobe malfunction ? And how did you fix it or deal with it?