You spend hours reading fashion blogs, shopping, planning, beading, painting, fitting, sewing and worrying.
You love what you’ve created. You feel gorgeous in it. You’re sure you’ll place.
And then you get up on stage… and don’t even make it past the heats. Not a sash in sight. Heart breaking??
Why didn’t the judges like my outfit?
Was I invisible up there?
As you scroll through your Instagram feed, it seems like everyone else is winning except you. Your feed is full of women wearing gorgeous outfits and a winning sash. Why can’t that be me?
Hmmmph ☹ Have you ever felt like this?
I have. I’ve been there many times.
Which is why I think it’s important to remind ladies, especially leading up to an exciting time for FOTF competitions, that if you don’t win or place, don’t despair.
You are not a fashion failure. Nor do you have sucky style.
Because here’s the tricky thing about fashion. It’s subjective. The winning sash is based on the opinion of a handful of discerning judges, each with their own style and fashion sense.