Monday, June 25, 2007

OK, new dress

After the rousing chorus of support for my friend's dress (thanks for the tip, Lisa, but I'd be afraid to take a needle to a friend's dress -- especially since it has that thin gauze layer over the blue fabric), I spent four hours at the mall on Sunday trying on every dress I could find.

In the end, after a small capital outlay, I came away with this job.  The length is better (ironic, as it wasn't a petite dress -- it's just naturally cut a bit higher), the neckline is much better and the waist sits in the general vicinity of my own waist, so it's good to be in agreement there.

It isn't the short cocktail dress Wil was hoping for, but a cocktail dress is really fudging the whole "black tie optional" thing.  I think tea-length is a better call there.  As for how much leg I am (or am not) showing, I reckon the cut of the dress tends to, er, divert the viewer's eye in a more northward direction anyway.

A little jewelry and the right wrap, and I'm good to go.


hewasolddog299 said...

That'll do, doll. That'll do.

patchcat said...

Much, much better!  Also, was that a stripper pole I saw in your last photo?  

loveladylisa1 said...

Wow, much better choice and the length is great!