Regardless of the season, when I have a wedding to attend, I become starry-eyed. Weddings are special, and I love a good dress quest. It’s fun to get fancy – and even better to get dancy!
The Dress Search: You and 6 expensive, one-time wear frocks are in a dressing room. Your mother/best girlfriend who came to help with the final decision is in her own fitting room with a bunch of dresses. She doesn’t even have a wedding to attend. You’re telling one another how glamorous you look. The sales associate walks past. Surprise! She thinks the dresses are all soooo flattering on you! Compliments are nice – they boost the self-esteem! Given your retail induced high, you purchase a wear-it-once dress. Two weeks after the wedding, you feel like a dunce. The truth is, you know that dress will never see the light of day again.
Our advice: Try to find a dress that is more of a blank canvas than a showpiece. Add some stunning jewelry. Hello, Tiffany sparkler! Are you lost? Do you need a home? I’ll save you. Errrr… I mean, there are many alternatives to that ring. There is also a lovely alternative to those blue suede shoes. Valentino makes them, and they’re $795! I refuse to commit to shoes at that price point; but I own a pair of the look-alikes in gold. I highly recommend them if you have a special event to attend. They are comfortable dancing shoes! Have a blast dancing it up with the bride. In a year or two, she might be expecting and you’ll be wondering what to wear to her baby shower!
Do you dance the night away when you go to a wedding? Are you dancing right now? I’m doing a Wednesday dance. The week is almost over, cha-cha-cha!