WHAT TO WEAR TO THE BALL?
Mr G and I were recently invited to an annual Charity Ball. The dress code : FORMAL
These events do not require a full on ball gown, so a good balance of what to wear can be a tricky one for the ladies.
For some reason this year I had my heart set on lace. I tried on a number of black lace dresses with the nude background - ugh - not a good look on me! Especially in a poorly lit change room and my IPhone clicking away at awkward angles. (I'm lucky I bought anything really)
Anyway, I ended up traipsing down to my mums and another shopping centre, with one day left to find something. That was where I found my NAVY LACE DRESS. It was called "THE VENUS DRESS" so of course I had to buy it.
Very demure and grown up.
In the midst of winter sale time, my dress WASN'T on sale - go figure!
Funnily enough, just as I replaced my credit card safely back into my wallet, new purchase in hand, my girlfriend sent me a text questioning if I had found something. (she knew all about my race to find something) I sent her a brief description and she immediately sent me a pic of the EXACT dress - she had seen it on a recent shopping jaunt herself.
This is the pic she sent:
Wow, I don't think it looked like THAT on ME in the changeroom, but at least I knew how I had to stand to make it look good. A few champers and that may happen naturally anyway? My once "deemed demure" dress just got sexy.NEXT DILEMMA
Those of you that know me well, are very aware that I'm a BOOTS girl. I like them high and super chunky. Such a shoe choice was clearly NOT going to work with this look. I eventually found a pair of lady like heels that I could suffer wearing.
Oh Lordy, Lordy suffer I did! My poor pinky toes and thumb toes were squished while the other little piggys were trying to creep out the peep toe all night. A CATCHY DRESS
The evening itself was a fabulous success. I think every year the dance floor gets smaller to cater for the number of tables needed to fit into the room. With this small space in mind, I would like to acknowledge all the lovely suited men who got their buttons tangled in my lace as they moved past me - SINGLE LADIES TAKE NOTES!
ONE LAST PERIL TO CONFESS
Ok, sooooo I didn't mention the BACK of my dress. ONE ZIPPER ALL THE WAY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM! That wasn't a problem as such... until it got caught up in the lace at the back of my dress in the bathroom! I didn't know whether to unzip myself naked and try to see what was going on, call Mr G on my mobile (but how could he enter the ladies room?) or just struggle with the unknown and fix it all like a contortionist!
Problem fixed, no damage done.DON"T BE SCARED OFF
I have now re-named my dress "THE ADVENTURE DRESS". I can't say it was dull to wear.
Hmmmmmm..... where can I wear it next?
What clothing misadventures have YOU experienced? Share them below.