Have you ever agonized for days over the dress you will buy for a special occasion? I had been shopping for days until I just sat down and thought about the dress I wanted. I wanted it to dazzle Mindy. I wanted to turn heads when I entered a room or got up to dance. That didn't tell me much. I did want a black, red or a creamy chiffon dress with a becoming neckline but not strapless. (I don't think I look very good in a strapless dress.) What lenght did I want.....ankle, below the knee, at the knee or thigh high? I narrowed it down to three dresses, an ankle length, creamy, pleated, halter dress, a deep red, spaghetti strapped dress with a deep red flower pattern crocheted overlay and v neckline or a basisc black dress with a cut out above a sweetheart bodice and a large pleated skirt?
Because of the risk of looking like a lady of the evening, I didn't choose the red dress. I chose the creamy chiffon dress. Pleats on its tied top, pleats on the cummerbund empire type waist, bare back and flowing skirt. It was so feminine, and not frilly! I accessorized with nude hose, strappy high heeled cream sandals, pearl earrings, pearl rings, a pearl necklace and a pearlized sequined clutch that I borrowed from my Mom and sister. I put my dark red hair in an updo and softened my makeup to match my dress.
I came out of the bedroom and Mindy gasped. Then I gasped. Mindy was wearing a gorgeous red dress and she may have looked a little like a lady of the evening but wow, she looked delicious!
When we danced, my cream pleated skirt whirlled around Mindy in her red dress and we were complimented by so many on how good we looked together! We were thrilled and it made our whole evening.
It's a good thing I didn't choose the red dress or we would have clashed all evening long.
But I still want that red dress!