When I walked into the dressing room with my arms full of dresses on Wednesday, I had no idea how many of the dresses would actually fit me. I picked out a huge range of dresses from ones I wasn't naturally drawn to, some short, some longer, low back, buttoned up, one with a plunging neckline, and wrap-arounds. It was fun and tiring, rolled into one big experience.
I probably returned three times to the fitting room. My last time in I told the sales woman, don't let me back in here again.
I started emailing my photo in various dresses to a dear friend in New York City (whom I later found out was out with a client, oops) and my hubby. The problem I was having, I couldn't pick a dress. They all fit me. Now when I say they all fit me, I don't mean they all looked great for my body type, but every dress I put on fit me, like zipper went up with having to suck in my belly. Or there weren't any maxed out seams going over my head or hips for that matter. They fit. (Maybe this going to the gym thing has paid off.)
That was weird.
I left the store with four dresses. Just for the heck of it, I posted my dilemma on Facebook and Twitter to get some cyber advice. I stopped by a friend's house at 9pm and had a fashion show over a glass of wine.
And boy did the opinions roll in. But the dress that won out, did for a few reasons. One, I was going to keep the dress even if I didn't wear it to the wedding because it fit so well. Secondly, I had accessories to go with it. The other dresses I didn't have a good cover up (outside wedding, unpredictable weather) and they were sleeveless. Plus I needed to buy shoes to go with them as well. So being practical, I wore the black dress, had all the accessories and a pair of great shoes. The dress I think that would have been the most fun to wear was the pink one.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's opinions, thank you for taking the time to comment. It made me smile when I was getting dressed for the wedding. Here's a shot of me on the balcony, with the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the background:
Now, I have a little black dress ready and waiting in my closet for another fun night out!