My niece and I went shopping on Friday and found not one but two dresses for the wedding. We had a hard time initially because neither one of us was used to retail shopping. We are thrift store and consignment shoppers. I had a serious case of sticker shock. I picked up a skirt and was astonished to see that the price was $149.00. Upon closer inspection, I realized I had misread the price tag; the actual price was $1490.00. I think my brain could not comprehend paying more for a skirt than the mortgage payment on a house! Needless to say, we left that store empty handed.
After a strolling around a bit more, we stumbled upon a department store that was having a sale on the formal wear. This store had prices that were much more reasonable. There were a couple of racks with dresses marked 25% off. My quest was to find a dress that was: 1. silver, 2. floor length and 3. size 16. There was one such dress on the rack. I snatched it. There was only one other dress that was a size 16. I took it too, just in case I didn't like the silver one.
Both dresses fit quite nicely. My niece and I agreed that the silver one was the better of the two. I went to pay for the dress and the sales clerk told me that there was an additional discount that day making the price of the dress less than half of the original price. I needed no more confirmation that this was the dress.
I asked the sales clerk to hold the silver dress while I tried on the other one. Low and behold, I got it on and zipped! Granted this dress was much tighter than the one pictured above. I'm not sure if I could have sat down with out ripping seams, but it was on & zipped. This dress fit like I expected the borrowed one to, once again adding fuel to my ire about women's dress sizes, but I will refrain from that diatribe today.
My sweet niece actually gasped when I walked out of the fitting room. I looked that good in the dress. She began saying how with the proper foundation garments, that would fit much better. She was right and I knew it, but the dress was totally wrong for the wedding. Then I remembered rehearsal dinner.
So, I bought both dresses!
BTW, Timothy, I was totally wrong about plus sized clothing being matronly. I got my bling on for sure!!!
2 weeks ago