Oh dear, when I wrote 'wedding dress' yesterday, I didn't mean the actual dress I wore to my own wedding--and here y'all are so impressed with how I've kept my trim figure! Living in Wisconsin, a gal can attend a real range of weddings--indoor, outdoor, spring, summer, winter or fall. Because of the dramatic change of temperatures (90 and muggy in summer, -10 and snowy in winter), a gal has to own a real variety of formalwear. Strappy, lightweight for summer weddings, skirty and cardiganny for spring and fall (because air conditioning and cold night wind!) and warm without looking bundled up like Nanook of the North for winter weddings. That said, 8 years ago I bought a dress for a friend's Christmas wedding--something dressy without showing loads of skin, formal but wearable with tights in the cold weather. At Talbots I found this:
No, I didn't find Mr. G at Talbots--he just has a sneaky way of popping up all over the place. My winter wedding dress is shimmery, mid-weight, and looks terrific with black heels and antique dangle earrings. Plus I'm a simple gal, not given to cleavage and miniskirts. I like how the dress nips in at my waist a bit but it's not uncomfortably tight. We haven't been to a winter wedding in years, so it's been a long time since I've last worn this find. Happy me! It still fits just right. It's classic enough to keep wearing for another 8 years, too.
But now I'm so curious about my actual Wore to My Own Wedding Wedding Dress--I may pull it down this afternoon and try it on, which I've never ever done since the day I said "I do." Curiosity and vanity will win, of course.
For a real Oscar treat, read Saucy's blog post yesterday--don't you want to go to her place for next year's awards ceremony? I adored her fashion commentary! (I know, coming from a gal wearing the same dress to weddings for almost a decade--her fashion commentary was that interesting to a fashioNOTsa like me!)