Okay, I'm pulling out Feedback Friday a day early so you can help me dress for a fancy schmancy dinner I have to attend tonight.
I made a mad dash to my favorite stores, Marshall's and TJ Maxx, this week to purchase a dress and ended up bringing home four!
If you have been with me for a few years, you know my Strange Dressing Room Habits. I usually choose a dress by sending photos to my friends and getting feedback. I'm almost always in a hurry and fitting in my shopping between 100 other errands so time is of the essence, so most of the pictures look like this (with my pants and shoes still on!):
I thought it might be fun to get some additional styling advice. So, since I'm not rich or famous enough to hire Rachel Zoe I'm turning to 1,395 of my bloggy friends!
Let's get some background to help you with your decision...
The event is a black tie "food and wine society" dinner at my husband's place of work (so I'm the wife of the "host"). The location is conservative, not a trendy restaurant. The guests in attendance are older and very conservative. Though the men will be required to wear a tux, the women don't usually wear a gown, but rather a cocktail dress. Since it is a Thursday night, I'm following suit. Shall we see the contenders that have passed the walking and sitting test?
(You will notice that since I'm, shall I say, "pectorally challenged" in the bust region, most of these dresses have some sort of ruffle or flower to "boost" my "assets" or lack-there-of.)
#1. Champagne colored satin cocktail dress with neck ruffle. (also pictured above) Comfortable and I can wear my leopard peep toes. TJ Maxx $39.00
#2. Black stretchy knit with layers of ruffles. The most comfortable and I can wear my blue/black snake skin slingbacks. Marshall's $39.00
#3. Multi-colored satin. Busy pattern so I would wear plain black suede peep toes. Fun dress...maybe too fun for this event? Marshall's $29.00
#4. Black and champagne/gold brocade. The most conservative choice. Most comfortable standing, but passed the sitting test. Plain black peep toes. Marshall's $39.00
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