Alright. I apologize to all my friends that I totally bumped from their allotted Shopping with a Purpose (SWAP) slot.
But since it’s my blog, I’m taking a point of personal privilege. I seriously need some input, friends.
I have a very fancy event coming up. Black tie gala with star power, dinner and dancing. This event is also my first time I’ll have a seat at my company’s sponsored table (normally lawyers don’t get those seats; I go as invited guest of other companies, not mine). Inevitably, this will be located at the front of the room. My hubby has it easy. He just throws on his tux.
I have not attended a black tie gala since I birthed triplets.
This is the only dress I have. It certainly is an option and is classic and formal. (With industrial Spanx.)
However, I’d also like to really blow this out of the water.
If you know me personally, you know (approximately) my size. I’m 5’10 and most of the time wear a size 12. I carry weight in my post-triplet middle, and while I can disguise it with suits and blazers at work, most gala dresses are column. I used to embrace column dresses, but now feel like I look like a spare tire has run loose.
Here are the Pros & Cons of the gala dresses under consideration:
Would you VOTE on your favorite one or two dresses (on FB, Twitter or in the comments) OR (for extra bonus points) propose an entirely different dress you’d recommend? Pretty please with sequins on top. Are their colors you think I should avoid? Is bright color frowned upon?