The Christmas party season is upon us, and I’ve been scouring the local consignment and thrift stores for a dress to wear (I rarely buy anything new any more, especially if it’s a dress I’m only going to wear a couple of times). My search has turned up dozens of party frocks from the 1980s, with their exaggerated shoulder pads and their ten pounds of sequins. In spite of myself, I can’t help but love them. How can dresses like this not make you smile:
However I was looking for something more in the style of the late 40s or early 50s, and I think I’ve found it. I’m still building the outfit but I’ll post photos when it’s all together.
In spite of my advancing age, I still sometimes feel like I’m that little girl playing dress-up in my mother’s bedroom.