27 Dresses, and What the Bride Said
Thursday, June 20, 2013
A friend is getting married this Saturday, and I'm looking forward to the wedding. It's going to be fun. In fact, the ability to party was one of her criterion for the guest list. I'm happy to be included!
I knew I'd have to shop for a dress; nothing in my closet really fits anymore. The bride is a woman who knows exactly what she wants, so last week, when I asked her what I'm supposed to wear to this shindig, she said, with no hesitation, "Look hot!"
With those marching orders and not much to spend, I set out for J.C. Penney. I love their clothes. For the first time in...wow, a very long time...I knew I wasn't an XXL, or XL. I wasn't a Plus. Or a 16, or a kinda-sorta 14 that fit here but not there, or almost a size 12 if only it had another inch of fabric! And while I didn't want anything too snug, for a change I wasn't looking for anything blousy or empire-waisted to skim over bulges.
The sales woman helped me load up on size 12s--okay, not 27 dresses, but at least 10 of them. And lo and behold, THEY ALL FIT! I'm busty and curvy, and some looked better than others; some looked, well, stunning. It was tough, but I finally made my choice. That was the happiest shopping experience I've had in eons!
And, for the first time in a long time, I look forward to being in wedding photos...voila!