Saturday, February 15, 2014
Siobhan's wedding is less than 3 months away, and it's time for me to decide what I am going to wear. I waited until Sarah, Siobhan's maid of honour, chose her dress. If she had gone with a long dress, I would have too, although I preferred a short one. Happily, Sarah found a short dress that both she and Siobhan loved. The groom's mother was pushing... hard... for a long dress. I hope she will follow my lead and wear a short one now, but that's a story for another day. Let's just say she is a very determined woman.
Anyway... I figured the first step, before dress shopping, would be to get the right underpinnings. The first step, and the one I would have preferred to omit. One day last week I drove to the next town to visit a bra boutique where I've shopped before, only to find that they moved just two weeks earlier. I figured that I would have to go to Toronto, to The Bay, a big Canadian department store, and find someone in their lingerie department to guide me through the process.
Just a reminder, everyone, that I'm 70 and gravity has taken its toll. I also wanted to avoid creating new bumps and lumps by pushing it up one place and having it bulge out somewhere else. Oh to be a 40-something mother of the bride, svelte and stylish, and able to look great in something slim!
Oh well... yesterday DH had to take the car in for servicing, and I asked him to drop me off at a big mall near the dealer so I could at least start looking. It was my lucky day! I found a 60-something saleslady in the lingerie department and threw myself on her mercy. After trying on many different combinations, I found myself spending almost as much on lingerie as I plan to spend on the dress, but will be lifted and tucked in all the right places, AND still able to sit down, enjoy my dinner, and dance at appropriate times.
Next step will be the dress!