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What will I wear to the wedding?

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!

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    When my husband's niece got married last August I decided I was going to buy a wrap dress. I looked high and low in stores and online, couldn't find one without cap sleeves. Since the wedding, I've run into two perfect wrap dresses at the Goodwill. I have them both hanging in my closet in case I ever need to wear a dress again...
    1476 days ago
    Good bras are a must at our age! $$$$ well spent! emoticon Vista
    1488 days ago
    Glad you got the foundations! It is tiresome to shop for them because of the many variations to the female form -- you just have to try on LOTS, and a professional fitter really does help! But once you are fitted correctly the foundations can really help improve one's shape, and defy gravity!
    1488 days ago
    You can celebrate of every one of your years
    and every one of those lumps and bumps -
    you earned every one of them!
    So wear 'em proudly!
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    1491 days ago
    You make me are a hoot of an old girl. One after my own heart...I am sure what ever you were you will look great...and most of all just being there is a big plus.

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  • JAYDEE1211
    It sounds like you are on track to be a stunning mother of the bride!
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    I'd choose a root canal over shopping for "underpinnings" (or anything else for that matter) So glad you had a positive experience.
    1491 days ago
    So far I have been able to avoid shopping for clothes (either under or over).. I guess I should start doing some strolling through the stores and gazing at the prices... Someone the other day mentioned she was shopping and saw a bathing suit for $500 dollars!!?!! a comment asked if it had embedded jewels.. I doubt that very much... but the prices of things really does put the fear of shopping in my soul... Maybe I just need to learn to sew... but then the prices of fabric is nothing to sneeze at either. One just cannot win for losing.

    I have faith that you will find just the perfect dress at just the right price.
    Take care. Love and Hugs, Audra
    by the way we got 15+ inches in that last storm and it is snowing again today..since about 10 this morning so 5-ish hours and maybe 1/2 - 1 an inch of new snow.
    1491 days ago
    It will be money well spent and hopefully you will get a lot of wear out of your new lingerie. It does not seem possible it is a year since my DS's wedding and I did love my dress and jacket luckily no problem with other mother if any thing it can be difficult as we both try so hard to be accommodating and not say or do anything to offend. My DD looked on line at the same time as me even although we were miles apart and the first dress she suggested is the one I got and loved. All eyes are on the bride but you want to look and feel your best on such an important day. You have made a great start with the foundation garments
    1491 days ago
    I so understand the agony of shopping for foundation garments. The only good thing about my regaining weight is that my breasts gained a lot of it and are not as flabby and droopy as they had gotten after my weight loss. But I am still stuck with they are too large and finding something flattering will be difficult. On the other hand DD will be gorgeous and peoiple will be looking at her not me. LOL
    1491 days ago
    I got fitted last year for the first time, (I'm 59) cause I always had trouble finding a bra that fit right. Truthfully I didn't even know that you could be fitted for that emoticon , I seriously need to get my head out of the stable.....
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