The last full-length dress that I wore out in public was my wedding dress. To actually reflect back and realize that in the last three and a half years of parties, weddings, celebrations and galas and think that I've only worn a gown once - when I was a bride - is kind of shocking. What ever happened to dressing up?
Toronto is a very casual city. I've gone to events classified as galas, only to be greeted by jeans. Not typically one to rock the boat, knowing that wearing a gown out will probably result in myself being the dressiest person in the venue means that I usually opt for a cocktail dress. So, when I saw this full-length burgundy dress my initial thoughts where "I absolutely love it, but where would I wear it?"
As soon as I put the gown on, I was transformed - seriously! I felt so elegant, almost as though I was another person. The gown honestly made me want to drive to the nearest bar, order a dry gin martini, take a sip of said martini and throw it into a nearby fireplace. Wearing a full-length gown changes you and I for one intend to wear more of them. In fact, the dress is currently in for alterations to shorten the hem slightly so that I can wear it to a dinner next week (hashtag short people problems.) Maybe I'll be the dressiest person there, maybe not - either way, I'll feel fabulous and isn't that what an evening out is all about? Now, someone get me a martini!
|Dress - c/o Teeze Me, Coat - Forever 21, Shoes - c/o Stuart Weitzman|
What do you think? Do you enjoy dressing up, or do you live in a casual city as well? Let me know!