I have a family wedding in September. It will be small — maybe 50 people — all but 10 related to me by blood or marriage.
It’s an evening wedding, which means formal, but the bride, to whom I am not yet related, has a theme in mind. A ridiculous theme. Her bridesmaids are wearing tea length suits. Seriously. My aunts are wearing an array of formal. I intended to wear short: a fabulous dress I picked up this summer, but it’s a little baggy on me now.
Yesterday, I flipped through a vintage portfolio for inspiration. This morning, I realized I already owned the perfect dress. I have owned it for maybe 15 years. It’s a ribboned silk sheath, timeless, elegant, while cut low and slit high in the back. And, tea-length! Plus, it’s evocative of the bride’s era. Belted, it is a modern update. The color is great for fall.
I tried it on and it mostly fits. It looks better with a belt. It will still be a little big, but I think it’s perfect.
Dress — solved.
I love shopping in my own closet. I get rid of a lot of things, but I tend to hang on to dresses and special pieces. I am so glad I kept this dress.