Thursday, July 24, 2008

help a lassie out

Ok, here is the skinny. I am going to a bad prom/ bridesmaid dress party tomorrow night to celebrate my friend and teammate Pam's new found freedom/ divorce. Of course I got invited to this after I cleaned out my closets of all my horrific 80's fabulous dresses this spring. So today, while I was childless, I went to the local thrift store to search for a gown to die for. Wouldn't you know it - I found two! Now I can't decide which to wear so I am coming to you, oh internet, for help.

Choice 1
A beautiful slut red deep red halter top mermaid dress. Fitted on top and wings out way more then any dress should at the bottom. The form fittingness definitely shows off the fact that I have a pot belly and may require duct tape to keep that baby under control.

A closer look at the top.

Choice 2
A white princess dress with back and silver sparkle glitter circles all over it. It is big and poofy but would either require a lot of padding to fill in the top ( I am a member of the IBTC) or pinning in the bag to make sure it doesn't end up around my waist after a few cocktails.

Oooooo, glitter!

So there you have it. I would love your input as to which would make a better bad prom/ bridesmaid dress. Just for the record - no heels will be worn to the party. I can sport the flip flops with both dresses - sweet!

16 comments:

The Mom said...

I'm sure you'd look gorgeous in both, but my vote is for the white and black GLITTER dress! ;)

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

My vote is totally for the black and white glittery one!! But if you decide to wear the red one skip the duct tape and get some Spanx :-) Have fun!

cartoongoddess said...

I'd wear the red one. It's gorgeous in a very loud way.

Blondefabulous said...

Go with the black and white one. Duct tape hurts like hell to get off after a while.

Jessica said...

Black and white one for sure.

autismfamily said...

The red one is nice and I agree on the Spanx.

Kaza said...

Wow, you DO have a problem on your hands. You're a redhead, yes? I would go for the red dress then. And given the theme, I think the slut red is the way to go! (Give your friend some inspiration to get out there and be naughty again! Tee-hee! ;) (All of that said, the other is awsome too, so you just can't lose.)

Katelin said...

oooh number two, i love it. so fun yet so ridiculous. and it has sparkles! how can you not!?

catnip said...

The black and white - it's so princessy in that special 1980s' way!

MommyTime said...

Ooh! I pick red. It's so satiny and shiny and luuurvly. But I think it's really a matter of fit. Will you feel too constricted in the red one while you are drinking and dancing? Conversely, will you be spending the whole night at someone's house amongst friends? If the latter, you can afford to wear something comfier like the black and white that might produce an "oops!" moment. If there will be strangers there, then definitely something that won't slip-n-slide would be better, so pick red. I know, not helpful, since there's no consensus in your comments. But PLEASE post photos of yourself decked out in whatever fabulous ensemble you choose!!

ali said...

I vote for the red one with really big hair, then slow dance to Chris DeBurghs "Lady in Red". Very prommy.

Ann said...

OH!
I just got IBTC !!!
I think you should go with the black and white and stuff it big time and have some of the tissue showing.
(The red is just as precious as well.)

Brittany said...

Glitter is way tackier, so go with the black and white!

Lady Jaye said...

Dress #2 Absolutely!

Diane said...

The red one. Definitely the RED ONE!

carol said...

Oh dear, I actually like the white and black one!