I shall go to the ball......but I'm not sure which!
Due to my computer crashing at a most untimely moment, I have been catching up with posts from all you very glamorous gals. And after reading the post by Tea with the Vintage Baroness about her outfits ready for the festive season, it soon got me thinking about my own finery that I would love to prance around in, in the up and coming season of much merriment.
Day to day I am ashamed to say that I’m not very glamorous. I’m more at home wearing slacks, tweeds and woollens. I have no interesting social life that calls for the wearing of such finery like ball gowns, scrummy velvets, and swirly crepe de chines, so yesterday I played dress up in some of my dressier clothes that have never (as of yet!) had an outing (boo-hoo) and to take some snaps. You lovely people will probably be the only ones ever to see me in my ball gown!
So here are some of my outfits- oh and photos that divulge a shameful amount of posing!
I also must ask you to excuse my rotten photography….I was in no way going to get someone else to take the photos of yours truly as I wouldn’t of been able to of kept a straight face, so I have made use of the self timer.
And the first outfit is…….
A 1940's velvet dress in a true cadburys purple with diamante detail around the neck, with fab draped pockets and ruching just under the waist line- all of which you can't see in this photo! Also why does my waist look soo high up? Must be the angle, I guess. Also must find a different belt soon as I can see this being a Christmas day dress...... ahhhh, Christmas! Oh, and nearly forgot the shoes- again 1940's, peep toes with an abundance of sparkles.
A 1940's navy heavy crepe 3/4 sleeve dress with pretty white embroidery with diddy beads around the sweetheart neckline and sleeves, with a half belted back and ruching up the bodice.
And to end...
A 1940's? Ball gown in a Peacock blue/ green brocade with a peacock feather detail. As you can see it's a tad too big! I felt very unlike myself in the picture on the right! As you can see- it's not a dress you can wonder up town in!