Friday, February 22, 2013

when dressing up seems hard to do

There are times when I need to dress up formally for a function or an occasion. In many of these times, I get anxious because I am really clueless about what to wear because I'm simply not the 'dressy' type of person. Looking back, I had been fortunate to have friends who are always willing to help me find something that suits me or to lend me whatever they have in their closet. If it weren't for my friend who had me wear her extra evening dress and done my makeup, I wouldn't have been able to attend the debut of another friend.

We are getting ready to attend a debut party.

Eight years later, I remembered the last time I needed to wear something formal was the time I played the role of maid of honor for a friend's wedding. At that time, the bride-to-be gave me the freedom to decide what I should wear and how I should look as long as I follow the theme of the wedding. The pressure was left on me to decide on the design and this was something I found difficult to do at that time. Anyhow, a visit to a certain dress shop had ended my ordeal because they had an in-house designer. I was given a lot of options for designs that best suit my physique. I think I looked good in that dress during the wedding but you should know that it took me several trips before I was able to find the perfect dress shop that can accommodate a poor dresser like me.

Today, I realized I would have been able to save a few bucks if I had bought something ready-made. Those trips I mentioned to find the right designer who can commit to a certain deadline ate up a lot of my time because most of them were already booked for the month. So, if I were to do it all over again and given that the element of time pressure is present, I would probably have chosen to buy a ready-made formal dress online since the delivery is practically within 5 to 7 days. With that, I would still have ample time for some minor adjustments/fixes on the dress, if there is any. The good thing about buying online is that there are plenty of great designs to choose from and they also come in a variety of shades and sizes. In fact, when you visit MissesDressy.com for Beautiful Evening Gown Dresses right now, for example, it is likely that you will find the dress that you need as well as the size and color that should best match the motif of a wedding or any themed function or occasion. Moreover, you can also expect these dresses to come in various price ranges; so, it shouldn't be hard to choose something that is well within the budget range. If you ask me, below are just some of the dresses I found at the Misses Dressy site that I would be happy to wear.


I believe these designs are timeless and have that touch of elegance.
Personally, I want to wear something that is not too physically revealing especially because I don't have something to reveal. LOL! I have a feeling that I am going to need one of these beautiful evening gown dresses later on since I learned that two of my close friends are planning on a church wedding. Hopefully, when that time comes, my Zumba sessions and diet plans would have already taken effect so that I would already shrink to my desired size. Otherwise, I would have to rely on the plus sizes. So, what do you think of my choice? I would love to read your opinion. :-)

12 comments:

Makoy said...

Dressing up is really difficult for those who are into fashion or for your case dresses for formal occasions. As I have heard a lot of times, you should have at least one dress that you can wear in most all occasions.

Gven-Rose said...

I am not a dress lover type of person, so whenever I need to wear a dress I always have problem as to what to wear, good thing I have friends and cousin who help me decide or help me shop the dress i need...:-)

Chubskulit Rose said...

I am with you on that, I am not the formal dressy kind of woman as well and putting make up is not cup of tea. Lucky for you that you have friends who are able to help.

jheylo said...

Ugh! I hear ya.... When i was in my college years i have the same dilemma. I have hard time finding the right dress for the right occasion because i have limited clothing in my closet and most of the don't fit to any special occasion. money is involved if we want to look good and have a nice dress

Marms @ This Mom Loves To Shop said...

I, too, is not a fashionista. Dressing up is not my thing. But when I see a dress in a store, and thought it would be very nice and appropriate for the occasion, I'll grab it. Maybe try to buy a dress with a simple style and design. An add-on like blazer or shawl will definitely go with it.

Marms

tess said...

Like you, I don't have something to reveal too, so a simple dress would be fine.

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

Oh, it reminds me of what happened to me last week when i thought i had something on my closet to wear for my oath taking ceremony but unfortunately, i never imagine that i don't have anything. It was like a night mare! i can feel you when dressing up dilemma attacks.

Mommy Liz said...

I can see myself in you. I am not a dressy person either, and I don't own a formal dress. I don't know what to wear in which occasion. I am glad that we don't go to formal functions, otherwise I will be clueless.

Liza Agustin Barnett

Bebengisms | Denise Rayala said...

I love dressing up and it takes me forever to choose what I would be wearing; but the case always ends up me wearing a really simple outfit. Haha! S I just pour out all my styling power when dressing up my little doll. :)

Mary Anne Vinzon said...

Just like you, I am not fond of dressing up specially in a formal occasion. In my case, I would rather ask a help from my sister who is much fashionista than me.

Shela said...

I'm with you lol why is that sometimes you can't hardly find the right clothes, and ended up frustration. urggh that's annoying feeling.

emzkie said...

I remember when I was in Highschool, all of my formal dresses were tailored. thinking about it made me wish that i just went to the mall and get a ready made dress. =D. here in US you will find a lot of formal dresses for a very affordable price. because of it, dressing up is so much fun

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