Hey kids, did you ever go on an impossible mission? A top secret mission that required the skills of a spy, the strength of a Navy Seal, and the financial acumen of the Federal Reserve Board?
Then I take it you have gone dress shopping recently?
Meg has been invited to several weddings this summer, along with various other events that require a spiffy dress. Meg set out of her special mission early this spring, thinking it would take her many trips and the donning of Spanx to find something that looked good.
Meg was right, every time she trolls the mall for a ensemble, she steps into a dress department that if chock full of spaghetti strap and unflattering matte jersey ensembles. Then there is the glittery prom dress section, and of course, the matronly mother of the bride section. Meg usually spins through looking for something sleek and elegant, with a small cap sleeve to cover that part beneath the armpit that no longer is fit to be shown publicly. That’s all she’s asking for, a tiny cap sleeve. Is that too much to ask?
Meg recently cleaned her closet of all dresses from years past. She noted that many of them still fit, yet she cannot fit into that same size as displayed at the mall. Have today’s standards now excluded women with a bust? Specifically a 38D. Honestly, it’s not like Meg is running her cleavage all over town, yet she looks like she spilling out of everything! (Right, Zadge?) Does she have to resort to duct tape to get everything to stay in place?
Meg finally found a dress on line at Boden:
It has wispy chiffon cap sleeves and looks beautiful. Meg is thinking of rocking a giant antique sterling cuff on her arm and some dangly earrings with it.
She also found this on Overstock.com:
The jury is still out on this as UPS hasn’t delivered the goods, but she’s hopeful that this becomes the second dress that serves her needs this summer.
Moral of the story: Go to the mall and just have wine at the Nordstrom lunch spot and surf the web for dresses.