Well this post has been a long time in coming since the Mayor's Charity Ball was in early May, but since many of you are still reading my earlier posts about my dress dilemma I thought you deserved to know the final outcome. This years dress choice ended up being a beautiful, conservative (of course), black, almost vintage, Tadashi.
The truth is, when it comes to fashion, I'm all about comfort. While I absolutely loved the other dresses I was considering I knew I would be most comfortable dancing and dining in this one.
I found this dress late in my search but I loved it immediately. It has exquisite detailing with a pleated bodice that crosses in the front to form a beautiful drape, and the beaded lace shoulders and back are stunning. I wore a pair of black strapy sandals and kept my jewelry to a minimum choosing simple sterling and CZ earrings and a matching pendant by Crislu. I paired them with vintage rhinestone line bracelets, one on each wrist.
1.) Comfortable, I could actually sit down in this dress.
2.) Felt like a princess and what a surprise when a real princess chose a beaded bodice for her wedding dress.
3.) Matched my husband's madras plaid tie and cummerbund, which by the way, was the most expensive item purchased for the ball!
1.) Had a slight wardrobe malfunction while dancing, if I twisted one way the bodice went the opposite direction.
2.) Couldn't wear the nude peep toe shoes I purchased for this event (which also happened to be the original inspiration for this thread).
3.) Wish I had though, since the strapy sandals snapped forcing me to go shoeless for most of the night.
In all, it was a great evening and I'm already looking forward to next year's event. Many communities sponsor Mayor's Charity Balls in support of local charities and I encourage you to attend one. Of course, wear vintage!