Sometimes it is required that you attend a few holiday parties with your parents, your parents’ neighbor friends, older relatives, or in-laws of some kind. You want to impress these folks with your success but not draw the kind of attention attention that make people start asking about whether you’re dating someone new or when the heck you’re going to get pregnant. Alright, you might not be able to avoid these questions no matter what you’re wearing, but at least you can wear something that will keep you comfortable while you squirm a little bit!
You want to be festive and try not to cringe too much when you’re eating Aunt Beatrice’s jello salad, so why not wear something that draws the attention up to your pretty face, away from your ambrosia-filled tummy and tightly clenched fists? I found this vintage beaded sweater dress at a little shop in LA many years ago, and it’s gone the extra mile for me ever since. It’s dressy, but it’s comfortable and warm. It’s black! It hides everything! The sequins around the neckline draw the eye up, and it’s a long enough length to please stodgy relatives. I can wear it with colorful tights, or just lengthen my legs with black ones with black pumps. Throw on a little tuxedo-y jacket and I feel covered up and ready to tell every long-lost relative about how successful and important I am now.
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December 13, 2011