It’s probably redundant to say this, but for any of you who may not know: my oldest son, Kendall, is getting married in August. Which puts me in the strange new realm of being the “Mother of the Groom”. And, as such, I will need a dress.
So, I Googled “Plus Size Formal Wear”, which provided me with an endless selection of
dresses to choose from. Most of which I absolutely cannot afford. It is amazing to me that when they know you’ve already had to sell a kidney or two in order to afford an event, they still have the gall to gouge you just a little bit more. (Was it *me* that told them they’d better not elope?? What was I thinking???) And these are dresses that, while I admit are lovely, they just aren’t “me”. I think they would look fantastic on somebody who was some sort of heiress or something. But not on me.
I am not a ‘formal’ sort of person. In fact, I am not even remotely a ‘tailored’ sort of person. If I could raid anyone’s closet (assuming I was thin enough, of course) it would be Stevie Nicks’. I love her “Hippie Mystic” style! But, alas, they probably don’t even sell those sorts of clothes anymore, and if they do, I sure don’t know where to find them. Well, maybe somewhere in Asheville. But I think I’ll have to forego the platform boots in favor of a new pair of Birkenstocks! I’m a little too old (and some might even say unbalanced!) to even attempt to wear platforms ever again. 😉
But there is some good news in the formal fashion world. The “Tattoo Cover Kit”. When I was married, 23 years ago, I guess nobody had tattoos. At least not anybody who would buy a
formal gown for the occasion. But apparently, today, there is quite the market for covering tattoos! I’m not exactly sure, though, why someone would spend all that money for a tattoo, then spend more money to cover it up. Personally, I love my butterfly tattoo on my back left shoulder blade. My niece did it for me, and it’s lovely. I have no intention of covering it up! Hmmm. I may have to keep that in mind as I shop for my “mother-of-the-groom” dress.
At any rate, I am glad I’ve started looking around now. I have three months to find the perfect dress. It’s probably not nearly enough time, but I will work with what I’ve got. After all, the really happy news is that all I have to do is attend the wedding. I don’t have to be a bridesmaid!!