Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Belle of the Ball


I spent some time last Saturday at a huge antique market place in Scottsdale where I ran across this dress for sale.  The bright orange color stood out from everything else in this booth.  I can't imagine wearing a gown this bright to any event.  But, I have to admit that my very first formal gown did have a big flouncy, net skirt like this one.  It was just a much more subtle pastel color.

14 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Very extravagant!

Birdman said...

Lowell might look fine in this NY Eve.

Lowell said...

Re Birdman: What???

It reminds me of the gowns worn at the high school proms in the 50s. I said, "reminds." I don't recall seeing any exactly like this.

Perhaps the Birdman has been snacking on too many fermented berries? Oui?

Judy said...

I remember your first formal but I thought it was white. Anyway, the lady that wore this number didn't have to worry about being a wall flower.

Mo said...

I think you would look lovely in it

RedPat said...

Flashy!! ;-)

Halcyon said...

I love it! I'd only worry that the top wouldn't stay up! ;-)

William Kendall said...

Quite stylish!

cieldequimper said...

It's gorgeous! You can wear that one and I'll wear the one that's scheduled for tomorrow on VDP. Then we go to the New Year's Eve ball, ok? ;-)

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Orange is about my favorite color but this dress still reminds me of Carol Burnett's comment as she came down the stairs (in a Gone With the Wind takeoff) and responded to Rhett Butler's compliment by saying it was just something she saw in the window. It was, of course, the drapes . . complete with curtain rod. Makes me laugh every time I see it.

Randy said...

Lovely frock.

Thérèse said...

It's beautiful!
I wish sometimes to be able to go back to younger years... for a couple of hours at a time.

Thérèse said...

to go back in time...

Jack said...

Awww, c'mon, Sharon. Give it a try. I think the fancy orange gown looks good. Shake it up!