I went to my fabulous tailor this week, Barbra Hume, who is also a designer. She was altering a dress for me to wear to the Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire, fashion show I was going to and we discussed why I feel like I need to wear one dress or another for a particular occasion! That turned out to be very interesting because that afternoon this Torrid dress arrived in the mail and I knew I had to wear it rather than the fabulous Simply Be dress that I am going to save for The Bay Lights Opening Ceremony on March 5th. Why, because I could not wear this strappy, too revealing, form fitting and short for an old fat lady, to an event the Mayor of San Francisco and the Lt. Governor of California are going to attend. But I love it, so I wore it to an evening of boundary stretching fashion.
The photos of me in this dress are not very good. I promise to reshoot and post them soon. It is the best fitting strappy dress I have ever tried on. The straps fit perfectly, the waist is long enough and it is just fun. I was sure it would be too small but just that little bit of spandex made it work in the waist and yet not tug anywhere. But, I cannot seem to get a great photo of me in it to share with you. I am so happy I took a chance on it after looking at it for a couple of weeks before I took the risk, rarely does anything this fun last that long on Fattoo Grand, the Facebook online resale page. I love it.
Here are the deets:
Dress: Torrid – Size 5X – purchased thru Fattoo Grand
Coat: Lane Bryant – Size 24 – Double Breasted and pulls a little if I try to button all the buttons Here is a similar version I cannot tell you how many compliments I got on this coat! Purchased from Jessica Kane on Fattoo. How fun is that? Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time.
Tights with studs (glued on): Lane Bryant – Size 26-28 – Way too large – purchased through Fattoo
Regarding Leggings: I tried on some Avenue Size E leggings that I had but I could not even get them up my skinny legs. Since I am 5’5″ and weigh 275 lbs. I was very disappointed when they did not fit. I guess I will buy some Size EE while they are on sale.
Shoes: Lane Bryant – Size 10W – my most comfortable flat
I thought you might like to see some photos of the show:
A stained glass gown and a dress bejeweled with images displayed in LED lights are just a few of the pieces of evening wear made from steel, wire, leather and other industrial materials that will be paraded down the runway this weekend at The Crucible in West Oakland for the Hot Couture fashion show. Brittany Schell
And Rose Nisker Aerialist did a beautiful performance with a live violin accompaniment
01/18/2013 Update: An Oakland Local Blog review of the event.