comfortably chic

I have a few formal gowns in real life including one to-die-for body-hugging extravaganza of embroidery and beads and pailletes with a slit on one side that goes almost to the waist – it’s a hot little number and I almost always wear one of the others. I don’t know why, but most occasions that call for a formal gown are not nice, short little one to two hour cocktail parties but long, tortuous 4 hour banquet, program, dance marathons and whenever I think of hours at a banquet table sitting on those bumpy beads and being scratched by those pailletes and managing that slit to make sure I don’t flash London or France, I push the garment bag along and choose another gown. Yeah, it’s gorgeous and I would happily wear it for a couple hours, but not for 5 or 6. When I saw this gown from LaLei, I thought, yeah, you could wear that all night long and look good until the wee hours of the morning.

Before you get the idea that it’s comfortable because it’s plain, look at the wonderful intricacies of the bodice with the many straps that create all the embellishment you need. The nice touch of ribbon on the gloves and the slim belting also create visual interest without adding one thing to poke you while you eat your puppudrum.

I only wore earrings because the dress neckline is embellishment enough. The earrings are from Donna Flora. The hair is a nice relaxed style from EMO-tions and the skin is the lovely Ava from Blowpop – a softly romantic skin.

***STYLE NOTES******
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  • Poses: Torridwear
  • Skin: blowpop Ava En Deshabille R
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Night Forest Medium
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
  • Hair: EMO-tions Mariah R
  • Dress: LaLei Katrine Dress (Sinopia/Orange) R
  • Shoes: Shiny Things Belles
  • Earrings: Donna Flora Daniel Coral Flower Earrings

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