I make no claims to being a fashionista….I’m a plain Jane in most fashion matters. But I do have opinions on fashion. One particular pet peeve is in regards to strapless dresses. Now I did wear them at one time in my life and, overall, love the elegant look of a strapless dress.
However, I can’t stand to see girls constantly pulling their dress up.
I have seen scores of teens in their formals do this, bridesmaids and even brides. My daughter knows I have commented about this time and again. Grandma found this dress for $15 last spring from Sears. It’s a lovely dress and will get a lot of use by my piano-playing daughter. But because it was a little loose and because my daughter wanted to enjoy dancing the night away without worrying about the dress falling down, we came up with a simple and practical solution: ribbon straps.
We looked for a rhinestone trim but nothing matched the sparkles on the dress. So we selected a simple ribbon and I sewed it directly to the front and back of the dress. I double-stitched it for extra security. As you can see, it was strong enough to withstand this “High School Musical” jump!
There is something about a tux that brings out the best behavior in a young man…..even if the limo had to make a return stop to the house because he forgot to put deodorant on……
I had to share this picture. Look closely at the top of the tree. Ten-year old son is up there….yep, the one who broke his arm last year….