A strapless theme this week was easy in the sense that I have only one item of clothing to choose from. It's a special occasion kind of dress, so in the interests of honesty I disclose that I did not wear this out in public this time. I have however worn it to a cocktail party, and to my brother's wedding reception.
This is the first time I have worn it strapless. Usually I wear a normal bra and shrug not because I don't want to expose my upper arms, but because I have only one strapless bra, and it is the most uncomfortable bra in the world! It doesn't hold me up very well and gives me a weird shape. But I am putting up with it so you guys can see it strapless.
This dress is from ChicStar, I ordered it online. The sizing can be all over the place with ChicStar, but this dress was pretty true to size. I ordered a 24. I love the lacing, the lace trim and the shimmery colour of the dress. It also comes in black. I'd love to see it in purple or a wine-red. In my opinion the bodice needs a bit more support to keep it from rolling down, I usually pin it to my bra just to be safe.
The skirt is almost a full circle skirt. It is so swishy! I'm wearing my purple Domino Dollhouse petticoat underneath for some added swish.
The only necklace that seemed to go with it is my Grandmother's necklace, but I can imagine a better necklace with more of the antique black scrollwork and darker, larger stones. Maybe I'll see something like that one day. I'd love a sort of gothic/steampunk necklace. And for the first time I'm not wearing a hair flower- shock! I couldn't find one to match. :-)
Dress: ChicStar (24)
Petticoat: Domino Dollhouse (XXL)
Shoes: Payless (11)
Bike Pants (underneath): Big W
Necklace: from my Grandma
Check out what the other ladies are wearing below! (and anyone got suggestions for good strapless bras?)