After hearing my complaint from afar that she did not try on enough color, Lee sent me these never before seen pictures of her in the following gowns.
This fuchsia Badgley Mischka dress is everything I love. It’s playful. It’s young without being prom-y or slutty. It’s mature without being matronly. With alteration of the straps, it would be sexy without being too revealing.
Sadly, it’s double her budget.
Lee dutifully tried on some of the dresses that had been pinned by her team of consultants, with the following results (in her own words):
1. Amsale Back Cutout Gown – the cap sleeves didn’t quite work and it was too plain – very bridesmaidy.
2. BCBG Sophia gown – the material was too plain and bunched up in the back.
3. Tadashi Shoij Asymetrical Pleated – it was very nice, but lots and lots of material. And honestly, it wasn’t sexy enough.
4. Tadashi Shoji Draped Taffeta – it had no hanger appeal (just looked old ladyish) so I didn’t even try it on.
Two other options that are back in her budget stratosphere and still in the running include:
After talking to Lee, it sounds like the middle dress pictured here is in serious contention. She reports it has a nice swing when she walks and it will travel well. But it’s black. Sigh. I’m totally smitten with the pink dress, as is she, perfectly illustrating why people should never try on something outside of their price range. I still plan to lobby for her to find a way to make it work. (After all, lobbying is what I do.)
And I believe people should have those things they most want and love.