Just got home from Nordstrom. I’m speaking at a gala next week, and running one for work in a few months, so I needed something ideally to wear to both. I spent a lot of time in advance doing some browsing online for ideas. I looked at Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Lane Bryant to name a few. I’m what the fashion industry calls “plus sized” so finding cute dresses to try on that don’t look too frumpy or boxy can be challenging. At the same time, I don’t want something that’s designed for a teenager to wear to prom.
I stopped at Lord & Taylor and tried on about 5 dresses. They all looked dreadful on me and I felt like a blob. Instead of getting discouraged, I walked over to Nordstrom where I knew I’d get help from the sales associate.
I grabbed a stack of dresses and headed for the nicest dressing room I’ve ever seen. Seriously – it had a purple velvet couch. Anyhow, I digress. The first 6 or so dresses were pretty but not flattering. Then I tried on this one:
It was very flattering. The eye is drawn right to the waist, which is a nice focal point.
It’s made by Adrianna Papell, one of my favorite dress designers. And the tag said $91, but it rang up $56 on sale! Can’t beat that.
I walked out of the store feeling very satisfied. I found a great flattering dress at a great price. I am sure I have some cute shoes in my closet, and can’t wait to raid my own jewelry box.
I’m grateful that I didn’t give up.