Thursday, September 1, 2011

today I met the dress I'm going to marry

I went to Goodwill last night with my fellow Vineyardite, Karen. Amidst the yellow shirts with billowy lacy sleeves and the Noah's Ark-embroidered jumpers, I found my wedding dress. The sparkly beads and sequins along the neckline were what captured my eye. The yards of stiff fabric bunched into jellyfish-like sleeves and an enormous bow on the back that stretched the entire width of the butt were only bonuses. I walked out of the dressing room, giggling, and called to Karen across the store.

"That's cute," a woman from behind me said.
I giggled some more and poked the inner tube of fabric around my waist. "This part is my favorite."
"You only laugh because it's different," she said. "But it fits you perfectly." Karen arrived in time to hear the woman add, "You'd have to wear different underwear, though."
Okay, look, lady. Number one, no one would seriously consider buying this dress for any serious occasion. Number two, my fashion sense is not restricted enough to think that the purple plaid bra straps showing in the back were an acceptable addition to this outfit. I didn't particularly come to Goodwill thinking about what undergarments might go well with whatever sea creature I happened to try on that evening.

Karen and I mocked the dress for a while, until finally I turned to go back into the dressing room. I passed the lady and she sighed, "It looks like it was made for you."


Nothing flatters your waistline like wearing an enormous doughnut on it.

Maybe she was right.

Now to find a groom with broader shoulders than mine.

3 comments:

we're almost 24 together said...

You look DANG good.

cinderills87 said...

Heather, thanks for posting...this seriously made my night. Hope you're doing awesome, and if all else fails, just pull that dress out :)

Irene said...

BAHAHAHAHA!!! well, i enjoy you wearing that dress. but i wouldn't have sighfully said that it was "made for you." only if i can have that pepto-bismol dress we found at the goodwill near your house. then it would be okay.

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