Friday, September 17, 2010

Join me to ban dressy functions for the over 40's!!!

When I was 20, there was nothing better than dressing up and going to a formal or semi formal event....New dress, shoes, hair taking an hour and makeup on, even though in those days little trowelling was required to cover up!!
Now, at "over" 40, the idea of attending a function like this is just a pain 'cos....
- I forgot to get miraculously skinny this week and now I have to go out with a heap of 20 something netballers. And no, it is not good enough for the soul just to keep imagining they wont be skinny when the netball stops and the babies come!!
-I can't be bothered wasting perfectly good fabric-buying-money on a new dress when there are a few I fit into already in the cupboard (that are only worn once or twice and not cotton so I can't cut them up- so may as well wear them!!!)
-The one dress that doesn't make me run screaming to the pantry to madly throw all the food out requires a FAKE TAN! Do I need to say more!
-It is cold here..and I want to be warm and cosy all night. I don't own a formal dress that keeps me warm and cosy and I draw the line at a Cardy! Fake tan does not keep me warm!

So...
...pass me the chocolate....
fixes everything!
And join my new dressy function ban!
ED. Note!! AND the fact that i hate that I am spending more time choosing the right suck-it-in underwear than the dress!!!

11 comments:

Carolyn said...

I am so with you on this! My nephew is getting married tomorrow and I still don't have a dress. I do have a dress...I just don't want to wear it. The idea of a dress and shoes and stockings makes me shudder! Enjoy your event! :o)

Needled Mom said...

You are too cute!!! ;)

Amo said...

After a few such events I invested in a couple of rather well cut trousers (slimming black and a lady tuxedo pair) and several cami tops. I have the lovely lady tux jacket (with subtle sparkle)and a couple of tops in different weights for over the cami's if not wearing the jacket. Much cheaper to buy just a new top now and then. Nice pair of flash heels and off you totter.

I've never really been a dress girl, too many curves, and have far more confidence in trousers. If the rules say wear a dress, break 'em! Thast's what rules are for.

Other than that have a blast on your night out! :-)

Belva said...

You are hilarious. I''m with ou sister! One mre question...why is it that when we wee young and had great bodies (80's), baggy sweaters were in?

Libby said...

I'm right there with you in my sweats, tee-shirt and flip flops. When I left work world many moons ago, I permanently swore off panty hose and hasn't it been a happy life ever since *S*

atet said...

sign me up for yur ban -- I haven't worn heels or hose in years, and my life is better for it.

Robyn said...

Tracey this is absolutely hilarious!!
Whether you meant it to be...or not *lol*
I know there are many of us who can sooo relate to this.
You gotta laugh!!
In the end I decided a hair straightener and a nice pair of jeans makes me feel more human and lady like... I can control these things... others I/We cannot.
Be you be you be you!!
..and chocolate is good for you... of course they wouldn't have invented it otherwise...lol

Kerry said...

Yeah, I'm with you. I have two functions coming up. Hope there is something in the cupboard, or maybe mum's. No point wasting money on something that won't get used again.

Chocolate Cat said...

Where is the petition??? I want to sign!! especially with quite a few end of year 12 functions coming up - yikes!!!

Ruth's Place said...

I hear you! I got told I needed to go clothes shopping today. Guess I'm wasting good crafting time at the mall tomorrow...

Margaret said...

Your posts always bring a smile and you know, it doesn't get any easier as you get older you will still be having the same thoughts in ten years time. Great post .