Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Wow, for the first time in my adult life as an overweight person, I wore a sleeveless dress. I attended the wedding of a friend on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Formal dress attire was required. Crap!!! Formal??? I had nothing to wear. You may not know this, but clothing companies do not make gorgeous and cute plus sized formal wear for people with "average" money. My first stop was Burlington. They had some really nice suits, but the really nice ones were $80.00 and up. Next . . . I then went to JC Pennys. They had some cute dresses in the average sized section. I asked a sales associate where the plus sized dresses were and she took me to a section of "formal" plus sized dresses. The dresses didn't even take up a whole rack. There were like ten "formal" dresses and they were not cheap. I found two wearable dresses that I would allow me to show my face in public, but they were sleeveless. Ahhhh!!! I would definitely need a shawl. One was all black and tied in the back. It was kind of cute. The second was gold with a black lace over top of the gold bottom. The dress pulled around my waist, so I went with the all black dress. I would need a girdle to pull in my hips. After I purchased my shoes, hair, pedicure, etc, I was not about to spend another $25.00 on a shawl I would not be wearing anytime soon. So I sucked it up and left my arms out. When I put the whole outfit on, I looked really good. I received a lot of compliments. One person said they didn't even recognize me. LOL. Was that a compliment? Maybe I need to dress up more. Anyway, as the night went on, I wasn't even thinking about my arms. I just had fun. OMG!!!! All this time I have been depriving myself of cute outfits because of my fat arms. It feels good to have conquered another insecurity. Thank you, Jesus. I couldn't have done it without you.