Throwback Thursday – Formal Wear
For today’s prompt we are to remember back to any occasion we had to dress up in formal wear. Thanks, Lauren!
The questions to think about:
I am proposing a different way to write to the prompt today. Because we all had very diverse upbringings, I am going to list several reasons why you might get dressed up. Please feel free to add any occasion you had to get dressed up.
What were your special clothes like? Did you get your hair done for the occasions? Was a mani-pedi part of the process? Were you instructed on how to behave? Did you have any input on the formal attire? Did you feel comfortable in your special outfit?
Please feel free to write about as many of the occasions you’d like to share. Pictures would be an awesome addition.
* A wedding – either as a member of the wedding party or as a guest
* A Baptism, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or Some Other Religious Ceremony
* A funeral
* A formal dinner party
* A Night at the Theater, the Ballet, or the Opera
* High School Prom and/or Formal School Dance
This probably be short, because over the years I’ve barely ever had occasion to get dressed up.
I do remember my sister and I would get a new outfit of dress, shoes, and maybe a hat for Easter. Can’t remember any of them except we didn’t go anywhere except to my grand-ma’s house to have lunch and hunt Easter eggs.
We got new clothes for school, but they weren’t formal. I did go to one prom where I had a pretty blue dress, and got my hair done at a beauty shop. I hated how it turned out.
When I was a kid we didn’t go to formal dinner parties. As an adult I did have to get dressed up a couple of times for some kind of banquets the Army was having. The Mr. had to dress in his best uniform, too. I got mine at a thrift store.
For my wedding, my mom made my dress. It was just a straight, short shift type, with sheer long sleeves. For my daughter’s weddings I got another dressy dress at a thrift store, and wore it to both weddings.
That’s about all I had occasion to dress up, and I was not at all comfortable in any of them. I’m not a dress up kind of person.
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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