Save Me From Style Parody
January 16, 2011 7:49 AM Subscribe
Quick, MeFites! In less than an hour I'm dressing to go to the Cirque du Soleil. I'm determined to wear my vintage black velvet strapless evening gown with flamenco ruffles. How do I style it tongue-in-cheek without trying too hard?
posted by tel3path to clothing, beauty, & fashion (13 answers total)
So yeah, Cirque du Soleil, black velvet evening gown, vintage, strapless, ruffles across the top, flamenco ruffles around the hem and vented up to the knee. Obviously, way too formal for the theatre. Don't care, I want to wear this dress. Life too short, etc.
I thought of wearing it with my distressed lace-up brown military boots to add to the flamenco theme while dressing it down with Insouciance and Wit, etc., but I'm not sure if that's just too 1991.
I thought that, in lieu of a wrap, I would throw a soft, straight-cut, collarless leather jacket over it, the kind that when you wear it on its own makes you look like an assassin. I fear that this is escalating the Trying Too Hard to mega proportions, though.
I also thought that I'd stick a tortoiseshell peineta with rhinestones in my hair, to link to the brown boots and add to the flamenconess of it.
How bad would that be? If it's as bad as I think it is, what else can I do? I have closets full of nearly everything, so I defy you to suggest an accessory I don't own.