I am doing a musical theatre revue in a formal gown. I am fat and there will be dancing. How can I minimize the look and feel of sweat and still stay fancy?
I will be under the lights wearing this dress
. It's some sort of polyester approximation of silk. I wore it and got all sweaty when I got married, but that was in 80-degree early September. This performance is in two weeks and indoors. Additionally, I will be offstage for a large part of this show while other people do their numbers, so there will be ample opportunities to wipe off my fevered brow and wring out my hair.
In general, I'm not a particularly sweaty person. However, as I mentioned before, I am kinda fat and out of shape; I tend to sweat just by traipsing around a little too fast. It will be necessary for me to confidently wave my arms above my head and do fake hula-type moves involving giant feathered fans, and I would rather do so without the threat of the giant wet spots I incurred last year. I will also likely have to wear said dress seven days in a row, through tech and three shows.
I haven't made up my mind yet about possibly wearing a shrug, but I was considering something like this
, which might actually make the sweaty parts more visible. Should I maybe lean toward something lacy
So. Any hints as to how I can keep the sweat down, both on my forehead and (mostly) in my pits?