When House of Fraser generously invited me to pick a dress to review I was instinctively drawn to the full length Oscars gown. I’m no fool.
It’s a fabulous choice for curvy girls who don’t feel comfortable in figure-hugging outfits. The expertly draped fabric and Grecian wrapover style make it very flattering. It clings in all the right places and tactfully skims over the wrong ones, like a perfectly fitting glitzy toga. I love long dresses as much as I hate my legs, which is a lot. The slit keeps it sexy and aids the walking process.
My new frock makes me feel sexy and statuesque. My beautiful friend Lela observed that it makes me look a bit like the Statue of Liberty. This is great news. Look at all the attention that stone fox gets.
Metallic gowns like this one were very popular with the movie stars of yesteryear because they command attention by making you look shiny and special. Here are Ava, Frances and Rita getting their goddess on.
I wore my goddess gown to The Candlelight Club: A Night In Casablanca, a fabulous pop-up 1920s speakeasy cocktail party. I love vintage events. You never have to worry about being overdressed because everyone always makes such an effort. Cheers to that.
While I’m in the Oscar dress I would like to give a special thank you to my new satin peeptoe shoes because they made me very happy and let me Charleston with minimal joint pain. Ladies, I couldn’t have done it without you.