Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The unmistakable swoosh of glamour in the evening

Don't talk to her when shooting stars are falling
Don't talk to her when she can smell the jasmine in the air...
When she's burning in the bedroom in an evening gown
-Don't Talk to Her at Night, Marc Cohn

Recently, E&E over at Elegant and Easy Life asked whether readers still wear an evening gown. I dare say, I am prevented from wearing anything I love once again this year, only one of the many unfortunate circumstances associated with being very pregnant. I miss the clothes most of all: They were both my career and my passion. The moment the ability to wear beautiful things slips away and I am relegated to tent-like trapeze things, I remind myself several times an hour that the child on the way will be so worth all the agonies great and small.

If I could, I would...

Oscar de la Renta . Poppy. Photo: Oscar de la Renta.

Missoni. Patsy. Neiman Marcus. Photo: Neiman Marcus.

Zac Posen. Siren. Bergorf Goodman.

Carmen Marc Volvo. Bergdorf Goodman.

Balenciaga vintage couture. The Frock.

Marc Bohan for Christian Dior. The Frock.

Carolina Herrera. Photo:

Carolina Herrera. Photo:


An Aesthete's Lament said...

However pregnant you may be, an Empire-waist gown always looks fabulous. That, a deep neckline, and a huge Indian-style or Moroccan necklace. You will be the belle.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Pregnancy passes. I promise. If I don't own an Oscar de la Renta gown before I die, I will go with deep regret.