Last night was Opening Night for a children's theatre production my family is involved in. Working the "will call" table at this scruffy old church, I was functionally a hostess. I know what I should have worn: a dress
, something retro-looking since the show is set in the fifties. But I don't have one and I was disinclined to spend $30 at the vintage store (cost per wear
, you know).
As it turned out, I could have worn the as-yet-unworn beaded neckline
. Both the director and the coordinator dressed up.Parenthetically, the coordinator is a friend and one of the people God used to point me toward objective answers to my life-long questions about why certain things look good. She taught a class on that book I push.
Which leads me to the real topic of this post. Three variables concern us when selecting what to wear for an event:
- and self.
But I often forego my first thought because of an optional fourth consideration : the feelings of others. I suspected the other couple we were working with would dress more casually and, not wanting to make them uncomfortable, I went with my uniform
and added a necklace
What would you have done?