I think I have decided to wear a dress to the awards ceremony at my company's spring conference in April. I haven't worn a dress or skirt in 10 years, and I'm thinking I would like to wear one now. I think I know the dress I want and where to buy it. It is a simple black dress that comes down to the tops of the knees, but it is sleeveless, and my arms don't do sleeveless, so somebody help me out with what I can drape or layer over it to make it snazzy and hide my arm flab. Also, should I or should I not wear black pantyhose? We're talking April in Orlando, and I don't know pantyhose etiquette. Can anyone help me out?
I have also been looking for cute shoes to wear with such a dress. I hate sandals, as I think my feet are ugly...everyone's toes are gross...so I wanted a shoe with a bit of a heel, but not too high, black in color, with a closed toe but a strappy back. Tonight I ran a search on Zappos and found the PERFECT pair, and they were only $46. And they had one pair left in my size. Holy cow. I got lucky. I was also able to find a pair in vanilla bean (read: off white or cream) that I can wear if I buy this other dress I saw and want. The vanilla bean pair was only $41, and again they only had one pair left in my size. SCORE!
I love Zappos.com because you don't have to pay any sales tax and there is free shipping both ways. Most of the time I get my shoes within 24 hours, though since I ordered at 1 am, I'll probably get my shoes Friday.
I was such a tomboy growing up and never had a good role model for being feminine, so I kinda like feeling all girly sometimes. And if I show up in a dress, it will shock all my co-workers, so that kind makes it worth the effort, too. Ha ha!
So let me know about the what-to-wear-with-a-sleeveless-dress part as well as the pantyhose part.