It’s about that time of year again when women around the country are starting to obsess over what they’re going to wear to the Romance Writer’s of America’s Golden Heart and RITA award ceremony at the national conference in Orlando. After all, it is only two months away!
If you’re a GH or RITA finalist or you’re presenting, chances are you’ll be a bit more formal than the rest. When I tell people I’ve been nominated for another RITA this year, the first question is, “What are you going to wear?”
Two years ago, I was a RITA finalist and wore a long black, mermaidy thing. Loved it. Since I never went to prom, I got my fix that night! This year, I’m looking at long dresses again, but thinking I might go short.
As I glanced through a few pictures online, I realized I tend to immediately dismiss 90% of the styles. Apparently, I have a few rules. No strapless, spaghetti straps or one shoulder styles. Looking like a goddess is good. Looking like an ancient Greek goddess is not. It has to be long enough so that no one starts wondering what happens when I sit and don’t cross my legs. It can’t be something my mother would wear, but it can’t be something my daughter would wear, either. And it can’t looked like lingerie. You know, those simple silk things that look more like slips.
Here are a few that tripped my trigger.
So what’s the first thing you look for in a dress for a special occasion? What will immediately nix a dress for you? And which of the above dresses is your favorite(s)?
And we’re keeping track of comments all week long. Every Rider is giving something away to celebrate our anniversary and Michele’s going to post a list this weekend!