In almost every book there is inevitably a grand scene that reveals some kind of pomp and circumstance…be it a graduation, a coronation or a ball. In other words an excuse to dress to the nines and hobnob occasionally above one’s station.
I myself don’t rub elbows with the elite much, but have the past couple of years gotten to see how the other half live. I will admit to knowing a few well off people, though I wouldn’t call them friends. They’re my co-workers, that weird breed that falls into the gray zone as far as business mates and chums.
For the past couple years I’ve gotten to transform a la Cinderella style with beautiful dresses and updos for my company’s annual holiday party at the local Country Club. Need I remind you who they usually let into these places?
As I write this I’m about to get dolled up, with the whole nine yards of a fresh bath, scented lotion, makeup (which I almost never wear with the exception of Halloween), stockings, nice lingerie and my evening dress.For now I’m kicking it in my "Ladies Night" Justice League pjs, since I’ve got a bit of time to kill.
Isn’t it amazing the transformation heroes and heroines can go through themselves for these big events? I think it’s a fabulous chance to show their characters, not only with what they wear but how they act. I know a few people who are stuffed shirts, and others who choose this occasion to really let their hair down (and are sorry for it come Monday morning). These scenes can show a woman’s innate beauty come to the forefront, that a down and out urchin can clean up well, and that men on occasion do truthfully now how to act in civilized society.
Honestly I feel like Firefly’s mechanic Kaylee dressed up to the go to the ball in that flouncy ball gown with the hoops. Though my borrowed purple sheath with a hint of lace doesn’t conjure thoughts of Scarlett. I will feel out of place (since I rarely wear dresses), but I’ll try real hard not to make a fool of myself. The best part is that I’ll also have a dashing man on my arm and just might take home a little loot.