Well a 30th wedding anniversary is a pretty special occasion after all. I seldom wear dresses, mostly tops, trousers, skirts. But I thought of it as a symbolic gesture to buy one for the occcasion and so, after swimming, I decided to browse the shops for sale items.
At East in Morpeth I found a skirt with such colours as I love and asked to try that. I didn’t think they’d have a dress to fit. I mean most dresses are a fairly normal shape! By the same token – most women aren’t!
Anyhow the assistant very kindly pointed out that they had a dress in the same pattern and I was persuaded to try it on. A few other dresses also appealed but the one I liked best was a pale blue and creamy white cotton day dress – so cool looking on a warm day…
“This one has an inner slip,” she advised. “They can be a bit tricky to get into.”
Tricky? The Krypton Factor would have been easier or being the ‘sawed’ lady in a magic show! I tried every contortion known to woman, nearly put my back out. I was hotter than when I’d come in the shop and still the damned dress wouldn’t go on.
I eventually did get into it with the assistants help – both of us laughing like drains and guess what? IT DIDN”T FIT! 🙂
Anyway I did buy a very nice dress in the pattern I originally liked and with no inner slip. But I got something else as well – this story now at Micro Horror. With thanks to the girls at East for their good humoured attandance.