Special Occasion Dresses Store

Margo Kelly: Dresses

The letter is for Dresses.

I took my daughter (almost 15 years old) out dress shopping on Saturday. Not clothes shopping. But specifically dress shopping. Why? Because she wanted a new dress.

Several times while shopping, employees asked, "Oh! What's the special occassion?"

My daugher answered, "I just want a new dress."

The employees all responded with scrunched eyebrows and baffled expressions.

Monday morning, my daughter and I went to get our hair cut. The wonderful hairdresser was very kind and asked how our weekend was. My daughter very excitedly told her of the new gorgeous dress she found. The hairdresser asked, "Oh! What's the special occassion?"

My daughter simply said, "I just wanted a new dress."

Why does there have to be a special occassion now-a-days for a dress? I know the style is torn jeans with decorated back pockets topped off with a t-shirt from A&F ... but really ... when did dresses go out of style?

I remember a photograph of my mother when she was about my daughter's age. My mother smiled when she showed it to me. I asked her why the photo made her smile.

My mother tapped the photo with her finger and said, "Those were my first pair of pants." (She and all her friends had only worn dresses and skirts prior ... it was the 1950's.)

Two generations later ... many girls don't even own a dress.

Try Special Occasion

by MOB10-10-10

Try the Special Occasion Dress department at your local Macy's, Younkers, JC Penney, any larger department store. I found my dress after the holiday's for 80% off the original price...With Easter here, you may find something there as well. They may not be as dressy/formal as bridal stores but special occasion dresses are still dressier than your everyday dresses. Good luck!

Engagement parties  — Iowa State Daily
If it is a fancy venue, then it may be appropriate to have a black-tie event, but if it is a casual venue, it is not necessary to wear something so fancy as a ball-gown or a tuxedo.

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