A Printed Gown on a Formal Event – Why Not?

In choosing clothes for special occasions, it may be a tad difficult to pick something beautiful that is not expensive, let alone something that you can use again. This is my dilemma when I knew I had to have two gowns for a back-to-back Christmas party in one day.

Actually, I can opt to wear a single ensemble the whole day and just revamp it with some accessories on the second event. But no! The too maarte girl in me insists that I shall wear TWO, and no one can stop me from doing so.

I tried searching in my closet for gowns I have used in the past. One was the bridesmaid dress I wore in a wedding, and I was considering the other gowns I used at prom and in a pageant. Yes, my prom dress still fits me to this very day! Haha :)) Considering that it has been twelve years ago! Oooh. Time doesn’t fly, it apparates!

Anyway, much to my luck, I found this!


This gorgeous dress is from Macy’s, and it has been in our possession for more than 3 years. And we never wore it! Not even once! Ever! When I say, “we”, I mean me, my sister, and Mom. We basically share the same dress and shoe size, so it’s like having two other mes. It’s crazy!

The reason why, is because it came in size Large, so naturally we can’t dance our way inside it. Since the prints are too magical to just be confined in the darkness of our cabinets, I had it adjusted in one of the seamstresses in the city. I was shocked because I only spent P200! That’s like more than 90% off from the budget I was alotting in buying a new gown! Thank heavens for unexplored closet corners! Haha 😀


I added a mini gold leafy diadem to accentuate the gold details of the gown, not to mention as an additonal mark to achieve that Greek goddess look too! 🙂


I believe the gown is not very conforming to the strict idea of formal wear. The material isn’t silk, lace, or anything usual that depicts the formal wear ideals. However, I want to make the night extra fun  by not trying to look like everyone else. That is why this printed gown is just perfect! I mean, I wouldn’t be surprised seeing someone wear the exact same dress.


I adore its back detail, and how elegant the V shape is. It reminds me of flirty and elegant fashion. Plus of course the whole gown just screams a modern and classy take on formal dresses. So I think there is no fear when you try to wear unconventional clothes, as long as you can carry them well, with your head held high of course.

After all, you give meaning to the outfit you wear, and not the other way around.

What do you think of this merfriends? 🙂


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