Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a little obsessed with Carrie Underwood. In a completely non-creepy way, of course.
She’s just so lovely and her fashion taste is impeccable. I can’t remember something she’s worn post-American Idol that I haven’t liked. But, my favorite of all of her looks was the whimsical cotton candy dress she wore to the 2012 Billboard Awards. It’s perfection.
For some reason, though, while I remembered loving this dress, I remembered it looking very different. So, when I saw the dress I’m wearing below on clearance at JCP, I believed it to be a red, cocktail-length version of Carrie’s dress and just HAD to try it on. Obviously, I was mistaken. It’s nothing like Carrie’s dress.
I knew going in that this wasn’t one of those “made for me” dresses. But, since I thought I would match Carrie, I had to at least try (I’m still not sure why I thought that – maybe it matches another celeb dress I’ve seen, and I just got them mixed up). Regardless, I kinda liked it. Yes, it’s a little loofa-ish. But, it’s a pretty color and the twirling action of the skirt was awesome. Alas, although the front view was tolerable, the side view was decidedly unflattering. Without a guarantee that no one would ever approach me from any direction except straight on, I knew I wouldn’t feel very pretty or confident wearing it, so I put it back. With great mourning.
Someday, I will achieve my goal of having a fun, poofy party dress like Carrie’s. Today is not that day.