So. Last year at VVC, I told myself that the next time I went, I would damned well bring a dress and wear it to Club Vivid. Obviously, my boobs are calling my bluff, since my choices now consist of:
- A nursing dress that, ironically, wouldn't fit over my boobs when I was nursing. It fits now. Pros: It is soft and comfy! It's kind of vaguely pretty! Cons: It's a nursing dress, and I'm not nursing anymore. Also, its style aesthetic can best be described as "schoolmarm who wants ready access to her boobs."
- A black lace dress that no one in this house remembers buying. Pros: It fits. And it's black. Cons: I'm not sure it ever was in style. It can best be described as "gothic schoolmarm."
- Pajamas. Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Not sure I want to be the girl who wore pajamas to the ball.
- My retired swimsuit. This is a suit I bought when I apparently believed I'd be attending a lot of underwater evening parties; it's black with a little drape and a short skirt and basically looks nothing like a swimsuit. Cons: Really not sure I want to be the girl who wore a swimsuit to the ball. Pros: Might be the most appropriate piece of attire I own that still fits over my boobs. Plus, if the hotel floods, I will be completely prepared and in a position to mock the attractive, well-dressed people flailing in their non-water-resistant clothing.
What should I wear to the ball?
The nursing schoolmarm dress. Ready access to your boobs can only be an advantage at a fannish con.
The gothic schoolmarm dress. Black lace is the background for glowsticks this summer.
The pajamas. Might as well not give any fucks at all, right?
The swimsuit. The way the climate is currently behaving, being constantly prepared for sudden flooding is an A+ choice.