Help! What should I make for my Aspen dress?

The time has come for me to start my Aspen gala dinner dress.  This is a formal work event. Literally the only time all year where I have occasion to get this dressed up.   I can’t decide what to make! Will it be:

The Elisalex

Drew Backless Dress

Something long and modern, like this Drew Backless Dress from Named Clothing


Some Gatsby inspiration?

something a little more lana del rey?

Gertie’s strapless party dress?  or maybe some franken-dress action- I’m thinking strapless party dress bodice, with an elisalex tulip skirt. An Elisagert.  Gertielex.  Whatever.


I also kind of like this Burdastyle illusion neckline dress. Buuuut I kind of feel like I’ve been there, done that.

I CAN’T DECIDE. Time’s ticking away.

And then there’s the fabric question!  If I’m going the long and flowy route I think chiffon is the obvious choice. But for any of the more structured options I just can’t make a decision.  Taffeta?  Silk Dupioni?  Brocade? Velvet? NO SATIN (except i might possibly consider silk duchesse, but who am I kidding I don’t have $50/yd).

HELP (I need all 3 of you followers to weigh in on this, I don’t have a big enough following to allow anyone to slack off!)

PS here’s what I wore last year:

that’s some secondhand designer silk right there. I also wore it to my own birthday party.  it’s my birthday and I’ll be overdressed if I want to.

5 thoughts on “Help! What should I make for my Aspen dress?”

  1. Love the first one with the short sleeves (middle picture) but prefer first picture fabric. Can never go wrong with gatsby glitz though!

    Have fun!!

  2. The Lana del rey dresses were cute but polka dots are too summer time. I say keep to a classic design but in a gold/fall colored metallic!

  3. Thanks for your comment on Dan and I’s website. I’ve been transcribing weird portions out of my composition-book to my friend in WA State and not too much onto the Blog. Again, the encouragement is great, and I’ll write something soon. And, by the way, your blog is a wonderful thing! Keep it up! Much Love, Alex.

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