You may have seen my recent post on Instagram and Twitter, in which I asked for help deciding between two dresses to wear to a Masquerade party. A lot of votes were in for the red one which is absolutely fabulous, but I ended up wearing this gorgeous purple dress instead. Someone made a good point that there would be a lot of people wearing red instead of purple and they were right! I was the only one in purple and owned it the whole night. In the end, it’s all about what you are most comfortable wearing. For an elegant evening at the Chihuly Exhibit in Seattle, wearing something so feminine and delicate was perfect for the occasion.
I was surprised to hear that the invitation said cocktail attire. When I hear the word Masquerade I immediately think of a Venetian ball, however, it’s possible the IT company my husband works for knew that a bunch of tech guys weren’t into dressing up. Either way, I love any excuse to dress up and a masquerade is the perfect reason to bring out the formal couture gowns from Third & Loom!
Going into this event, I knew I would likely be overdressed. I mean not everyone has amazing gowns in their closet. But if you have a chance to dress up by all means do it! And ladies, let me tell you, if you’re going to wear a dress (no matter the style) you’re going to need to have the confidence behind it. There’s no hiding behind a mask in a gown like this! As long as I carried myself with a confident smile, whatever I wore would be appropriate for the event. And it was!
Let’s not forget to admire the delicate details of this incredible dress naturally called Forget-Me-Not. The purple flowers and black trim added the perfect balance of feminine and structured detailing. The purple silk and black tulle also felt amazing on me! It was so light and airy when I walked and I was completely comfortable the whole night. I ended up receiving so many compliments on this beautiful dress and I felt like a princess ready for her ball the whole night!
The only question I’m asking now is when’s the next party?! This girl needs another excuse to dress up!
Dress: Third & Loom (I want to wear them all!)
Jewelry: Rocksbox (get your first month free with code stylemissmollyxoxo)
Mask: His and Hers masks