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My first solo dress, at 38 years old!
By Kirvin3member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Aug 11, 2013 08:33 PM

Happy dance all over again! I didn't think I'd be able to bring it home today, (it was supposed to be a fitting) but the dressmaker told me to go shopping for a few hours then I picked up the finished product!

It moves so nice! I love the knotwork and the stoning came out just right! Just enough sparkle to stand out, but not blind someone!

I have no idea when I'll be feising in it this year - our school's feis is the same weekend as my 20 year High School reunion. Perhaps one of the Syracuse feieanna or Finger Lakes - have to look closer at dates. It is enirely possible that, God and teachers willing, Oirachtas may be the first time I wear it on stage!

By the way, did I use enough exclimation points?

21 Replies to My first solo dress, at 38 years old!

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By Tansey
On Sun Aug 11, 2013 09:01 PM
Edited by Tansey (209516) on 2013-08-11 21:01:54
Congratulations! Your dress is so pretty, and you look so happy in it! Hope it brings you lots of luck at your next feis. I hope you find a few that fit into your school; a dress that pretty needs to go dancing!
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By hannicamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Aug 11, 2013 09:21 PM
Nice! Good luck dancing in it!!!
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By Leigha_Ballerina
On Sun Aug 11, 2013 09:45 PM
the smile on your face says it all
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By Irish4life
On Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:10 PM
Congrats to you! It's lovely and you look great! Happy dancing in it! :)
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By sarahrID
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 05:02 AM
Beautiful dress! I think there's a perfect amount of bling on it, and the color is simply beautiful.
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By irishmamamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 05:42 AM
You look beautiful in it!!
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By celticfeetmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 06:23 AM
You look glowing in it! :) I love the flower number holder too; best of luck dancing in your new dress. I'm sure it will give you lots of confidence! :)
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By chatte1238
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 06:53 AM
It's gorgeous and you look fantastic in it! I love the skirt style. I love this dress design, especially for an adult dancer--it doesn't look childish or overly blinged out but it's still beautiful and sophisticated. I hope you have a chance to dance in it soon!
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By RinceorNosretep
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 08:34 AM
Yaay! I grinned when I saw the thumbnail for your post in the list of threads. That's so exciting! There's nothing like getting a confidence boost from dancing in a gorgeous dress. :) I especially love the shape of the cape; that's what I've been considering if I ever make myself a solo. Aww you look so cute in it, and I strongly request you do your hair for feiseanna exactly the way you have it in your picture. It looks absolutely lovely!
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By Nyssasisticmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 08:48 AM
Absolutely beautiful! The dress is nice too ;)

You are SUCH an inspiration for me. There are times where, at 25, I feel like I'm just getting too old for all of this, and then I see amazing women like you and know that I've got plenty of fight left!
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By Cinnawiz
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 09:04 AM
Beautiful! Looks great on you!
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By Kirvin3member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:01 AM
Edited by Kirvin3 (198483) on 2013-08-12 11:12:16
Edited by Kirvin3 (198483) on 2013-08-12 11:13:29 Spelling corrections and added a bit
Thank you so much everyone! It's great to know I am an inspiration. There are days when I wonder about my dancing - of course it would help if I was able to practice a LOT more than I do.

As to my hair, I usually do wear a wig - a smaller one that almost looks like it could be my hair if I wasn't jumping around. My real hair, although fine, is heavy and gets disgustingly sweaty if I try to dance with it down and often won't cooperate when I try and style it - the scrunches curl end up frizzy, stringy or just plain flat and I can't straighten it much either. I like not needing to worry about it, just throw on a wig!

And yes, that is my son's shoe under the headband - first thing I found to boost it up at 10pm - I was way too tired to do anything "fancy"! :)
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By IrishLisa
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 02:30 PM
Your dress is beautiful and very flattering! It looks great on you! Congrats on such a beautiful dress! Can't wait to hear how your first feis with the new dress goes :)
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By Kirvin3member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 09:06 PM
With the tights and wig - no makeup or shoes. *swoon*
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By treblejiggernaut
On Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:52 PM
That dress is perfect on you. I love it!!!The skirt of the dress is so pretty and I love,love the headband. Good luck dancing in it.
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By rosalinde
On Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:49 AM
It's such a beautiful dress! You're going to love dancing in it, it looks perfect on you.
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By kefling
On Wed Aug 14, 2013 04:08 PM
Oh! I'm so happy for you! After such a long wait! You look wonderful in it and I just adore those colors on you. That smile says it all! I hope your first feis in your new dress is an awesome one. Hooray!
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By Hop_123member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Aug 14, 2013 05:35 PM
It looks very nice! and I love the bling. A little sparkle, but not overdone, and it definitely adds to the dress. Your dress looks really good with tights too!
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By Poppy_lock
On Tue Aug 20, 2013 01:25 PM
You look so beautiful in your new dress!!! And I think it's wonderful that you got to a level where you can wear a solo dress!
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By Kirvin3member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Aug 20, 2013 04:08 PM
Edited by Kirvin3 (198483) on 2013-08-20 16:11:01 Hit send too soon!
Thank you everyone! I'm so happy with the dress! Once I tried on the dress at the dressmaker I was worried how it would look with tights, given the amount of white, but it really does look good. can't wait to compete in it. Now if I could just get myself to practice outside of class...
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By chevrechevalmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Aug 25, 2013 09:07 PM
You are positively glowing in your new dress! So totally thrilled for you!

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