I want a new dress

February 29, 2008 at 5:45 pm 10 comments

Happy Leap Day!  I’m thinking of honoring St. Brigit and asking a few men to marry me.

“A tradition was introduced many centuries ago to allow women to propose to men during a leap year. This privilege of proposing was restricted to leap day in some areas. Leap day was sometimes known as “Bachelors’ Day”. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage offer from a woman.
The tradition’s origin stemmed from an old Irish tale referring to St Bridget striking a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men every four years. “

I may start proposing (and collecting gowns) willy-nilly.

The consolation gown had BETTER not look like any of these.  Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar dress still haunts me.  The image of the arm pit rolls is burned on my retinaes. 



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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lemare  |  March 2, 2008 at 3:24 am

    For the record, I got three yesses, and two dresses.

  • 2. Lowdogg  |  March 2, 2008 at 1:39 pm


  • 3. Mari  |  March 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Yeah, the Jennifer Hudson two-strikes-in-a-row thing makes me think she needs a new stylist. Her boobs look like they’re shoved in there rather uncomfortably, too.

    At least she didn’t have pockets sewn into her gown this year.

  • 4. Massimo  |  March 2, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    What about Tilda Swinton? Even George Costanza knows that it’s not socially acceptable to drape oneself in velvet. How many Elvises (Elvii?) and dogs playing poker went unpainted because of that dress?

    As for Ms. Hudson, she looks vaguely like those ancient fertility statues we used to giggle at in our college civ courses.

  • 5. Pammy Girl  |  March 4, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I thought I was the only one who thought Jennifer Hudson’s dress was BAD. Why does she keep ending up on the best-dressed list in this outfit? Any member of the ginormous ta-ta group should not wear a dress that turns them into a uni-boob.

  • 6. critts  |  March 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Please steer clear of the uniboob Jennifer Hudson dawned. I mean seriously, if it’s become one body part and is spilling into your armpits you’re destined for every worst dressed list around.

  • 7. Sportsattitude  |  March 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    You’d have to be a boob to wear that dress.

  • 8. lemare  |  March 5, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Pammy, I immediately texted my friend who was a stylist BEGGING her to stage an intervention and prevent us from looking at ANYTHING like that dress again… The back fat, the arm pit rolls, the mashed breasts… I don’t think the dress could have been LESS flattering. People magazine fashion editors are on crack.

  • 9. chasingtoddlermom  |  March 6, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Someone needs to introduce that poor girl to the minimizer and a slimming color. It’s like she has two bright white cannon balls strapped to her chest. It’s hard not to gawk.

  • 10. BrigetRose  |  July 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    LOL! I think they probably just couldn’t find the right dress!


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