Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Royal Blue and a Dance

I usually don't favor dresses with asymmetrical  necklines, but this classic dress captured my fancy with its vibrant royal blue color and the flattering drape.  The pretty float on the shouldered side adds a touch of extra glamour.  I would pair this brilliant color with silvery rhinestone or beaded accessories for high contrast.


Royal Evening





Several posts ago I had mentioned that I sold one of my beginner ballroom dresses.  That dress was the same vibrant royal as this one.  I received the deposit on the dress tonight; the boyfriend of the girl who fell in love with it secretly made the deposit for her..and will be making another payment in two weeks.  His plan is to surprise her with it.  That's so romantic.   I can't wait to hear about her response!

Every female ballroom dancer becomes captivated with ballroom dresses.  At competitions (especially a first competition) heads are turning in every direction Oohhing and Aahhhhing at all blindingly sparkly and floaty dresses.  It's like an ultra girly dress dream.


 While the evening gown pictured above is not appropriate for ballroom dance, this color on a ballroom gown  is absolutely striking on the dance floor.



The couple in this video is my absolute favorite dance couple ever, William Pino and Alessandria Bucciarelli from Italy.  They are just incredible.   Isn't this dress captivating?  And the dance (Viennese Waltz) ; and the music (Indigo Waltz by Ikuko Kawai)?

Enjoy the dancing of one of the most beautiful ballroom couples ever...and as always, if you have any questions about ballroom, I'm happy to try and answer.

Doesn't this just make you want to dance?

8 comments:

  1. Yes, it sure does make me want to dance and I know if I did take up ballroom dancing I'd have a ton of those glamorous dresses, plus a house with a huge dance floor so I could practice.

    What a romantic story. I hope you fill us in on more details when they come up!

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    1. Joni...I'm still waiting on a huge dance floor in my house. And a coach at my beck and call so I could dance anytime I want to. Alas...my husband does not dance.

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  2. wow that dress is s gorgeous!!! great post!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and for stopping by my blog!

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  3. Cannot wait to hear about the reaction from the girlfried. That is so romantic and sweet! The dress you pictured above is gorgeous too. Love it with all the sparkly bling :)

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    1. Thank you...I love to wear formal dresses...and I have a number of opportunities throughout the year...so I like to style dresses on the blog that are similar to my own. I love sparkle and bling!

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  4. I just bought almost that very dress at Macy's for my sister for $109. Just missing the drapey bit that hangs from the shoulder, and add a spaghetti strap on the other side for stability.

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    1. Wow...what a nice sister you are! Its a gorgeous dress!

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