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Doncha just LOVE a wedding reception!  All the ladies are taking their very best shot at looking FAB and the men looking so yummy and distinguished!  And everybody so happy and festive!  And I confess that I have shed a tear at every wedding Ive ever been to since I reached the age at whichI could understand the significance of the words that were being spoken  at the alter.   

I went to a LOVELY wedding reception lately and I realized one of the reasons that we ladies love them is that we are spectating! The shoes, the dresses, the bags, the jewels--oh my what a show!   

And, the older I get the more fascinated I am with the with the younger ladies....those in their 20’s and the fashion choices they make, the fun they have and the changes that have occurred in party behavior in the significant number of years that have passed since I went to receptions in my 20’s.   

I made a number of fashion and social observations at the recent reception I thought you might be interested in:

The Dresses:  Both long and short, but invariably sexy!  Unabashedly sexy!  Short baby dolls were prevalent as were very short and blousy chemises.  Strapless, single strap asymmetric and halter dresses were also numerous.  Cleavage and otherwise very revealing tops were very favored.   

The Shoes:  The young ladies have clearly paid attention to the fall trend of very funky styling while retaining a focus on ulta-high heels.  Zippers, multiple straps, bows and platforms, just as you see in the designer collections.   

The Jewelry:  The girls are also early adopters of the “bib” necklaces and other large scale statement jewelry that is so ubiquitous in the fall showcase.  Necklaces of large metallic balls on large scale chains were a fave.  

The Makeup:  Startling to an unabashed Lipstick Queen like me—-nothing more than gloss for these ladies.  No color!  I guess this has been a trend that’s been around for a while, but I found not one young lady with any lipcolor.  Mascara and the “smoky eye” is clearly favored over the strong lip.

The Fun:  Do these young girls know how to have fun!  I’m so envious!  Not content to wait on an invitation to dance from a young man, these ladies will dance by themselves, another girl or in small groups when the urge to move strikes them.  Or of course, invite a young man to dance.   

Social:  How nice they were to their elders!

I do so love wedding receptions for everything that goes on at them.  My favorite spectator sport!  And, fashion is clearly alive and well in the hands of a new generation of young ladies! 


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