Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Vintage Regrets!

I know I've blogged about this before but this is slightly different as it's not about clothes I've parted with but clothes I can't even get my big toe in right now!

I'm overweight, it's true, I've always struggled to a degree with my weight all my life, in fact I was always known as voluptuous, curvy or whatever. So it was almost inevitable that when life slowed down a bit, I wasn't dancing as much, I wasn't out and about as I used to be that I would gain weight. I have to try SUPER hard to keep my weight under any type of control whatsoever. Though of course it IS within my control and so clearly I haven't been trying as hard as I could, in fact, drowning my sorrows in a wine bottle has certainly not helped!!!

ANYWAY, the one thing that does keep me focussed on trying to get control of my weight is that I do own some lovely clothes and I would love to get back into them. I did lose weight on Weightwatchers a few years ago and started wearing them again, but went through a super stressed time & sadly but it on and more, uuurgh. I keep these clothes because if I got rid of them all I would never try again!

So here are a couple of dresses I would LOVE to get back into. I think the first one is fantasy territory for me now, in fact I don't remember ever having that size waist!!


And here's a close up


Yeah fabulous huh? And no it's not even vintage! It was custom made for me for stagewear, it is STUNNING! And ok shoe ladies I didn't take a photo but I will at some point I have a pair of matching satin springolators with a rhinestone heel, oh yes you heard!! Loads of the rhinestones are missing and I need to replace them before they can be seen in public again!

I was going to sell it and took it to the doomed Twinwood, but people who had seen me onstage in it howled with horror at the thought of me selling it, with cries of 'but i have pictures of you in this & do you still have the shoes' so yes you can imagine the impression it made. But I honestly could fit my arm in it right now and that's it, the other problem though is there are not many people out there with a 26 inch waist and a 34G bust so not sure who it would fit anyway!!

Second up is this lovely thing, now I'm not sure it photographs well but take a look at the neckline close up, it is stunning!



So pretty!! I wanna wear it again.

I have many dresses I can't get into and just can't part with, am I kidding myself? Or will I do it in the new year? I'm not going to kid myself and start keeping an eye on my weight now, I could, but I know with the next few weeks I have and then with Christmas coming, the reality will be far from that!

New Year here I come and hopefully I'll be posting pictures of me in cute dresses next year!

Oh and by the way, sorry about absence, you know the situation, I'm working hard to catch up with everything so that it all goes smooth up with Mum and then at the Rhythm Riot next week.

24 comments:

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

The emerald green dress is a very good reason to do it.
I've tryed the hyperprotein diet (Dr. Dukan diet). It's works, and the results are so positive.

I'm with you ;)

Retro Chick said...

I like the blue one with the scalloped neckline? What size is it? I could keep it company till you fit it again? ;o)

Though if it has a 26" waist like the first one I probably won't!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

ha ha ha you wish Gemma! No it's not a 26 inch waist, I think it's more attainable than the green one, as I said I think that's fantasy land now :o(

Roxie Roulette said...

They are both absolutely stunning! It's all in the detail, isn't it?

Penny Dreadful said...

Oh Fiona, they are BEAUTIFUL. Though surely you also have beautiful things in your current size, that it would be sad not to fit into if you slimmed down?

I don't have a 26 inch waist, but I reckon I could prod the fat up enough on either side that I could squeeze in. Might even be able to push the lard far enough up to get a 34G bust (I wish) ;)

art*deco*dame said...

They are beautiful!Oh how I miss having a 26 inch waist

Jitterbugdoll said...

Oh, that green dress is stunning and I can imagine that you looked dynamite in it! I know I would have a hard time parting with it, especially since you have the shoes to match.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thanks ladies, oh yes I miss having a 26 inch waist although to be honest I don't actually remember having one it was so long ago!!

Temperamental Broad said...

I feel ya! Some of my most favorite dresses are not fitting me right now. The weird thing is that they are too tight in the bust and I've NEVER had that problem! lol! I love them all too much to part with them though!

PS-that green one is AMAZING!!!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Beautiful dresses! I know how you must feel as my older sister has struggled with her weight for years and fluctuates a lot. Yoir lovely dresses are worth keeping, just to look at, and as motivation for those new years resolutions ;)

delia hornbook said...

Beautiful dresses i love the green one what a gorg shade and so much lovely detail. You must keep them and hopefully they will inspire you. Good luck Dee ;-)

Kim Bombshell said...

I feel your pain. I have gone up and down most of my life and know I will NEVER again be a 27 waist like I was when I was 17. I kept a red 1950s prom dress I'd had since 1983, just out of sentiment as it was my favorite vintage dress, but in 2004, I loaned it to a girl and she never gave it back and moved away. I hope she is too fat to wear it now.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Oh Kim that's terrible!

Betty Lou said...

Never sell that green one! You'll regret it for the rest of your life. It's a dream!

I have loads of clothes that don't fit me anymore, mostly jeans. They fit in the waist but i can't get them over my ass so...

LandGirl1980 said...

A 26 inch waist and a 34G bust? You must have been a vision. Not that you are not now - and not that you could not be again. As an avid member of the Slimming World brigade (we can be found in various locations spouting forth about how EASY it is at any given opportunity and in any social circumstance - we have NO shame - and for good reason - it works!) I will heartily point you in their direction. I used to do WW and I am not knocking it - but in comparision, SW is SO much easier.

Having said that - I went mental on my Hay trip and gained 9lbs in 2 weeks. I think I may have been eating lard in the night - aka Nigella Peanut Butter Cheesecake - minus the silk nightdress) I lost 4 of those cursed lbs this week which I am cheery about. It is so easy to gain weight - I should know. My advice to you is not to go into glutton overload at Crimbo - just in moderation. It can be easy to do so because you think "well I won't be able to eat this (whole cheesecake) after 1st Jan" and so you put yourself into permenant treat mode. Well - i know I do.

Anyway - I appear to be in waffle overdrive. Cripes. Those dresses are indeed fabulous - but what will be more fabulous is if you get close to being back in them because you want to :)

Waffle mode over. For now.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

ah bless ya for rambling and thanks for the advise, however I don't diet anymore I've done it ALL my life & it's fab when you stick 100% to it but I'm aiming for something more long term, I just cut back & exercise more. Also I lose weight & gain weight when I diet, it's no good.

AND the advantage of not dieting is you never have that binge attitude, so I rarely overdo it food wise any more BUT I don't move my butt enough and overindulge in the wine for my particular metabolism so some small changes I think. But THANKS!!

Vintage Vixen said...

What beautiful dresses! Good god, a 34G bust and a 26inch waist, what a bod. Even if you don't fit into them now at least you can look at them and remember when you did and how hot you looked in them. Never sell them, it would be a crime! If you're not intending to starve I think it would be worth having them framed and hung on your walls as a constant reminder of your fabulousness and great taste. xxx

Miss Magpie said...

Snap! I know I need to shift some weight but I just never seem to get motivated. I have a few things I can't bear to part with but I will realistiaclly NEVER fit in again, especially if I carry on the way I am now. I think I could have fitted the whole of me from 10 years ago into one leg of the jeans I wear today *sigh* Mind you I did enjoy eating and drinking every inch of it! lol.
But yes I too have given up on the whole diet thing tried so many in my lifetime and they only work so well. I need to cut portion size and get off my lazy arse.

Oh and yes the green dress is divine and you should never, never, never sell it. Could you display it?

Lainie said...

I read your blog often, and have to comment that i too have many things that i have no hope of fitting into again, but i love them! I believe that we can always strive to be healthier in our lives (not necessarily skinnier..) but we should always LOVE who we are in the moment. Good luck to you, you are beautiful every day.

Helga! said...

Well hello there,Mama!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Gah,weight.I'm the biggest I've ever been and have a suitcase of clothes I don't fit.....I'm trying to get over it,cos I love to eat,and being in my 40's it is just so hard to shift it!!Meep!
I'm having a fantasy though,that I might shed some weight before the cruise we are going on in January,and be able to fit a couple of favourites.......we'll see!
xxx

Andi B. Goode said...

Those sure are beautiful dresses! Can't say I've any advice as I loathe exercise and love food. Which is probably where my 'winter weight' has come from...But good luck! I need to exercise more, if only for the fact that I can't walk up a (small) flight of stairs without needing a good five minutes to catch my breath ;]
-Andi x

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

The neckline on the second dress is to die for! Sheer perfection..

Ps: I think the giveaway I'm currently running will tickle your fancy! http://checksandspots.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-giveaway-giveaway.html

Lady Betty said...

Those dresses are to DIE for! I love the beading details! As for weight,sizing, and wine I can relate! Lol! I recently bought a vintage 50s, black crepe a-line skirt. The shop I went to had the waist listed as 26 inches. When I brought it home to try on, I knew the waist was no where NEAR 26 inches! It was more like 25 or even 24.5! I feel like such a dummy for not trying it on in the shop! However, I put on my 50s panty girdle and I was able to get into the skirt. The waist was still tight but 'okay.' I think I need to cut back on the wine and dark chocolate! I run 5 days a week but something has got to change!

Michelle said...

Both of those dresses are to die for. I parted with a few vintage dresses over the years that I'm now kicking myself square in the bum for letting go. Including an emerald green early 1060's cocktail dress with rhinestone frog clasp. I think my eyes are watering, I need to stop talking about it. :(

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