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So, as I posted yesterday, my current ballgown may not be legal for USABDA competition under the new rules, which disallow "low-cut" gowns, even in open, yet fail to define very well what "low-cut" means.

I thought some of you might want to see what is so indecent:

Happily I don't do USABDA competitions anymore, so I won't be darkening their floors with my brazen wardrobe.


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twe From: twe Date: March 9th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)


That's a really lovely dress! (I'm so glad the fool feathers have gone out of vogue!)
merastra From: merastra Date: March 9th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wah, AOL can't find the page...
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: March 9th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It has sparklies too! Aren't sparklies also not allowed?

(AOL was also kinda strange for me - going to http://members.aol.com/elizabethdew/ and clicking on the green gown link worked better.)
merastra From: merastra Date: March 9th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Works now, thanks!

Yeah, that's a cool gown.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: March 9th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you guys like it (and apparently aren't shocked at the amount of bosum it shows).

Twe: Feathers have been out for a while, thank the gods. I hated the feather boa around the hem thing, and I've never had a dress like that, even when almost everyone did.

Firstfrost: Stones (sparkles) aren't allowed in syllabus competition, but I dance in open, so that's OK.
jcatelli From: jcatelli Date: March 13th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice! I remember looking at the dress at your house, but I never saw it on you. You look lovely.

John wants to do nationals. Sigh. I'll have to come up with something legal for syllabus under the new rules, which I've been having trouble reading online. I really don't care for the USABDA website. I also want to look around for something to wear to MIT, if I can talk John into it. At the very least I'm coming to watch.

twe: I had use of a dress for a while that had feathers at the bottom. I loved that dress! Some of the feathery dresses weren't so bad. ;) Of course, some were hideous, including one BAM dress that we all nicknamed "Big Bird." My cool dress belonged to YCN, though, and I had to give it back.... I should dig up some pictures. The woman who donated it was an MIT alumna.

I think that the ballgowns designs are becoming much prettier. There's a move away from the tacky and over-theatrical which may have something to do with the emerging sport mentality... or maybe people just realised how ugly the old dresses were.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: March 14th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, the good news is that on the dance forums thread Turtle Brennan at least admitted that they goofed on the shoes for adult women. Hopefully that means you can still dance in normal court shoes. I think the blue dress you wore at Yale will be legal. On the other hand, don't get me started on the hair and make-up rules...

I hope you come to MIT, but I have to admit that I understand John's feelings regarding the judging panel. We used to have one of the best judging panels, but lately things have gone way downhill. I'm really sorry the purple dress didn't fit you.
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