“All ideas are secondhand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources. We are constantly littering our literature with disconnected sentences borrowed from books at some unremembered time and now imagined to be our own.” Mark Twain
There are situations where a long flowing ball gown is not practical. I prefer to avoid such situations. My philosophy is if I can’t wear a ball gown doing it, than why do it.
But really, when I designed this dress, I needed the ability to be able to work while wearing it. As much as I love the floor-length English netting and silky chiffon, and as whimsical and romantic as it is to see the layers float behind me while I’m running around being a wedding planner, it’s not super practical. I also figured that dancing in it might not be the best idea as it is delicate and may get snagged by someone. So, I did what any reasonable designer does, I had my cake and ate it too. I made the skirt detachable, thus giving me the opportunity to sport some amazing 20’s inspired gold and copper sequins. Bonus: I got to wear my copper and leather belt from my first season.
I know, right!? The ball gown is not actually a gown, but a skirt. Mind. Blown.