Posted 17 July 2001 - 01:46 AM
I personally love the chance to dress up, oh yes indeed, I love formal wear, hosiery (not those thick ballet tights... I do have trouble making the transfer over to delicate hosiery and often end up putting a thumbnail straight through a brand new pair), high heels, glamorous up-do's - the works...
But I think at the ballet, one shouldn't go too over the top, because after all, you do sit in a darkened theatre for most of the night and so that lovely evening dress goes to waste (unless of course, you don't mind being seen in the same gown twice ;) ) and as far as I understand, the ballet isn't a black tie event.
So I agree with Giannina, apart from the stole - because I don't need a boost.
I once saw a woman with her denim jeans tucked into a pair of ugh boots.. and laughed at myself for the snobbish way I reacted. But still, tickets to the ballet are not cheap, and so its rather nice to make a bit of effort in appearance.
LMCtech - those ballet flats are interesting. Personally, I like a bit of a heel, because its much more flattering to the ankles and calves.
Incidently, Leigh... If you think men have troubles in the summer, spare a thought for women in the winter - those thin floaty fabrics do not guard well against the elements and its often difficult to find an appropriate cloak/coat/some kind of warmth in the form of clothing... And woe betide a girl who is without a chivalrous man to give her his jacket...