I recently got an invite for a friends 40th birthday. She's not a very close friend anymore, we hardly see each other, she's lovely though, the distance is due to busy and very different lives.
So I was all excited to get the invite and in my head was planning what I would wear and I was all set to RSVP yes when I saw right at the bottom the dress code is formal white attire.
Okay so here's the problem. I'm overweight and have a difficult body shape and finding clothes that fit is a nightmare, not to mention plus size clothes are so expensive. I never wear white, I mean ever, I literally own no white clothes, I'm into dark colours.
I've had a look online to see if I can find any formal white dresses in my size but I can't, except for plus size wedding type dresses, but I think they're a bit much for someone else's birthday; they also cost a fortune and I can't justify spending that much money for something I'll never wear again. And I know whatever I buy I won't wear again.
So what do I do? Do I RSVP no, it seems so silly, and what if she asks why, do I make up a white lie, I'll feel ridiculous saying I can't come because I don't have anything to wear? So what would you do?
On a side note, I really hate invites that include a specific dress code, I mean yes 'formal, casual, smart casual' is fine but shouldn't adults be able to wear any colour they like!?