Sunday, September 14, 2008


Remember when I told you I was going to be in a play, and I spouted all these lofty sentiments about how theatre makes me feel more alive?

Well, forget all that. Really, I'm just an adult who likes to play dress up.

Starting tonight we get to wear costumes at rehearsal!! For a modern-day play, costumes tend to be pretty boring, but in a play like this, when I get to wear vintage early-1960s dresses, I am in heaven. Well, except I don't suppose we'll have to wear girdles and pantyhose in heaven. (And if we do, my view of God is seriously wrong.)

Here I am, as Cecily Pigeon (minus some accessories and full stage makeup.) This is my first attempt at big '60s hair, and I think it probably needs to be bigger.

The black dress is definitely my favorite; I just love it. I wear it for my first scene, which takes up the bulk of my stage time. The blue is fun and casual and will work for the 45 seconds or so that I'm wearing it onstage during my second scene.

Interesting tidbit about how much dress sizing has changed in the last 45 years or so. I wear a size 3. The vintage blue dress fit me without alteration (except shortening the hemline), and it is a size 9.


Lyndsay said...

HOT Momma! You looks stunning Beth. I do have to say, for short hair ... you've done the poof pretty darn well.

And ... a size 9? What were those crazy people thinking? :)

Kerri said...

I would pay money for your waistline. You look so pretty!

Our Scoop said...

Seriously agree about paying money for your itty bitty waist. It's totally incredible!

That is SO completely depressing to hear about the sizes. I don't even want to THINK about what size I would have been back then. Sheesh!!

You look great Beth!!

Tia said...

Oh I love em and am a little jealous!

Mommy Vern said...

I love that black dress, sexy momma! I would pay money for your waist line! That's my biggest issue area.

I also agree on sizing being much different now, as that's why they say Marilyn Monroe was a 12- but really more like an 8 and she wasn't considered overweight. Advertising have distorted the perception of the female figure so much since then.

Anyway, I love both dresses. Isn't is so fun to play 'dress up'! We need more days like that in our life.

And yes on bigger hair- try some hot rollers. :) Good luck! You look GREAT!

C. Beth said...

Well, thank you, ladies!!! Remember, that waistline is being artificially cinched in significantly. I love fashion of this era, though; it really celebrates the female figure. (Of course, getting out of all those tight dresses and undergarments and into my loose, cotton knit clothing was a RELIEF.)

Becky said...

I really love that black dress, too! You look great!

Sasha said...

You like you belong on the TV show Mad Men! Love the look!

Kristi said...

You look great! I really like the hair...for the 2000's even! :)