There were fifty four responses to last week’s Return to Whisky Tango Foxtrot wherein I asked readers to give the situation for which wearing this outfit would be appropriate.
I’m a little disappointed that no one suggested it was a part of an art installation describing how a salmon would look dressed as Diana Ross and jumping through a pile of raw chitterlings (that’s chitlins, y’all) but I’m hoping it’s because none of you have had the misfortune of seeing a pile of comestible pig intestines. **shudder** you can’t unring that visual bell.
Most of you dutifully shied away from The Little Mermaid and Las Vegas references, a rule I added to make the game a bit more challenging, although SarahDances wins the Reading Comprehension Medal of Fail for her nonetheless amusing submission:
“You’re starring in an all-mermaid production of “Gone with the Wind” set in Las Vegas, where Tara is a casino, instead of a plantation.”
Don’t worry SarahDances, we still love you.
Reader Ravna wins the highly-coveted Ribbon of Sincerely Sincere Sincerity (awarded to anyone whose response is so heartfelt and sincere that it makes me feel like I should be strapping a single antler to the family dog and endeavoring to steal –among other things– a roast beast) with her two comments:
All these replies and NO ONE thought that this would be good for a Carnevale themed wedding or as a more demure Carnevale costume if you so happen to be in Rio de Janeiro when it goes down?
If I knew I was going to Rio I’d buy that one and salsa it on the streets!
On a completely personal plane I think it’s awfully tacky and would never use it for any other purpose.
I also would like to add that a gown as loud as that requires more bold makeup and a out of the world hairdo plus a steamroller personality so the gown doesn’t overtake you.
The poor girl in the picture is swallowed up because she looks far too plain for the dress.
Ravna, you’re a ray of sunshine in the bat-infested blackness of my soul. Don’t ever change!
Thea’s suggestion of a Drag Quinceañera warmed cockles I didn’t even know I had, and makes me wish they had such things in my part Mexico. Alas, it has been my experience that there is hyper-sequined polyester chiffon and there is satire, and never EVER the twain shall meet.
All the readers who noticed how closely the skirt resembled a fluffy mountain of unrolled latex prophylactics are to be commended and will be in charge of the Safety Dance table at the MftBG Prom should such an event occur, but it is Bushpiglet who wins this WTF-Off with her comment:
“She looks as if she escaped from my Nana’s bathroom and is on the run from the toilet roll she managed to ditch down a side street somewhere.”
with honorable mention going to Mel, who first came up with the toilet paper doll theme.
Congratulations all, and many thanks to the creative and the realistic (you can’t deny it would be perfectly appropriate for a traveler wedding). Join me again soon for new adventures in Whisky Tango Foxtrot!