i have gained some weight
because of a medication i am on over the last couple of months and now my long formal dresses do not fit. i have a great pair of silky black gouchos that look like palazo pants with a elastic waistband and 2 different sparkly tops i am going to wear for formal nights. i got the pants and tops on sale at younkers for about $15 each on sale. i have a pair of black nice looking dressy pants i could wear with the tops aslo if i wanted. my black strappy shoes will set off the whole peice. i wont be dressed to the hilt '' but i will be comfortable '' and still look nice. i bet you have something in your closet that will work and you dont realize it.
. i agree, dont worry about what others might think, just be presentable and comfy and have a great time.