Monday, December 04, 2006

Here, There, Underwear!

While searching through my closet for winter sweaters tonight, I unearthed a basket that had escaped investigation since before Q was born. I found white stockings to go under Victorian dresses, with the feet stained pink from the dye of my satin ballet slippers. There were two corsets complete with their spiral steel bones and a whole variety of long-line strapless bras with silhouettes corresponding to ball gowns in the costume collection.

I also found my dance pants, the underwear that you put over your real underwear, to keep yourself and your audience from being embarrassed when you're upside down during an aerial or when you spin and your dress flies up. Red ones to match red dresses, black ones for black dresses, black and white stripes for jaunty outfits, embroidered numbers with a tiny pocket for your house key, in case you're out social dancing and don't want to carry a purse.

I'm trying to fathom a time in my life so different that I had time to think in great detail about the decorative underwear I was going to flash under my swing dresses.

Okay, maybe not totally different. This is our cast picture from last month's gig.

7 comments:

Mamacita Tina said...

Wow, what do you do with all your dance costumes? Your closet must be overflowing. So fun to look and think back I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

It will be fun for your kid(s) to go through your closet someday! I'd have loved to have gotten ahold of costumes like that when I was a child.

mayberry said...

So... orange undies to match the orange wig?

YF said...

like the hair... still and a lot. I think you should consider a more permanent change... :-)und

Occidental Girl said...

It's so great to learn these things about bloggers. I had no idea!

I have a pair of decorative undies with a tiger's pawprint on the butt from my high school rally days. Yes, I know...

Lady M said...

I kinda like the blue, but I think I'd go with purple.

My costume closet is in deep trouble - needs clearing out now!

Anonymous said...

Anybody else just get bored and type here there underwear? No?