So the black pants that look like a chiffony skirt didn't fit. They might have fit a couple of decades and more than a couple of pounds ago.
But magically I found a skirt that I hadn't worn in several years in my closet. Even more magically it fit!
It's Navy blue. I know, it sounds weird. I wish it were black. But it's probably going to be a crowded reception, and hopefully no one will notice.
After I tried the skirt on, I called my friend/newly-hired fashion consultant and asked her what she thought about wearing Navy. Terry hesitated but then said the sparkly tops will draw the eye away from the solid Navy bottom. She is so supportive. And I will be so dazzling.
To top it off, she offered to drop off three evening bags for my consideration this afternoon after work (the school at which she teaches is around the corner from our house...I had to say "at which she teaches" because Terry is an English teacher).
Details to follow.