Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ao Dai

I don't really know where I'll wear this (the boss' Christmas party, perhaps?), but below is my ao dai. I chose purple because it's the traditional color of Hue. Some ao dais are embroidered or cut a bit differently around the neck, but I asked for the traditional design. This is custom-made to all sorts of my measurements. Both the top and the pants are silk. The cost? A mere $27.00, from the silk shop around the corner.

8 comments:

pansylovr said...

I love the color and the style, but how about a smile or, at least, a grin?
$27.00?? Think I'd get another,in another color. It looks comfortable and yet dressy.
Anna

Debi said...

Okay, I usually go and catch up on your posts chronologically, but when I saw these photos, I just had to stop. It's absolutely gorgeous and looks fabulous on you!!! I'm with pansylovr...I'd be tempted to get one in another color, too! Of course, there is that slight problem of where exactly to actually wear it.

Nancy said...

I'm with Anna and Debi, I would have to have another one at that price. It looks great on you. I love silk "anything". I see the mid-eastern/asian women in this area wearing them everywhere.
N-i-N

Karen said...

Jean, You look great! It's the color I would have picked. Very classy!

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

stockpile them, lady!

Running Amok With An Ax said...

Ooh, it's beautiful! you look gorgeous. I'd wear it whenever I liked (but then I wear salwar kameez, too). Love the colour. Bet the silk is lovely to wear.

Nann said...

Co-sign with everyone else--a lovely color! You can come up with reasons to wear it -- or wear them, since you really ought to have another one.

Does the silk shop around the corner sell fabric by the yard/metre?

VA said...

Where to wear one? Anywhere, including home. They are so comfortable!
Lookin' good, Jean!