Tuesday, March 29, 2011

31 Days of Selena Day 28

Day 28

So yesterday (Day 27) we talked about her skirts, now we're going to talk about dresses. Selena wasn't much of a dress kind girl, although I think she would've been had she lived longer. She tended to wear a lot of long ankle length dresses due to her leg complex. She just didn't know what she had, but she also wore dresses with such class and glam. I think the most famous dress of hers was the Grammy dress, which is just so beautiful. I always said she looked like Cinderella, the dress was form fitting at the top, hugged her curves and flowed beautifully. She never wore anything that was too tight, or skimpy looking. There are few who can wear an extremely short dress or a skimpy dress and make it look hip and cool without looking like a skank, of course I'm talking about my girl, J.Lo who does this so effortlessly, where, Jennifer is sexy-glam, Selena is sexy-classy. Selena's Grammy dress that she wore in 94 made another appearance in "No Me Queda Mas" video, GORGEOUS I might add, the detailing which I got the privilege to see up close and in person at her museum was amazing. The second and last appearance at the Grammys 1995 where she should've won a Grammy for her "Amor" album she looked ever so beautiful in. Not to mention I saw that dress at the museum as well, and it's beautiful. The bottom of it was tulle which was asymmetrical cut, that I think started at the bottom of the knee and ended at the ankles.

The dress she wore at the Tejano Music Awards 1994, was a store bought, I know because Shania Twain wore the same dress, but without the fullness Selena had. Both looked very beautiful, with beautiful updos, I might add. Although Selena's updo was the highest I'd ever seen on a human being, lol. The very heavily inspired Audrey Hepburn dress she wore when she was receiving one of her many awards in 1992 for her album "Entre Mi A Mundo" beautiful, that is all I will say. The LBD (little black dress) she wore to a fan club event in 1994 is one of my faves. It shows a lot of skin, but covered in all the right places, very daring but very classy and fun. This is how you work a sexy dress! Beautiful makeup, updo, and little jewelry. I have to add that whenever wearing anything short like Selena did here and in Acapulco 94, wearing black tights, stockings, or pantyhose, makes it look less revealing while still being revealing. Youtube Acapulco 94 to see what I'm talking about. It's a very short skort (shorts with a skirt flap, or skirt in the front shorts in the back, the 90s version of a mullet in clothing), but it didn't look THAT short because of her black tights. Another example is Princess Diana in the "Revenge" LBD, it was very revealing but the black hose made it look less revealing. The red dress worn at the TMA 91, is so cute! Very beautiful, very flamenco, very Spanish, and yet again the hair is beautiful. She always got it right when it came to the hair because when you wear dresses like that, you want them to speak for themselves, and not have long hair which wouldn't look right. TOO many times have I seen beautiful dresses covered by long hair, it just annoys me! Always have the hair swept to the side, up, or short, or in a bun, to show off the dress, and if it's a lot of detail, very little jewelry. The dress has something to say, the jewelry is a small sidekick. Like, small soda to a Big Mac, let the Big Mac do all the pleasure, you know?

The last dress is my favorite, the mirror dress. Selena could unhook to make it a top or hook it to make it longer, she said it was very heavy, but I wouldn't care, I WANT it! And of course she made a replica of it and sold it in her boutique. How smart.




  1. hi candace!
    i got interested when u said that shania wears the same dress....can i see a picture?