Who knew that one would need specific clothing for dancing? I don't mean jazz or ballet type dancing. Not that kind. But the kind where you stand around the parquet floor and wait for someone to ask for the pleasure of your company, then you move around said floor to the beat while singing along to the song! (I only do this with certain partners!)
All of that is besides the point, however.
When I started going out to Wild West fairly regularly, I never knew I would need certain shoes. I learned that lesson pretty fast. They need a slick sole, which is practically impossible to find. Sandals don't work and anything without a back is a no go. I have two pair that work and one are my cowboy boots...which really only work with certain outfits. The pair that does work is light pink...which means I have a very limited color scheme to work with when choosing every other part of the outfit!
When I started taking swing lessons, the friend I was taking them with would comment on my blouse. Apparently the satiny kind of fabric is difficult for him when I wear it, because he can't catch me after a spin. Other shirts had ties in the back and those weren't ideal either. So I began paying closer attention to my tops. I still went dancing pretty regularly at this point and didn't want to wear the same outfit each time I went!
Though I still love it, I don't dance as regularly now. However, I did go last night. I had a lot of fun chatting with new friends and people I had known awhile.
And I learned something new about the dancing wardrobe. Wearing a strapless top can prove to be...interesting.