Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Word About Halloween Costumes....

Does it bother anyone else that the vast majority of Halloween costumes for women are - for lack of a better word - slutty? I went to peruse the costumes last night and found it nearly impossible to find one that wasn't cleavage-baring or super short. It is so irritating! Every conceivable costume is made "sexy" - sexy nurse, sexy pirate, sexy policewoman, sexy BEE?! Really?

Now, I would love, love, love to go as Betty Draper or Jackie Kennedy but feel those might be better with my own Don Draper or Jack Kennedy. So, now I am considering these three. As you can tell, I am leaning towards the 50's era but am also taking suggestions. I don't want to spend a lot of money and - for goodness sakes - nothing too revealing! What do you think? Any other suggestions?



16 comments:

sarah said...

I hate that every costume is "slutty." I don't want to look like that! But I love the Marilyn Monroe dress you have here-very classy and super cute!

Through Rose Colored Glasses said...

I love the Lucy one! that is a great idea!

Pink Julep said...

Definitely the LUCY one!!! I have always wanted to dress up as her for Halloween!!!

The costumes here on island are very limited and I swear, they only get the Rated X ones on purpose! I had issues finding one and I'm still not super pleased with the revealing nature of the one I got.

miss mal said...

I did this a few years ago when I still lived in DC -- I wore an old prom/sorority formal gown, bought long gloves and a tiara, and made a sash that said Miss Demeanor. You can do Miss Behave, etc, and you're a beauty queen. I have never been one for the slutty or revealing costumes either, but you'll still look fabulous

Lulu in D.C. said...

I love the Lucy one!

Stephanie said...

I went to look the other day and also thought they all were too slutty. I ended up with a flapper costume! So cute and the normal length of dresses I wear. It even came with gloves and feather headpiece. I like the Lucy one also!

MCW said...

I was Marylin last year...but, with white dress!
I went this year and saw a costume that was a slutty tequila shot girl!
I like the Lucy one...

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

LUCY!
PS, I hate slutty-halloween too. Where did you find these?

Katiesperk said...

You are not the only one that has an issue with these risque costumes! I can never find anything appropriate I like all of your options! I haven't seen a Lucy here before!!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

I completely agree! So frustrating! I love the Lucy costume!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I can't stand that either - it's so weird! You found some great ones, though. I love the Marilyn, but I'm definitely a sucker for an evening dress!

Kim said...

i agree - everything in halloween story is "slutty" and it's just not cute at all. I love that Lucy one, that's my vote!!

Katiellirb said...

I like the witch one! Finally, not a slutty witch!

Red Lipstick Style said...

I agree, I am really amazed at all the slutty costumes I see on such pretty women. I haven't dressed up in years for this reason. I love the idea of a 50s costume, such a classy era. Marilyn is precious and not slutty at all.

flip flops on lex said...

Hi, New reader here. I am with you. My fave costume idea right now is a flapper. Cute and can be sexy without being slutty...

Blair said...

LUCY!!!!!!!!!