Thursday, June 30, 2011

Two girls, one dress

This week's nightlife column is about one of the fashion world's scariest scenes: two women show up to the same party wearing the same dress.

In the grand scheme of things, the emotional stress of matching gowns is purely a temporary discomfort.

But for a culture that often views wardrobe choice as an extension of individuality, an unwanted identical twin can seriously break someone’s nightlife stride.

For some reason, it seems like the crisis is more prevalent during the months of sandals and sundresses.

Unless you have a personal seamstress employed in your basement, you can fall victim to the disaster.

If that happens, what do you do?

For starters, avoid the urge to tarnish your twin’s getup with spilled cranberry juice. We’re not in the market for “The Real Housewives of Columbus.” Yet.

Any other suggestions?