Most people cannot tell a Gucci from a Versace so pick out a nice dress at what ever store you have available.........remember the little black dress is always appropriate.
Dress down, not up and have your hair and nails done............and sweetie you will be just beautiful. Just be who you are, a kind and caring person.
I have been to many functions and I always order my Diet Cola and accept whatever brand they have. I just sip it as due to meds I do not order alcohol. Smile, if your smiling the whole world smiles with you. Just be who you are.................ask your husband not to abandon you and wander off with people he knows leaving you behind.
Try to set a time limit on how long you will stay at the function so you know you limitation.
Most of all have some fun trying to guess who has real diamonds and who is wearing glass.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 12/15/2007 9:27:45 AM (GMT-7)
machelle, in this situation I just try and remember that everyone is always sooo busy looking at and thinking about themselves and their own insecurities that they take no notice of you at all. Seriously!!!
Try and stay in the NOW and don't worry too much about what's going to happen (easier said than done I know!). If you do have a panic attack, just excuse yourself, and use one of the great techniques already posted here (everyone is so clever!).
I sincerely hope you have a great time, keep us posted!
I agree with the pant suit idea as a good idea and dress it up with a lovely scarf or simple jewelry.
IMHO I think you are experiencing anticipatory anxiety. Try not to dwell of the what ifs? I used to fold my are accross my chest when my hands would tremble. If your truly this uncomfortable, you may choose to skip the party.