You'll look tastier than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day. January 17, 2012 11:28

Ahhh . . . Valentine's Day is less than a month away. And you already have a dinner date with that dreamy veterinarian you met in October. You've pawed through your walk-in closet. Nothing seems right. Nothing sends a frisson up your spine.

You'll make something. Something glamorous. Something ever so special. Perhaps McCall 4476. It's from 1955. The dress has a luscious neckline, with a ladylike yet sexy dip in the back. And there's a coat as well, one that flares delightfully in the rear. Yes, definitely. That's the one. You'll use a fuschia doupioni. Line the coat in a floral charmeuse. Perhaps underline it for more body. And definitely horsehair braid in the hemline. You want it to really stand out. Structure. Shape. Bliss. Absolutely. And the dress  . . . it will flare delightfully on the dance floor. It will. Oh, and won't this ensemble look smashing with those floral flats you saw on sale? Yes indeed.

And, yes, this dress is available at The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. We also ship abroad — happily — but there is a fee, although we charge less than the postal service charges us.

The details: McCall's 4476 Dress and Coat Ensemble Bust 36 Still in factory folds Copyright 1955 $65.

Rush on over to The Blue Gardenia. Fulfill your shopping urges. Now. This minute. Don't say no.