the devil’s in the blue dress
So I’m about three-quarters through my current work-in-progress for Harlequin Desire, tentatively titled A Baby in the Billionaire’s Boardroom. I’m pretty sure that will change, but it sure does a good job of summing up the crux of the story, doesn’t it? :winkwink
But I had to stop in the middle of a scene the other day because I just couldn’t picture my heroine’s evening gown well enough to describe it. And where does a savvy author such as myself turn when she needs to do a bit of research? Why, the internet, of course! :peekaboo
For the record, there are way too many pretty-pretty dresses out there. But here are some that caught my eye:
Finally, though, I settled on this one:
Partly because it’s gorgeous & sexy, & partly because I need to leave lots of room to showcase the jewelry my heroine will be wearing at her neck, ears, hand, & wrist. :cuffs
So what do you think? Did I make the right choice, or do you like one of the other dresses better?
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Debra G says:
I think it is perfect. I love it. There were two others I like but that one I liked the best. Great choice
On February 9, 2012 at 5:51 am
Which two were your other faves? I really would like to know…I mean, I may end up putting my next heroine in a gorgeous blue dress, too. :winkwink
On February 9, 2012 at 11:12 am
Kathleen O says:
Good choice, but I love dress number 3, as it is one of my fav colours.. I could never where that form fitting a dress, but the colour would look great on me…
On February 9, 2012 at 10:44 am
Oh, yeah, I like that one, too. The color & all that bead work down the front. I’m telling you, it was *hard* to decide. :Huh
On February 9, 2012 at 11:13 am
If the heroine is going to be wearing lots of jewelry then it is the perfect choice. The others are too blingy to wear much jewelry with them.
On February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am
The second dress…the simplicity draws attention to the wearer. The color is magnificent.
On February 9, 2012 at 11:24 am
I actually really like that one, too, but think the straps w/ the necklace my heroine is wearing would end up looking to crowded. It is *so* hard to choose, tho! :oops
On February 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm
LeeAnn Pratt says:
I think it is a great choice too. My other favs are 2nd and 6th one…don’t care for the 5th one…seems too bulky? :winkwink
On February 9, 2012 at 11:30 am
I like number 4… I love how the sides are all bunched together and it’s just utterly sexy.. now I wish I had another prom to go to.. lol.
On February 9, 2012 at 11:37 am
My absolute favorite is the first one, followed by the 6th one. The 6th one is very similar in style to the one that you picked but I like the other material better.
On February 9, 2012 at 11:50 am
The last 2 are *very* similar. I think as I’m describing it in the story, it could actually be either I’m talking about. LOL
On February 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Oh, I love Dress # 2, 6 & 7 … if you have a blue eyed heroine her eyes will pop! … #6 if your heroine is perky and innocent …. #2 & #7 if your heroine has a sexy streak
Those are the more elegant, I think .. or maybe it’s because the models have long hair and that just looks stunning over bare shoulders
On February 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Guess what? My heroine’s eyes *are* blue! In fact, as I’m describing what she’s wearing, I mention how well the dress matches her eyes. :peekaboo
On February 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Tamara Hoffa says:
I think you chose perfectly! I like some of the others, dress 1 for instance, for a young girls prom, but doesn’t have the senual appeal. I think one shoulder gowns are Fabulous!
On February 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Mary Kirkland says:
I love the one you choose and I also liked the one right above that one. Either one would be great if showcasing a lot of pretty jewelry.
On February 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Hayda Hakim says:
i like the last 1 is all about show casing long legs and small waist …in my opinionhttp://heidibetts.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/happy-valentine-191.GIF
On February 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm
This is so much fun! I’m so glad you’re all having so much fun with this. (Wait till next week when I ask you to help me pick celebrity inspirations for my hero & heroine. :blowkiss )
My fave, I think, is actually #5. Mostly because I like the uniqueness of the bodice. But there’s no room to showcase my heroine’s jewelry.
And perhaps I should mention that this book is all about the jewelry. Hero owns a jewelry design company & heroine used to sketch designs of her own. The benefit they’re attending is to showcase some of the hero’s company’s latest pieces, & the heroine is wearing the best & brightest. :jumping
On February 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm
Laura J. says:
1. Too Promish.
3 & 4 NO
5. Like (but the model doesn’t do it justice. I can see her hip bone sticking out! ugh!)
6. Like (and yet it does look similar to #7, but also more Promish)
7. Beautiful! I want one!! And like I said about #6 this is the more grown up version.
I LOVE the blue color for the choice though.
I can’t wait to see who you come up with the Hero. I already have my choice in mind. :cuffs :muahaha
On February 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Love the last two!
On February 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm
Gorgeous dresses!! My favorite color too! Great choice! :jumping
On February 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Since the heroine’s eyes are blue, I thought a nice sapphire blue gown would be perfect. Also have to admit, I’m hoping I can get them to put her in this dress on the cover. And the hero in a tux. *yum* So I’ve got lotsa pics to prompt them w/, right? :winkwink
On February 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm
Laura J. says:
Bradley and I would be honored to pose on the cover for you! He looks great in (and out of) a tux and I’ve got blue eyes and would look fantastic in this dress. :blowkiss
On February 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm
You never know…he may actually be one of the runners-up for my hero. :winkwink
On February 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm
Ooh, that is one gorgeous collection of blue gowns, Heidi! My favorite is probably #2–I like the simplicity along with the little straps 🙂
On February 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Colleen C. says:
I like your choice and the 2nd dress also…
On February 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Cindy Rushford says:
:blowkiss :VDay Well Heidi there were three of them I would have had a hard time choosing from , I think you hit the jack-pot. 🙂 :jumping
On February 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm
I LOVE the first one, and the last 2! I think you picked the perfect one if she’s going to be wearing lots of jewelry! Gorgeous dresses!
On February 16, 2012 at 10:40 am