Keira Knightley, congrats, missus. You have done what we all intended to do, but didn’t have the bottle. You’re getting your money’s worth out of your wedding dress.
She stepped out in the tulle gown she last wore for her wedding in May at a gala do in London with hubby James Righton. To ensure she remained Ms Knightley not Ms Nightie, she had cleverly rocked her frock by getting some nimble-fingered seamstress to add sheer sleeves and a glam new neckline.
When we resignedly fork out for that exorbitantly-priced dream dress, don’t we all make an extra marital vow we will definitely wear it again as an evening dress to some swanky do, or plan to cut it shorter, or dye it black - even though, deep down, we know we never will?
Why did Keira do it? She doesn’t need to save the dosh. It’s surely because that dress represents the best of memories. And she has what we don’t have; the guts to ignore some jealous and equally under-confident woman secretly longing to channel bridal again shrieking: ‘Oh, you’re wearing your WEDDING dress’ in a big, loud voice.
For norms likes us, the most expensive dress we will ever own is destined to represent our one moment in the spotlight -and hang in a dust-bag at the back of a cupboard ever more (we’re not brave enough to sell it on eBay, either).