nd the Royal guards aIf you are Norwegian, you are probably almost all set for the big day. You have your breakfast gathering sorted, friends list on point, menu and drinks good to go. But what about your outfit? I haven’t gotten to the point where I can say I am ready, but I do have a list of dresses that would look great on curvy ladies looking for an alternative outfit for the day where almost everyone wears blue, white, red – or the wonderful bunad (always the best choice).
The 17th of my is the Norwegian Constitution Day. It is the day when Norway became officially independent. By that time – May 17 in the year 1814 – Norway was controlled by Denmark and completely devastated by Napoleon’s invasion and about to be ceased to Sweden. So yes, it was a good timing to declare independence. There is much more to the story, of course, but this gives an idea of how important the day is.
Norwegian are very proud of their history and the 17th of may is one of the most beautiful days here in Norway. The children’s and the Royal Guards parades are a must see. It’s party everywhere, people dressed in bunad or party dresses. A looooooot of alcohol, music and great food.
Here is a cool lookbook of amazing alternative dresses for you to get ready for the show:
Let me know which one is your favourite. Let’s keep in touch!