Assignment: What did you wear to prom? How did you get your outfit, and what happened to it?
Submission: Okay, I had this touching post all planned out in my head about shopping with my mama and my aunt for the dress and about how a gaggle of us girls got ready in our little jack and jill bathroom and about how my daughters and niece play dress up in my dress to this day.
But then I found this picture in Grandma Alma’s guest room and y’all, we’re just gonna have to stop and discuss.
First of all: IT WAS 1987! You must keep this foremost in your mind at all times.
Okay, let’s move on to my hair. I am not ashamed to admit that on nearly every day of my Junior and Senior years I wore my hair either scrunched up into a banana clip or pulled back into a French braid. I am a little ashamed to admit that I wasn’t more imaginative with my prom hair. I actually paid a hairdresser to French braid my hair. Gah!
Now let’s all take a moment to gaze upon my amazing svelteness. Ahhhh. I was this skinny for about 18 months of my life and I did it all on a diet of Doritos, Twix bars and Dr Peppers. I think it’s one of God’s little curses for the apple in the Garden that we don’t keep our 16-17-18 year old metabolisms. Thanks Eve!
Yeah, I got those ding dang braces off TWO WEEKS after graduation. Loved that orthodontist.
Annnnd the peach. Pink Peach is my signature color. You can imagine how many opportunities I had to wear those shoes again. Come to think of it, I probably did wear those shoes again. I think I was a bridesmaid in a peach-colored wedding some years later. Natch.
Finally, I think I just recognized the lace on this dress as the same pattern (different color thank God) used on the bodice of my wedding dress. I am SUCH a maven of fashion!
So what about your prom dress? Where’d you get it? How’d you wear it and where is it now? Pictures please!