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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Prom Story and Dresses Past and Present


           I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning and making more of a mess than what I started with! Anyhoo...I came across my prom photo and I cringed. The dress I wore was not the dress I had picked originally. The first dress was a beautiful lavender chiffon dress with a pretty lavender flower around a ribboned belt (Well that's what was "in" then). I felt that it was the perfect most gorgeous gown in the world...until I found out another girl was wearing the exact same dress! I couldn't stand the thought. I had to try to return it and buy another (against my Mother's advice). The store clerk told me that I could not get a refund..only exchange. It was right before prom and there were slim pickin's at best.

I settled for a ill-fitting dusty pink dress. All night long I looked over at the girl who had on my dress and realized that I had been so stupid. She looked beautiful and because of my stupid pride (or whatever you want to call it) I missed out on feeling that way too. I looked again at the posed photo with my handsome date and got the idea for today's post...since it's almost that time of year (Prom season) I looked up some pictures of prom dresses thru-out the years and here they are...
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1930's prom~Pretty details on the dress (not so crazy about the shoulders though) and look at that smile!

 
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1950's~These dresses were frilly and delicate and even though they were strapless notice there is no "boobage"


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Even the sixties which was known for minis and hippie wear~ prom fashion was still covered and formal


Fast forward to what some designers are suggesting that prom girls wear in 2011.....


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What The.......?

In five years my daughter will hopefully be attending her prom. What will designers be offering then? Two sequined band-aids and a thong? She might be going vintage I think 'cause she's not wearing strippers duds. Hopefully there will be something offered somewhere between.....


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Is that a butt cheek I see?

Dear Lord I'm going to need therapy!!!!! 

11 comments:

  1. Oh my! Those are skimpy:(

    I don't think my dds will have to worry about this, hopefully for a looong time.

    Mine was like the hoop skirt number;)

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  2. WOW! My future daughter is so NOT going to the prom!

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  3. wow prom dresses sure have changed thank goodness i have a son because no daughter of mine is going out with her butt hanging out. then again my son does run around in his underwear all day

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  4. That 2011 is not what I would call a prom dress, but I won't say the name I have for it!!! Talk about encouraging sex after the prom!!! They also rent limos now, too!! Did they at your prom? The history of these dresses is quite something! Fun to look at.

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  5. @Ma~ time goes so fast. for me it'll be here before I know it! :o(

    @Lena~ Well, at least you won't have to worry about that yet. first, you will get to buy all those cute little baby girl outfits that I miss sooooo much!

    @Becca~ LOL! Thank God formal wear hasn't changed that much for guys. Theres nothing handsomer then a man in a tux!

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  6. @Ginny~ I know! I have seen some doozies! A whole group of us rented a limo, but the limo company must have sent the worst one because it seemed to have no shocks and by the time we got to the banquet hall we were all nauseous from all the bouncing around it did on the road!

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  7. I hate when we do things on impulse then it slaps us in the face later!

    OH no she didn't, there is a butt check showing. My dad would have been livid if I even tried to bring that dress into the house. YIKES

    I went to a wedding shop and bought a lovely gown ... lol well it was the 90's for like $200 which was nuts but for sure no one else would have it

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  8. So, where is your prom pic? I want to see it.

    My husband was a high school principal for 12 years so I went to a lot of proms. I saw just about everything imaginable. Some of the dresses were so beautiful they still stick out in my mind. One dress was my all time favorite. I still tell the girl that she had the best dress ever whenever I see her. I wish I would have taken a picture.

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  9. @ Retired English Teacher~ I did think about posting it but...ugh...do I havta? Ok maybe tomorrow.

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  10. @Alexis~ I wish I had gone to a bridal shop for my gown. I think I got mine at pennys or macy's. I look at the pictures and I feel soooooo DUMB!!

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  11. LOL! I love this post! I agree with you and will honestly not let my daughter out of the house with those skimpy dresses on. We still have a good bit of years before her prom...but if the stripper duds are all that is offered, I will sew her dress. :) Have a good day!

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