Thursday, November 17, 2011

Writer's Workshop: My Prom Dress

...was peach.

Yup, peach...

I HAD to be different.

I didn't want to wear BLACK to the Junior Prom,

so I wore peach...

*SIGH*

My date, a friend of mine, was only an inch taller than me,

so I had to wear flats.

Yes, flats.

The thing about going to high school at the same school your parents did is that they often know the parents of your classmates, like my parents and my date's parents did.

Your mothers will get on the phone and try to marry you off.

Then his mother will make him wear peach too~Thank goodness it was just the cummerbund, oh and the bow tie. That is a nice touch!

Junior Prom circa 1993

Do you like the rosette right at the center of my chest?  That is a nice touch too.

Needless to say I got smart for Senior Prom, took a guy who was over 6 feet~my ex, actually~ and wore a timeless slim black floor-length sheath...

...with white straps and a bow on the back...

*SIGH*

At least they both still fit, right??? Actually, I think they might be too big...




Mama’s Losin’ It

13 comments:

vinobaby said...

I feel your pain about the height thing--my Hubby is only 1 1/2 inches taller than me. Heels are a rarity.

Is peach still even considered a color for dresses? I know it was popular back then--along with teal and fushia. What were we thinking?

Nice that you can also still fit into your dresses--good for you!

Cheers.

flylikeabirdtestblog said...

I wore lilac to my senior prom...for my skin tone and brassy red hair (chlorine and red hair dye are an awful combo) this was a terrible decision! terrible!

That's awesome you can fit in your dresses!! Mine would run screaming if I came near them!

Diane said...

I went to three proms (all with the same guy). The first two times I wore the big, southern belle style dresses. One was pink and white stripes and the other was mint green! (gag). For senior prom I toned it down a bit and went with a purple, strapless tea length with sequins on top and tulle ruffles on the bottom. And of course the hair was always BIG! :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Ok, the peach doesn't bother me as much as the fact that it was 19-freakin-93!! That's the year I had my son. Man, do I feel old right now. Thanks a lot, you young punk. ;-)

BTW, I also went to my senior prom with my ex-husband.

Karen@WaistingTime said...

My husband is a foot taller than me! I never went to my prom. Back in my day the dresses... well, all I can say is that they are very different now!

Slamdunk said...

I am ok with peach. I am sure you pulled it off with much head-turning.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

oh babe..I'm not even going to pretend it looked good...
ha!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Pretty in peach. ;) I wore cream. My two BFFs wore coral/peach=similar colors. They dated brothers, older men, and I went, dateless, with the four of them in a limo. Love that, no?

Rachael said...

I never went to prom. Upside: no crazy dress pictures. Oh well. Senior year my best friend and I saved our money and went on a trip to California to like 7 theme parks in a week. It was awesome.

Dana @ ReallyWWWThinking? said...

I wore a short, tight number that I can believe my mom let me wear now that I look back on it. I was 15 and looked like I was "working," if you get my drift.

The matching bowtie & cummerbund is pretty awesome.

Amy said...

My mom made me a peach homecoming dress. It was gorgeous. I think I still have it soemwhere. Just because she went to so much work to make it for me.

My son goes to the same high school I did. It's a little weird but nice.

Arnebya said...

You would be so jealous of my prom dress. So, so jealous. Peach indeed. Mine was orange! (Cue envy and jealousy that I KNOW you now have).

Charlotte said...

Mine was a cream, floor-length ballgown (???) so I think yours is actually a bit nicer. It's the peach cumberbund that's killing me, LOL!!!

I'm dating someone who's a good foot taller than I am. It is a nice feeling for sure.