Ashlee posted some pictures of her old prom and homecoming dresses on her blog a few days ago and challenged us to do the same. I thought it would be fun to share some of my dresses...instead, I think embarrassing is more appropriate.
Apparently I was really into velvet dresses with matching velvet shoes. Wow.
I can't believe my dress was so short.
I loved that burgundy dress above. And Ashlee, I too had a white prom dress.
This actually has a story behind it. While I was on the "day date" portion of the whole prom experience, my step mom (whom I was living with at the time) decided to be nice and iron my dress for me so it would be all ready when I got home. However, my dress was velvet (surprising, I know) and I guess she left the iron on a little too long and actually burned a whole right through the dress.
She didn't know what to do so she went to the mall and bought a bunch of dresses. When I came home from my date, they were all hanging in the kitchen. The only problem...the size on the tag of my ruined dress was actually not my real size - it was sized incorrectly. Since my step mom went off of that size, all of the dresses she bought were too big. I only had a couple of hours until my date would be back to pick me up for our dinner reservation, and I still had to shower and do my hair. I ended up going with my dad and step mom to the mall, frantically searching for a dress. I couldn't find anything modest except for this white one. While it wasn't my favorite dress ever, I didn't have much of a choice. So now you know the story of my white prom dress. (And to fill you in on the ending - my date came just as I got out of the shower so my hair was still wet...I had to pull it back and get ready super fast and we were still late to dinner. It was still a fun night though.)
Then there's this dress I wore to Homecoming. I really don't know what I was thinking, but I remember getting this at a fancy boutique in Minnesota and thought it was beautiful. It bothered me at the dance that it was so low, and it still does when I look at the pictures (apparently it didn't when I tried it on at the boutique?)
Then there was this one.
Did anyone else have a group this big? It's crazy how many people are in this picture. We all went to the day activity and dance together. You can't see my dress, but it was dark green velvet and long (velvet again - seriously?)
And here are a couple more from my Ricks College days.
Wow, that was a trip down memory lane. Now that I think about it, I really don't know what happened to my old formal dresses. Maybe they're still at my mom's house? I have no idea. It's probably for the best.
ETA: One more I forgot about. I actually borrowed this one from my roomate and I'd have to say it was my favorite of all of them.
And here is one from before the dance. Another roomate, April, is doing my hair.