Melissa here is just cute as a button. She and her date have the same amount of hair floof going on — too much floof for these days, but rather controlled given that it was 1987 and bangs were known to escalate into the second layer of the atmosphere for “special occasions” such as these.
But that dress? That is some shine. That is the kind of shine that gets your ass kicked off of Project Runway for even thinking about using. That is the kind of shine that if you’re not careful, will be mistaken for one of the iridescent balloons adorning this prom backdrop.
Even better, though? I measured. And the Bow of Shine is bigger than Melissa’s head INCLUDING her floofy hair. That gets extra points.
…Rotary phone with the twirly cord PRE-PROM, FTW!!!
“Why, yes, Mr. Floofy Hair, I AM ready, and I will outshine those balloons with the power of a thousand bows!…Uh-huh…uh-huh…wait, what do you mean ‘What color is my dress’? I TOLD you it’s pink-purple-blue-silver. Why would– no, I don’t understand. How exactly is a red cummerbund and bow tie ‘the same thing’? Uh-huh…no, absolutely not! I don’t–[sigh]. Just be here in 20 minutes.”