Ellen writes: “We went to different schools, and our proms were on the same weekend. Mine (marina background) was on Friday night, then his (white background w/ flowers) was Saturday. Same outfits, but I did my hair and makeup different. I was so thrilled that the flowers at his prom matched mine!
I’m still totally in love with that dress. Both my sisters and a couple of other girls borrowed it for their proms over the years. It’s still in my closet. Maybe my daughter will love it too?
BTW, the guy was such a total jerk that I covered his face in these pictures.”
Ellen. I was with you. I see your pink satin, lace-tiered dress and remember 1990 and tooooooootally get it. I see your spray-perm bangs and I see how the texture of your hair is actually echoed in the lace tiers and I get that, too*. I am with you when you say you’ve done your hair and makeup differently from one night to the next, where one night it’s “down” and the next it’s “somewhat down.” Your date’s light pink bow tie and cummerbund with SATIN lapels? Icing on this textural cake. Your gloves are a perfect accent.
I am also very, very much with you when you’ve replaced your (one) date with (two) different gentlemen of equal hotness. Well done, Ellen.
But I am concerned. While I totally agree that this dress was perfect for a bygone era, I can’t really get my head around the trajectory that fashion would have to take in order for your daughter to also wear this dress to her prom. Oh, I suppose it’s possible. But this might have to skip a generation before becoming relevant again. Is my thought.
By the way: Do you think your prom committee thought that by sitting you in front of a painted marina mural we might actually think you were on a dock? (With a wall and wicker chair?) I’m kind of thinking yes.
*This picture goes into the “shared hair” category, not because Ellen and her date share similar hairstyles, but because her hair is kind of like the lace in her dress.