Tag Archives: Prom or Costume?
Our anonymous submitter writes: “This is a picture of my dear cousin (in the pretty tie-dye-sparkly-ish dress) and her…awkward boyfriend. Now, most people might think, huh, white kid in a ghetto suit in BRIGHT BLUE! But on him it was extremely out of character. Unless you know that he aspires to be a televangelist. Honestly. And he plans to own many more suits like this. Honestly.”
Televangelist? Then I suspect this is only the first in an entire career full of photos where:
a) He’s getting into an expensive car
b) He’s with a sparkly, young, made-up teenager
c) He seems surprised that there’s a camera on him
d) His suit is so bright, it’s practically reflective
In fact, I’d say he’s well on his way.
Bejewell writes: “My boyfriend dumped me three weeks before prom, so I asked an older (22!!!) friend to go with me. I vividly remember shopping with him to find the perfect military-styled jacket. We found it at Merry-Go-Round at the mall.
My dress was borrowed from my mom and I thought it was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen. It was a cream-colored lace overlay with slip. I had the shoes dyed to match. Seriously.
Hairstyle brought to you by bendy hot rollers and Finesse.”
But WHY a military-styled jacket? I guess that jacket cut WAS popular at the time (think MC Hammer), but if you’re going to go for it, why not go allll the way and get a giant flat-top (Vanilla Ice) to go with it? Because THAT would have been awesome.
I totally understand why one would find this dress pretty — it is. But mostly in a Laura Ingalls Getting Married kind of way. Those are totally Nelly Olson curls.
Hmm. Or maybe I’m just thinking about Laura Ingalls because of the BUTTER CHURN in the living room next to the television. Just like how the pioneers watched tv!
I mostly love how not only were Bejewell’s shoes dyed to match the cream-colored dress, it sort of looks like the fake wood paneling was, too.
Let’s go top-down, shall we?
First, we have my favorite category of all: “Shared Hair.” They both have their hair at least 3″ above their scalps. And I daresay her hair goes all the way to her shoulders (and beyond) in the back. She may very well be wearing a formal, reverse mullet (party up front, business in back). Which is all kinds of excellent. What’s even more excellent, though, is that neither of them have a discernible part. I’ll bet they didn’t even PLAN it that way.
Otherwise, this guy is perfectly attired. Plain black tux, red bow tie and cummerbund (to match her overwhelmingly teal dress?). And he looks happy, although completely oblivious to the fact that there’s a girl on his arm.
And let’s face it: she’s hard to miss. That is some amazing plantation/princess dress. Oh, I get the appeal. The tiered bell sleeves, the AT LEAST FIVE-tiered skirt. I will admit to being slightly disappointed that she’s wearing tear-drop earrings instead of some gaudy teal hoop things, but what can you do?
Do you think her tiered dress inspired her tiered hair, or the other way around?
Lastly, I’d like to point out that I thought this photo was taken outside, perhaps in front of a barn. Until I realized no, that’s wood paneling. Of course.