A quick disclaimer: this is not for the faint of heart.
While browsing through Facebook, I found out that my sister had her prom last week–something my parents obviously failed to tell me. As I went through her photos, I realized dourly that she didn’t have the dress I wanted for her, made. Instead, she opted for some glittery frou frou number I would most likely have worn too at that age (given the budget constraints) but would most likely regret and be unimpressed with by the time I hit twenty-one.
Which is how I (still) feel whenever I enter my room and see a framed photo of myself during my senior prom. If only because I wore this tube dress monstrosity with a gigantic chiffon cabbage rose situated on my hip, in the pinkest color imaginable to mankind. Yes, human barbie was my designer’s peg.
Thankfully, 2005 was not the era of social-networking so I don’t have photos immortalized on the inter-webs.
But don’t let my mumbling fool you. Attending your prom is mandatory, it’s a rite of passage you must endure and experience, if only because underneath all the pretenses, you’re going to have fun anyway.
Likewise, in all sincerity (or utter fondness you bestow upon your own kin), I’d like to think my sister looked adorable and radiant.
Getting acquainted with the fact that it’s been six years since my last prom made me want to let out a blood-curling scream.
However, there’s no turning back the clock but just because you can’t travel and be young again doesn’t mean you can’t re-live one of life’s fondest memories.
Here’s how I would celebrate my adult prom–wearing a slinky dress that’s incredibly sexy but still maintains a charitable amount of elegance and classiness.
I call this my “Serena Van Der Woodsen” dress specifically because it is something I envision Blake Lively wearing; something only she would be able to pull off effortlessly, with her amazing boobs and legs up to her neck.
I saw this dress being modeled on the runway of the Multiply Shopping Party last October. The moment I saw it, I realized I just had to have it. So I logged on to Multiply and bought this dress from the Be Like a Star shop. At less than a thousand bucks, it’s the most cost-efficient thing I own.
Likewise, this dress holds a lot of pleasant memories for me. I debuted this two days before Halloween, on a night out with friends at a club. It bore witness to several unexpected (but welcome) moments and realizations–of priorities, of people, and a certain someone in paticular. 🙂
I never would’ve pegged myself a sentimental fool but this dress does wonders to one’s being.
This pair of floral shoes are a must-have. It’s perfect for prom or special occasions, but likewise, it’s something you can transition to casual and funky in minutes. Check it out at various So Fab branches.
Here are a few more photos: