Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Quarantine Fun: Letting Teens Try On Prom Dresses

Since we're stuck at home, Natalie has gotten bored when she finally puts down her phone. So she asked to go through my closet, and made a lot of disparaging noises. "You wear this?" or "What on earth?" But then, "ooooo. This is pretty."

She found my prom dress. From high school.

She asked if she could try it on. I said she could.


It fits!

"I need bigger boobs though," Natalie said.

"But not so much bigger. I'm only like 34 A," I answered.

"I'm not even THAT," Natalie sighed.

"Maybe one day."





The dress has held up well. I had ordered it online while in high school. We lived in Belgium at the time because my mom was in the Air Force so there weren't a lot of shopping options. I was worried the dress wouldn't fit, but it did!

Now my daughter is wearing the dress. She says she "might" wear it to her prom. But the kid loves to shop, so I doubt it.

Still, at least she was able to try the dress on.





And guess what dear reader? I married my prom date.





35 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this is an ADORABLE idea! I honestly don't think I have my prom dress anymore - I know it was at my parents' house but they've moved a few times and probably got rid of it. So sad!

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  2. We did this several years ago with my niece. She tried on all my prom dresses from the 1989, 1990, 1991 and my sisters from 1981 and 1982. We had a great time and took lots of pictures.

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  3. wow. that was a fun thing to do during this period. I also love trying out some dresses I havent worn yet. <3 For sure, your kid really enjoyed what you did.

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  4. an amazing idea to have fun during such panic....

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  5. LOL I'd never fit in my old prom dress, and neither could my daughter. This would be fun if we could, though.

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  6. Aww this is so cool! Pretty sure I got rid of mine, and my wedding dress is in storage in a special box. Plus, my kids are little. But what a fun idea.

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  7. What a sweet thing to do together. I wish I could fit into my mom's old prom dresses haha. It is a great time to go down memory lane!

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  8. I think I donated mine. Otherwise it's at my Mom's house so I will likely never see it again. My girls would love to try it on though, I'm sure!

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  9. The quarantine can be quite boring for teens. Seems your daughter had some fun with your beautiful prom dress. :)

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  10. I love that she had some fun with your prom dress. Maybe she will wear it to prom or redesign it like in the movie pretty in pink

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  11. That is an awesome idea, I can't imagine how much fun you two had while she was posing wearing your prom dress.

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  12. This is the sweetest! It'd be a nice touch if your daughter did wear it to her prom.

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  13. This is such a cute dress. She looks amazing!!

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  14. How fun that you kept your prom dress! And what a fun idea. I actually didn't go to prom, but I wish I had! My daughter loves dressing up for school dances and I am sure prom will be very special.

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  15. So much fun! I used to let my girls try on my wedding dress. But now that I only have boys left, I'll just enjoy your pics and not bother, lol.

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  16. What a cute idea! That dress is so gorgeous.

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  17. Oh my gosh, that is so cool and looks like so much fun. I'm amazed that you still had your prom dress. IT's so neat that your daughter has an opportunity to play dress up in your old dress.

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  18. This is such a cool idea. I wish I still had my prom dress.

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  19. Love the idea of trying on your old dress. Pretty impressed you kept it so long. Beautiful dress by the way!

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  20. That is a cute idea! And, she definitely rocks the prom dress idea.

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  21. Yes! My daughters will love this idea. I have some old dresses we can have some fun with!

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  22. This is precious! I love that you married your prom date too.

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  23. That's a fun idea! And that dress has aged pretty well, style-wise.

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  24. Such a sweet thing. She looks amazing and the dress is so cute x

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  25. Natalie looks great in it! It must have been a lot of fun for her to try it on. Did you get married in Belgium? I lived there as a kid when my dad was stationed there. I would love to go back one day.

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  26. Aww this is lovely what a fun idea for her to try and it on for you to look back on some memories as well.

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  27. This is such a fun idea! Getting to play dress up, I remember doing this with my aunt when I was little!

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  28. Awwwww! I LOVE THIS! She is beautiful btw.

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  29. I love the dress, very cute. I wish I saved money, would've been a great memorabilia and pass down to future daughter

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  30. such a fun idea! and she looks so beautiful but so grown up! I still have my own prom dress (two piece to be exact but it's the same), I hope one day I will pass it to my daughter

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  31. She looks so pretty in your prom dress. And I am amazed on how well the dress maintained over the years.

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  32. This is too cute! Next she will want to try on your wedding dress.

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  33. Your daughter looks very pretty! When I saw the first picture of your prom night , I was wondering "what happened to the prom date?" and then you disclose at the end ... LOL

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  34. This dress is SO stunning! Your daughter looks beautiful in it. Hopefully her prom want this year.

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