When I was a senior in high school, I had a boyfriend who went to a different school. Come May, me and my Coral Springs High sweetheart were still going strong, which meant that I had the privilege of attending two, count 'em two proms. This also meant that I needed two, count 'em two prom dresses, because even though I would be dancing amongst a whole new crowd of graduating seniors, I wouldn't dream of recycling the same dress.
I had a limited budget at that time, but luckily my mom had a brilliant seamstress for a best friend. Mom's BFF project runway'ed up a stunning and sophisticated navy sheath that I wore to his prom while I shelled out my savings on a pink strapless sequined mini that I rocked at mine. Two completely different looks. Hair in a classy chignon for the sheath, down and spiral curled for the sassy sequin number. I was a pretty princess for two consecutive Saturday nights, and I loved every minute of it.
My options for prom shopping were as limited as my budget was back then, which is why I am green with envy over the hot new Prom Collection launched at David's Bridal.
You heard it here, David's Bridal is more than just a haven for gowns to walk down the aisle in. They now have an entire collection of dresses and accessories for girls who just want to have fun at their prom, their boyfriend's prom, prom after parties, homecomings, and any event that a girl needs to get gussied up for.
Shop by style, from flirty modern minis to Kate Middleton worthy ballgowns; or by color, with brilliant hues, classic neutrals and bold patterns that just scream Prom Queen. David's Bridal also features plus size prom dresses and a haute selection of looks for under $100 for the budget-conscious fashionista.
My favorite look? The One Shoulder Beaded Glitter Ombre Gown pictured above. It moves, it sparkles, and it can make any gal look like Sophia Vergara...well, Sophia Vergara's little sister.
I'm already looking forward to having a daughter, and shopping for dresses for her prom. Maybe she'll follow in her mother's footsteps and date a dude that goes to a different school.
Then I can wear two, count 'em two dresses when I chaperone at both their proms.*