So I'm asking you, my readers, more of whom are probably over the age of 24, to send me your prom pictures and we'll have a REAL fashion show. I want to see the awesome dresses of the 70s and 80s and even the 90s - let's all take a trip down memory lane and look at the fashions, hair styles and how good our bodies looked, even if we didn't appreciate it at the time.
Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, and in a couple of weeks, we'll have our own prom fashion throwdown - old school style! Just to get you in the mood, here's a few from my prom - this was my senior year, also known as the only year Shelley ever went to any formal dances (everybody: awww!).
Formal picture - and hello, could they have done less with the photo background? The potted plants look half dead. Where is the balloon arch? Where is the tasteful Grecian column? Funny how I never noticed until now, though. This was May, 1981:
We both wore glasses but took them off for the picture. I loved my lavender dress, but it took me years to realize that it is not a good color for my pale skin.
Sigh. Those arms. How I miss them. And that flat stomach. If I could have only seen into the future.
My boyfriend's father owned a jewelry store, and set a large amethyst into a necklace to go with my dress for the Prom. I think he also let me pick out a ring to wear, too. And no, I didn't get to keep either - boo!
I'll have you know that I worked hard with my curling iron to get those flippy curls. The blotchy skin is thanks to a day at the beach a week before the prom, trying to get tan. I got burnt instead - story of my life.
OK, and here's a picture of the after-prom party. They didn't do lock-ins like they do now. My sons had an alcohol-free after-prom bash. We had our own bash - can't remember who's house we were at, but I'm sure their parents didn't mind. Also? It was definitely not alcohol-free.
Incriminating Polaroid - fun times, fun times.
OK, it's YOUR turn. Send in the pictures!