So , I’m a freshman at state. My boyfriend is a senior at my alma mater. He’s coming here next year as a Mechanical Engineering major. However, in the meantime, he still has his senior prom.
I love prom, getting dressed up, and dances, so of course I want to go. Nothing could be better.
I started out my hunt for the perfect prom dress at an outrageously expensive boutique, figuring this was the last time I got to go to prom and I had never really gone all out. The high school I went to was known for all out- we were featured on MTV several times because of some of the girl’s dresses, sometimes hitting the mark between $9,000 and $18,000. I went into the boutique, “Mia Bella,” with a budget of about $400. I still felt ridiculous spending that much. But for the right dress, I would.
I instantly found my dream dress. Checked the price tag, $975.00. I tried on some other dresses, but they were obviously for people that didn’t like food, and they didn’t fit me right at all. I like food, so starving myself for prom is not an option. I’ll luffa my arms and tone up a little, but I’m not sacrificing bacon.
The following my day my best friend Mandy and I decided to go on a shopping spree at our local mall. I went to JC Penny’s and found the perfect dress, in a size 11. I needed a 13. I almost got the 11 on but was heart broken when it didn’t fit. I went to the counter and asked the clerk if they could order a 13, I NEEDED this dress. She said they could try, but there was no guarantee. I went back to put the 11 back on the rack and there it was in the very front, someone had JUST put it back. The only 13. I put it on, and it fit perfectly in all the right places. This is the dress above here, obviously on someone a lot thinner than me. However, It is really slimming. I am not a skinny person, but I wouldn’t really say I’m very overweight either. I have some flab, and somehow, this dress makes it work. It reminds me of a ballet costume.
So now the dress is in my closet, waiting for it’s time to shine. After tax it was a whopping…wait for it… $76.55! And it looks exactly like some of the boutique dresses I tried on, and with thicker and better fabrics.
If I can give the high school crowd one word of advice, it would be to shop JC Penny’s or Macy’s online. If you’re worried about matching someone else, then definitely go online, and start early in case you have to return. Most people are too afraid to shop online, so go to your local store, check out what they have there, and then go find what WASN’T there online. Maybe even try some of the dresses on at the store that are in the fit and cut you want, so you know what size to order online. If you click on the photo above, it’ll take you to the JC Penny Prom 2013 page.
I am super excited!