What to wear to prom or homecoming

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  1. pointup

    pointup living in the sprawl

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    I, as a highschool student, want to experience my adolescence so I'm planning on attending prom. Even though prom is way away I was just pondering it and think I want to make a dress.... my mom made all her dresses and they were gorgeous!

    I want to make a dress like the one Ally is wearing in the pic below ...but can't find a pattern similar to it...do you know any dresses that aren't real pricey that are pretty?

    ahahah I feel so absolutely psycho posting this topic :wacko: haha
     
  2. lovespell

    lovespell New Member

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    I'm going through the same thing right now. :flower:

    My mother will be making my dress too. Check out Vogue Patterns. They have some awesome patterns. That's where my dress pattern is from.

    My dress:

    http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/vogue...&M=&UK=20843341

    I'm choosing B, and it will be done in white satin.

    What's your budget for a dress? What's your style? What kind of look are you going for?

    I love dress shopping, so I would be more then willing to help you out. I'm very excited for prom. :woot:
     
  3. ykidkwis

    ykidkwis New Member

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    you coulod always try vintage...so many girls wear sparky gowns with similar silhouettes that all look the same...its nice to see something different.
     
  4. freshstyle

    freshstyle New Member

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    i really dont know ur style, but i graduated two years ago...the dresses seem to not be as dressy any more like the typical prom dresses i think this dress could look amazing with the right shoes and jewlery.
     
  5. lovespell

    lovespell New Member

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    I don't really like the black dress. Sorry fresh style. :ninja:

    I have more questions, pointup. :p What's your skin/hair/eye coloring? What kind of body shape do you have? What's your favorite part of your body, that you might want to show off in a prom dress? Colors you love? Colors you want to avoid?

    Do you want a long dress, or maybe something short for a fresh new look?

    Hehe. I love helping people dress shop. Can you tell? :innocent:
     
  6. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    When I went to prom (10 years ago, but you can go ahead and listen, because it wasn't typical Early 1990s Fashion) I bought one of those Chinese brocade Cheoung-Sam tops (red) and wore it with a black, 10-gore flared miniskirt and a pair of black velvet Mary-Janes. The top cost be $22 and the skirt I already had around, and the shoes were I think around $15 (from the same import store where I bought the top).

    My hair was really, really long then, so I parted it down the centre all the way, made two braids of it, and wrapped them around my head Heidi-style. My hair stayed up and out of the way through a LOT of dancing.

    Good on ya for making your dress, though. I love to sew and make most of my clothes these days. While I can do my own drafting, I definitely appreciate the convenience of commercial patterns, even if I end up changing them around some. I have a great fondness for McCall's and Butterick's teens and Misses lines. The sizing is very accurate and the drafting is top quality. I have never had the slightest bit of trouble putting together any of their products (as opposed to Simplicity, where I find that the proportioning is dreadful and everything comes out about 2.5 sizes bigger than they state!) If you can catch a sale on Vogues, their vintage line has an evening dress that is a little like that one you like. All of the major pattern companies have evening-wear. I've had awesome luck with Butterick's. I've used them for several bridal-parties worth of bride's maids.
     
  7. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    I vote for vintage as well. I wore a yellow 1950s dress for mine last year; I loved it! :p
     
  8. chanel_girl

    chanel_girl Melody Nelson

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    May I suggest Prada?
     
  9. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    The Prada outfit is interesting, but probably not dressy enough. Proms are typically fairly formal events, and most of the girls wear some kind of evening wear. I used to have a skirt a lot like that one when I was in high-school, though mine was vintage--1950s. When the fabric was spread out, it was a bunch of Native-American dancers with animal masks. I loved that skirt to bits and wish I still had it! One of the few cool pieces I didn't keep forever.
     
  10. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    I don't know if this is your style, but a dress like this might be lovely for prom... :heart:
     
  11. lovespell

    lovespell New Member

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    Oh that dress is stunning. Chanel?
     
  12. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Yup. Here's another that would be wonderful... :flower:
     
  13. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Wow, you might be multiply jumped-on in either of those...
     
  14. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Something like this would be sweet as well...
     
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    purplelucrezia New Member

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    :lol:
     
  16. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Of course, it all depends on your sense of fashion...
     
  17. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    If you were like drop dead gorgeous that might just cause testosterone overkill...however in most cases I think it would be ill advised...
     
  18. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Here's another funny one... :p
     
  19. AlmostFamous

    AlmostFamous Active Member

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    My prom is this year, too. If I could afford that first chanel, or even the 2nd, I'd be all over that like yesterday! haha That betsy one is too cute!

    But, my ebst friend and I are anti-anything-to-do-w/-school..

    sooooo, if we go, we're not wearing prom dresses... B) :innocent:
     
  20. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Actually, I just posting for ideas...If you liked the dress enough though, you could probably find a dressmaker would could reproduce it for you. The Betsy Johnson one, for example, doesn't look too hard to make. :flower:
     

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