Sunday, September 4, 2011
90's Flashback (High School Dance Edition)
Since going to the 80s Prom last weekend, I have been thinking about my high school dances. I went to high school in the 90s, not the 80s. But the 90s did us no favors. Think high rise jeans, huge rugby shirts and don't get me started on the shoes and perms.
I finally dug out my old scrapbook to see what I was wearing to my school dances. Oh my goodness. Someone should have stopped me. Here is just a random sampling of my favorites or "the best of the worst":
Sophomore year theme dance (we were cowboys):
Straight denim, baby, with a freakin' BOLERO tie! My date told me I was "churchy." I will never forget it!
Sophomore year Prom:
I borrowed this dress from my MOM! It doesn't scream "mom dress" at all does it? Notice my black flats with those little clip on shoe accessories!
Junior year Christmas Dance:
I really liked this guy (notice he is wearing uber cool Girbaud jeans!) So what better to wear than an oversize denim shirt with Christmas button covers!! I borrowed the plaid skirt from my friend Jaime. Love the perm!
Junior Year Valentines Dance:
Valentines= pink jeans. I wore those all the time. Don't forget the button covers again! I also wore those ankle cowboy boots everywhere. They were shoes that looked like boots...anyone else wear those?
Senior Year Morp Dance:
We were bikers. What is funny to me is that we actually thought it would be cool to pretend to ride another guy.
Senior Year Women's Association Dance:
The dress ain't bad--classic velvet Jessica McClintock number (I think this was the one I bought in San Diego to wear to Homecoming the year before.) It might have been a bit immodest but this was back in the day before they pushed "For the Strength of Youth"...
The funny thing about this dance is the group picture. I had "photo shopped" it myself. I thought my arms looked fat (I know...if only my high school self could see me now!) so I took a black Sharpie and tried to thin my arms out. I butchered the job but still had to deliver the photos to my date. His wife reads my blog...Jessica, ask him if he noticed!
Christmas dance Senior year:
Same date again. Lovin' on the Christmas sweater. I wore that same Christmas sweater to the Christmas dance my sophomore year too so I must have thought it was a winner. Once again...wearing the awesome low boots.
Going for the bridal look (what the?) My date was really cute..we were both red heads but I should have saved the white lace dress for my wedding.
This is the best dress yet...the sleeves could be worn up on the shoulders at home when my parents were taking the pre-dance photos
and then down off the shoulder at the Prom!!
It is a miracle I was even asked to these dances. Now you can see why I'm excited to go to my 20 year reunion. I have no where to go but up!