Ahh, senior prom. One of those special nights that you look forward to all of high school. There’s the dress, the date, the flowers, the limo/party bus, the dinner…all that fancy stuff. More prom pictures will be coming later, but I thought I’d share a few pictures of my dress from prom night! We had a Great Gatsby/1920′s theme that was so beautifully elegant and extravagant, and our venue was so beautiful and really fit the theme. I mentioned here that I’ve really been loving the color red, and lo and behold, I managed to find this beautiful red dress.
Here’s a close up of the jewelled detailing along the sweetheart neckline. I also love that subtle v-cut in the back of the dress. It’s quite a simple dress, but it’s very sleek and elegant.
My friend sneaked a picture of my hair! I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, so I tried to go with something similar to this. I had two friends curl my hair, tie it up in a ponytail, and pin it into a bun. Generally, I like it better when my hair is up and out of my face. I do wish my bangs were longer though… (Picture c/o T. Bercher)
For my earrings, I’m wearing these black chunky earrings that my friend got me for Christmas (which I believe are from Charming Charlie‘s). Plus bold red lips to add to the classic look! And a French manicure. I originally wanted to go with red nails, but I wanted to keep it more natural and too much red would be a little overwhelming. I love this picture-I’m standing next to my beautiful friend who was nominated for Prom Court and I just love the way the dress hits the floor.
I was trying hard not to spend too much money on my prom because I think nowadays people spend ridiculously large amounts of money for one night…that’s just my personal opinion and I understand that people have the money to actually splurge a couple hundred dollars here and there for a cute dress and nice shoes, but that’s just not me. So, I bought these shoes for $9!! Who doesn’t love a good deal?
I’m sure some girls would find it awkward to be wearing the same shoes as someone else, but I’m lucky that me and my best friend can just laugh it off. Plus, it makes for a good photo!
I actually rented my dress for about $50, which I think is a great deal considering the fact that I would only wear this dress once. The one thing that was a little frustrating was that I didn’t realize how hard it would be to dance in a long dress, especially since people would keep stepping on the ends and the fact that me being part of the IBTC didn’t do so well with keeping my dress up…BUT I had such an amazing time with my friends, our party bus was so much fun, the venue looked gorgeous, everyone looked stunning, and I’m still excited thinking about it. Well, more pictures coming soon!
Thank you for reading, and I hope you all have an elegant day! ♥