I have a hard time believing that high school was less than three years ago for me. I sometimes shudder at the thought of who I was back then. But since it’s prom season (and because Connie called me a turd), I thought I should take a stroll down memory lane.
Cue: ClassyTrash, High School Edition.
I didn’t go to prom my senior year because, long story short, the boy I wanted to go with wouldn’t go with me. And while a good friend offered to be my date, I was too caught up in what seemed to be the end of the world (ugh, so lame) that I said no and missed out.
Even if you don’t have a date – GO. You might think prom isn’t worth going to without a date but one day you’ll be in your twenties, looking back at your misguided 17 year old self wondering why you gave half a rat’s ass about that boy that told you no.
I did, however, manage to make my way to prom my junior year. See: Picture. Rather than go for the sequined, halter top, floor length pageant gown that seems to (still) be the bee’s knees of the south, I opted for a pale pink vintage dress decked out in lace & (gag) a giant bow. It was 2005. Bows were like, totally in.
Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on prom attire. Go for a prom dress that shows your personality rather than one that got the personality bedazzled right out of it. Take a cue from Chictopians like emelie.
Okay, I admit it, sometimes I want to cry when I look at that damned giant bow and what seems to be a lack of eyebrows on my face. But it’s high school – these pictures are meant to make you laugh.
The last photo is what I wore for the homecoming game & parade, where I didn’t win homecoming queen. But, I like totally won Miss Photogenic so like, it was totally worth it. Obvs, I am a fan of the curled up-do’s.
Share your prom/homecoming/high school pics! Let’s reminisce about our fashion sense, dare I say, pre-Chictopia.