Post # 31
I work at a boutique that specializes in prom and we have been getting a lot of brides lately! Most of them say they’d rather spend $300-$500 on a dress instead of a few thousand, and use the money they saved on the honeymoon, especially since the quality is still there. I’ve also seen both of the Teranis you posted in person and they are beautiful! 🙂
Post # 32
There are so many great dresses that are marketed as prom dresses. I even thought about buying a wedding dress for my church ceremony, but was convinced to purchase a more traditional dress.
This is my reception dress – which is in the prom/homecoming section of Amazon.
Post # 34
I am wearing a prom dress under my skirt. I love the dress by itself so I plan to take off the skirt and just wear this dress for the reception.
Post # 35
That is so creative and looks beautiful!
Post # 36
this is a stunning way to get two looks!
Post # 37
omg I love it! Can you tell me who the dress is by? 😍
Post # 40
I love the detachable shirts and trains on dresses – or in your case – a slip over! So beautiful!
Post # 41
That’s so cool! Where did you get the skirt from
Post # 43
I don’t think it’s about rushing to grow up anymore than in previous decades. It’s about fashion; it’s about being able to wear a beautiful gown to an event; it’s about being old enough to go to prom. There are all these great designs that designers want to use and girls want to wear. Why not have fun? Why not wear them? It doesn’t affect wearing a wedding dress any more than wearing a Quinceañera gown would.
Besides white dresses aren’t new for teenage girls. Debutante balls, anyone?
Post # 44
I admit back when I went to Prom my dress could’ve been swapped for a wedding dress except in lilac. It was a single strap taffeta ball gown with a drop waist, sweetheart neckline, and beading on the bodice and parts of the skirt.
I didn’t think I’d ever get married(for some reason) so I wanted to go all out.
Post # 45
I guess that’s a regional/cultural difference, I see girls here dressing for prom (we just call them balls) like they’re brides. We don’t typically see quinceaneras or debutante balls in NZ so it kind of is out of the ordinary for us. That’s my experience anyway. I see a lot more white these days, and mature silhouettes, whereas when I was at school dresses were more colourful and fun. It wasn’t a super serious event, and you would never wear a white gown and hold a bouquet of flowers.
Personally I also think it kind of does make a difference with wearing a wedding dress. When I was dress shopping I tried on Maggie Sottero’s Layla. It was a beautiful dress, but in the back of my mind all I could think of was my cousin’s ball dress, and it honestly cheapened the Layla for me.
Again, that’s just my experience. Being in little NZ we don’t see a lot of what you US and U.K. Bees see 😊