Whenever I check my Facebook these days, I always see my former student-friends posting their prom pictures. Honestly, I feel envious! I feel happy stalking their prom pictures…takes me back in time. Gusto ko uli mag-prom! I want an excuse to wear a beautiful prom dress! By the way, I have a story about my prom dress. You see, in my sophomore year, I was a bride’s maid in the wedding of a family friend. The gown was really gorgeous. So in my junior year, when I was looking for a prom dress, my relatives suggested that I use my bride’s maid gown. Of course I did not want to, because I wanted a new gown. I saw a stunning dress on my classmate’s YM Prom Edition magazine, and I wanted it copied. I went to a dressmaker and instructed her to copy it. When it was done, it looked horrendous! As in. And when the dressmaker saw my disappointed face, she even had the gall to be annoyed, telling me that if I wanted to really have the dress copied I should have had a bigger budget. If I were bitchy back then, I would have told her that it was not the budget but rather her lack of talent and her cheap taste. Hello, she named the price kaya! She should have told me that copying the dress would cost a lot. Even my Mom, who’s far from being clothes conscious, did not want me to wear the dress because it was really..unworthy of me (hehe). But since we were running out of time, she borrowed dresses of her friends, designer and couture pa at that. Come prom night, I had plenty of dresses. But in the end, I chose to wear the one I used as a bride’s maid. And know what, I ended up being awarded as the Best Dressed Lady that night. I kinda expected it, because I was often approached by the faculty of my school complimenting my gown. Then after four months, on the Acquaintance Party in my senior year, I got the Lady of the Night award. Kwento lang 🙂 Made me feel ecstatic both times. And so I decided, in my own little way, acknowledge those who seriously looked for THE prom dress they wore on their proms.
Last night, I posted this on my Facebook:
Junior and senior ladies and gentlemen, please tag me in your prom photos. I’m looking for the best dressed prom girl for my blog. Please please!
And then I was tagged in some pictures–some on their own pictures, some by their friends/relatives. Some sent me private messages and links to their own proms dresses. Here they are:
First we have Yen Chua, looking like a sweet princess in a soft pink, classic ball gown. Perfect foe the masquerade ball! She looks even more regal with the pearls! Good accessory choice–nothing chunky. But the most eye-catching in this photo is the wearer’s smile. It’s such a sweet smile on her face, you’d gravitate towards her whatever she’s wearing.
From sweet princess Yen Chua, we have here Sarah Trivino looking glam in this black A-line skirt gown. The color set off her creamy complexion. The phrase “starry starry night” entered my mind upon seeing this. The bodice is uso, right? Sweetheart neckline made conservative by the lace. And by the way, the cut of her gown complimented her slim figure. Good decision to put her hair up and wear only a silver bracelet and ring! Made her look really elegant added more elegance and highlighted the beauty of the dress! If it were down, magulo tingnan. I could imagine the likes of Lucy Torres wearing this gown. Pati styling. The more I look, the more I admire.
And here we have another sweetheart, Jamie Enriquez. She is former BT teacher Rachel Joy Rojas’s niece. I was told that Jamie’s stunning dress was made by her very own mom! hindi lang yung look ang sweet, pati story behind the dress, sweet 🙂 This dress is unique and risky, if you ask me. Good thing Jaime was able to pull it off–her peaches and cream complexion was highlighted by this dress. And her svelte physique made the dress look elegant. If this were worn by someone else, it might look vulgar. Or the wearer might look squat. Not Jaime though. Told you, this was risky. But I’m sure she stood out with this dress. Labor of love indeed!
This dress is another certified headturner! On me, it won’t do because I’m bottom heavy. The cascading “ruffles”, however soft they are, magnifies its wearer’s hips. But on Queenie Nicole Masajo, the dress made her look statuesque. I love the silver ornament that gathered the soft capelet.
I’d have to say that Zara Jhudiel Lorenzo’s canary yellow gown totally made me smile, as yellow is my favorite color. I’m sure this gown stood out, kulay pa lang! The gray/silver bodice made Zara look sophisticated yet still warm because of the cheery canary yellow skirt. And yes, it was a good decision that she did not wear any jewelry on the neck. The bodice was already intricate, and the bare decollete and her hairstyle made the look clean.
But that does not end there, as Zara wore another gown to her prom. Bongga ‘di ba?
Seeing this second outfit, I’d have to say that Zara sure knows how to accessorize. While others would overwhelm themselves with loads of chunky accessories and intricate hairstyles, Zara kept it simple and fresh–bagay na bagay sa yellow! Tama ang “spacing” ng accessories, hindi nag-aagawan sa eksena.
Tell me what you think!
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