The conversation went something like this:
"My dress? I just remember bows. Everything had bows. Bows on the boobs, bows on the butt, bows around the bottom, clip-on bows for my shoes, bows in my hair ... "
"Mine was short, and the entire bodice was made of stretchy black sequins."
"Whoa. Black sequins? That sounds ... "
I was sure my friend was going to tell me that my sequined dress sounded like a joke. But she surprised me.
"... kind of AMAZING."
This gave me pause. Sparkly? Yes. An on-trend-for-1993 fashion decision? Maybe. But until that moment, "amazing" is not how I'd come to think of my senior prom dress.
Suddenly I realized how wrong I'd been.
I mean, when you think about it, what ISN'T amazing about a dress made entirely out of sequins? When ELSE can you -- and all of your friends! -- adorn yourselves in sequins and bows and glitter and satin and taffeta and heels and douse yourselves in eyeshadow and hairspray and then full-on celebrate how fantastic you look?
The answer is: Never. There is no other time. And THAT is the ridiculous magic of prom. THAT is the ridiculous magic of prom dresses.
And so, with this stunning realization in my mind, I felt it my duty to launch Promtacular!, a Web site dedicated entirely to showcasing awesome -- and awesomely awful -- prom photos. So who better to kick off BlogHer's Do Tell: I Rocked That Prom Dress Contest than yours truly? Truly, prom dresses are the best.
Like this one:
New Jersey. 1991.
And this one:
Talk about embracing sequins.
And this one:
Amanda (in the photo) explains: "This was my senior year prom, and year two of mullet-dress look (short in front, long in back.) Although as you can see, this number certainly had some party going on in the front too."
Oh, and this one:
Carolyn (in the photo) explains: Here I am in my my plain white polyester gown that I felt so HAWT in. I can’t believe I went somewhere without a bra, ever ...
And the dress of black sequins and lace (complete with one of the world's tackiest backdrops):
Do you remember your prom dress? We know you have photographic evidence of the biggest dance of your high school career. So rev up your scanners and prepare to enter BlogHer's Do Tell: I Rocked That Prom Dress Contest. The prize is an iPod Touch!
Here's how it works: Leave a comment describing your most memorable prom dress. You can upload a photo here using HTML (here's a guide) or leave a link to the photo somewhere else on the Web like Promtacular. If you want to use Flickr, please upload your photo without restrictions to our Flickr BlogHer I Rocked That Prom Dress group.
You must embed or link to a photo in the comments on BlogHer to be registered for the iPod Touch drawing, which will take place at noon Pacific on Friday, April 23!
Make sure you have your e-mail address in your BlogHer profile so we can contact you if you win.
One comment on this post equals one entry into the contest. We will put all the comments into a randomizer to choose the winner. Comment as many times as you want! Good luck!
Don't miss the Do Tell Archive. Last week we asked for the shoes you wanted to be buried in to win a $100 Visa gift card. Updated! This contest is closed.Related Reading on BlogHer
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