When DD was a senior in high school, she saw a picture of Liz Taylor in People magazine in a beautiful dress with a unique, cape-like neckline, and she told me, “THAT’S the dress I want for the prom!”
Of course, she was confident she could say that because we knew and loved the wonderful Rosemary, seamstress par excellance. And Rosemary loved DD and I knew she would do her best to replicate the dress from the picture for her. And Rosemary certainly didn’t let us down. She did a beautiful job.
So, for her senior prom, DD didn’t have to worry about whether someone else would show up in the same dress, because hers was an original.
We always referred to this dress as the Liz Taylor dress. (I can’t find a full length picture, but it was tea length.)
And, of course, the Liz Taylor dress was worn with the infamous cookie cutter!
DD even wore it to a college dance once … probably just to show her dad she was getting good value for his hard earned dollars that had been spent for a very special dress she just had to have!
Ah, proms … the “date” decision, the deciding what to wear, the hair decisions, the angst. Fun, but nerve-racking, whether the attendee or the mother of the attendee!
Happy prom planning mothers and daughters!